Thursday, October 19, 2017

AUDIO: The Eagles stream 1976 live recording of Hotel California

The Eagles are streaming audio of a previously-unreleased 1976 live recording of “Hotel California” as a preview to the November 24 release of a series of expanded 40th anniversary editions of their 1976 album classic.

One of the first-ever live performances of the iconic song is one of ten live tracks on a bonus disc in the forthcoming 2017 package that were recorded during the band’s three-night stand at the Los Angeles Forum in October 1976, about a month before the album hit stores.

Alongside the live audio, the 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Audio “Hotel California: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” includes remastered sound as well as hi-res stereo and 5.1 mixes. Presented in an 11 x 11 hardbound book, the set also features rare and unseen photos, a replica tour book, and an 11 x 22 poster.

The Blu-ray Audio disc features the 5.1 Surround Sound mix originally released on DVD-A in 2001 along with a hi-resolution, 192 KHz/24-Bit stereo mix.

The 40th anniversary set will also be available as a 2CD Expanded Edition and a single CD package, alongside digital download and streaming versions.

The Eagles are currently playing a short series of fall US dates with their new live lineup: joining Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit are the late Glenn Frey’s son, Deacon, and country singer Vince Gill; band co-founder Glenn Frey passed away in 2016.

The Eagles
"Hotel California: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition"

Release date: November 24

Disc One: Original Album

“Hotel California”
“New Kid In Town”
“Life In The Fast Lane”
“Wasted Time”
“Wasted Time” (Reprise)
“Victim Of Love”
“Pretty Maids All In A Row”
“Try And Love Again”
“The Last Resort”

Disc Two: Live at The Los Angeles Forum (October 1976)

“Take It Easy”
“Take It To The Limit”
“New Kid In Town”
“James Dean”
“Good Day In Hell”
“Witchy Woman”
“Funk #49”
“One Of These Nights”
“Hotel California”
“Already Gone”

Blu-ray Audio

- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
- Advanced Resolution Multi-Channel Surround Sound (96 KHz/24-Bit)
- Advanced Resolution Stereo (192 KHz/24-Bit)

See also:

The Eagles announce Hotel California 40th anniversary expanded reissue
The Eagles new lineup announce fall dates
VIDEO: Joe Walsh performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Joe Walsh to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Search The Eagles at hennemusic