Offered for sale is a Japanese second issue of the self-titled debut LP by the Eagles, complete with original obi.
About this copy: This copy of The Eagles is a 1976 issue with a blue obi of an LP that was originally issued in 1972 with a pink obi and a different catalog number.
Cover, obi, and lyric insert are all M-.
The disc is M- and aside from a single spindle mark, looks unplayed.
A nice copy of a classic LP.
Background: The Eagles was the first LP by the band of the same name, and the LP sold modestly, reaching #22 on the U.S. album charts, though it was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA.
The album had three charting singles, all of which reached #22 or higher – “Take It Easy,” “Witchy Woman,” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling.”
Balance is the key element of the Eagles’ self-titled debut album, a collection that contains elements of rock & roll, folk, and country, overlaid by vocal harmonies alternately suggestive of doo wop, the Beach Boys, and the Everly Brothers. …”Take It Easy” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling” are similar-sounding mid-tempo folk-rock tunes sung by Frey that express the same sort of laid-back philosophy, as indicated by the word “easy” in both titles, while “Witchy Woman,” a Henley vocal and co-composition, initiates the band’s career-long examination of supernaturally evil females. These are the songs one remembers from Eagles, and they look forward to the eventual dominance of the band by Frey and Henley. But the complete album from which they come belongs as much to Leadon’s country-steeped playing and singing and to Meisner’s melodic rock & roll feel, which, on the release date, made it seem a more varied and consistent effort than it did later, when the singles had become overly familiar.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|