Hotel California is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Eaglesand is one of the Album) albums of all time. Three singles Album) released from the album, each reaching high in the Billboard Hot : " New Kid in Town " number 1" Hotel California " number 1and " Life in the Fast Lane " number The album became the band's best-selling album after Their Greatest Hits — It was their first album with guitarist Joe Walshwho had replaced founding member Bernie Leadonand is the last album to feature bassist Randy Meisner.
It is their sixth album including Their Greatest Hits —and fifth of new material. A 40th anniversary special edition was released in November The first song written for the album was " Hotel California ", which became the theme for the album. On the title "Hotel California", Henley said that "the word, "California," carries with it all kinds of connotations, powerful Wasted Time (Reprise) - Eagles - Hotel California (8-Track Cartridge, mystique, etc.
There's a built-in mythology that comes with that word, an American cultural mythology that has been created by both the film and the music industry. Bernie Leadonwho was the principal country influence in the band, left the band after the release of the previous album One of These Nights. Leadon was replaced by Joe Walsh who provided the opening guitar riff of "Life in the Fast Lane" that was then developed into the song.
The title for "Life in the Fast Lane" was inspired by a conversation between Frey and his drug dealer during a high speed car ride. The melody of the Album) track, "Hotel California", was written by Don Felder. Don Henley wrote most of the lyrics, with contributions from Glenn Frey.
Henley noted that hotel had become a "literal and symbolic focal point of their lives at that time", and it became the theme of the Album). Frey wanted the song to be "more cinematic", and to write it "just like it was a movie". Henley sought inspiration for the lyrics by driving out into the desert, as well as from films and theatre. Frey said: "It was the first time that Don took Album) upon himself to write an epic story and we were already starting to worry about the environment… we're constantly screwing up paradise and that was the point of the song and that Maria Domingas - Gato Barbieri - Under Fire some point there is going to be no more new frontiers.
I mean we're putting junk, er, garbage into space now. The band was forced to stop recording on numerous occasions because Black Sabbath were too loud and the sound Album) coming through the wall. For the title track " Hotel California ", after the arrangement and instrumentation had been refined, several takes were recorded.
Don Felder initially sang the lead vocals in the many early takes for the song, but the band felt that his efforts were not up to the required standard, and Henley then took over as the lead.
According to Henley in a interview, the Eagles "probably peaked on Hotel California. The front cover artwork is a photograph of The Beverly Hills Hotel shot just before sunset by David Alexander with design and art direction by Kosh. Three hotels were photographed, and the one with The Beverly Hills Hotel was selected as the cover. The photographer shot the image 60 feet above Sunset Boulevard on top of a cherry picker.
However, when the identity of Beverly Hills Hotel was revealed, the hotel threatened legal action over the use of the image. The rear album Wasted Time (Reprise) - Eagles - Hotel California (8-Track Cartridge was shot in the lobby of the Lido Hotel in Hollywood. Kosh designed a Hotel California logo as a neon sign which was used on the album Trying To Drive - Zac Brown Band - Pass The Jar and in its promotional materials.
As it proved difficult to bend real neon tubings into the desired shape of the script, the neon effect of the logo was achieved with airbrush by Bob Hickson.
Additional portraits of the band used in the Album) package and promotional materials were shot by Norman Seeff. The album was released by Asylum Records on December 8, in vinylcassette and 8-track cartridge formats. It was considered for quadraphonic release in earlybut this idea was dropped following the demise of the quadraphonic format. On the album's 25th anniversary init was released in a Multichannel 5.
These also had text engraved in the Wasted Time (Reprise) - Eagles - Hotel California (8-Track Cartridge groove of each side, continuing an in-joke trend the band had started with their third album On the Border. Is Five-Piece Live", indicating Wasted Time (Reprise) - Eagles - Hotel California (8-Track Cartridge the song "Victim of Love" was recorded in a live session in studio, with no overdubbing. This was in response to those who criticized the Eagles' practice of copious overdubbing of instruments and that they were too clinical and soulless in the studio.
They wanted to demonstrate that they could When Doves Cry (Gossips F.O.F.
Remix) - Acid Factor - When Doves Cry Remixes together without overdubs if they wanted to. A 40th anniversary deluxe edition was released on 24 November The set includes the original Album) album, and a second CD that features 10 live tracks from the concert at The Forumrecorded in October two months before the original release of the Behind Walls - Alex DElia & Squoid - Behind Walls EP. Hotel California was met with generally positive reviews.
Village Voice critic Robert Christgau felt it was their "most substantial if not their most enjoyable LP",  while Charley Walters of Rolling Wasted Time (Reprise) - Eagles - Hotel California (8-Track Cartridge felt it showcased "both the best and worst tendencies of Los Angeles-situated rock". Retrospective reviews have also been positive. Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Timeswriting after the band broke up, called the album "a legitimate rock masterpiece", in which the band "examined their recurring theme about the American Dream with more precision, power and daring than Love Wont Wait - Atomic Kitten - Feels So Good in such stark, uncompromising songs as "Hotel California" and "The Last Resort".
It was a band that could be bombastic, but also one that made music worthy of the later tag of 'classic rock', music appropriate for the arenas and stadiums the band was playing. Hotel California was the Eagles' sixth album including Their Greatest Hits —and fifth of original material. It became a critical and commercial success.
In a poll of rock critics and DJs inCome On - Chelsea - Anthology One was ranked 48 out of Hotel California was ranked 13th in a survey held by British television's Channel 4 to determine the greatest albums of all time. Inthe album was ranked number 37 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest albums of all time maintaining the rating in a revised list.
The guitar duet at the end of the song was performed by Don Felder and Joe Walsh. The album was nominated for several Grammy awards in and its title Album) "Hotel California" won the Record of the Year. The band manager Irving Azoff however refused requests by the Grammy producer for the band to attend or perform at the ceremony unless a win was guaranteed. The band therefore did not appear at the ceremony to collect their awards.
Henley later said: "The whole idea of a contest to see who is 'best' just doesn't appeal to us. The album first entered the US Billboard at number four,  reaching number one in its fourth week in January Adapted from AllMusic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Wasted Time The Eagles. Henley Frey J.
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