Eagles is the debut studio album by the rock band the Eagles. The album was an immediate success for the young band, reaching No. The band, starting with this album, played a major role in popularizing the country rock sound. The album was ranked number on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest albums of all time published in Inthe band had just been formed and signed by David Geffenwho then sent them to Aspen, Coloradoto develop as a band.
Johns was invited by Geffen to see the Eagles - Eagles perform at a club called Tulagi in Boulder, Colorado in December Extraordinary blend of voices, wonderful harmony sound, just stunning. The band went to London where they spent two weeks recording the album at the Olympic Studios. Three of the songs recorded in London feature Frey on lead vocals, another three with Meisner and two with Leadon. The chirping sound at the start of the song by Leadon and Meisner, Eagles - Eagles , was taken from a sound-effect library.
Originally, Henley only had one song on the album, namely " Witchy Woman ". Later, a further track, "Nightingale", was recorded in Los Angeles after Geffen and manager Elliot Roberts listened to the tape of the album and decided that it needed another song with Henley on lead vocals.
Geffen tried to get the song recorded with another production team,  and Johns, angered by the attempt to record "Nightingale" behind his back, then re-recorded the song with the band at Wally Heider 's Studio 3 in Hollywood. Even though Johns judged this recording unsatisfactory, it was included in the album. The album artwork was created by album cover artist Gary Burden with photography by Henry Diltz. The album was initially designed as a gatefold album that would further open up into a poster; however Geffen thought it would be confusing, and glued it together so that Eagles - Eagles would not open, and Eagles - Eagles gatefold image of the band members at Joshua Tree then became orientated the wrong side up.
Reviewing inBud Scoppa of Rolling Stone believed the Eagles had "distinguished" country-rock backgrounds, and said the album is "right behind Jackson Browne 's record as the best first album this year. And I could be persuaded to remove the word "first" from that statement.
Allmusic 's William Ruhlmann, in his Eagles - Eagles review, sums up the album as balanced in terms of songwriting, but noting that the three hit singles were sung by Frey and Henley, who would later go on to dominate the band. The album debuted on the US Billboard chart at number in its first week of release,  Eagles - Eagles at number 22 in its sixth week on the chart. Production . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Country rock folk rock rock and roll.
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