Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Eagles announce Hotel California 40th anniversary expanded reissue

The Eagles will release a series of expanded 40th anniversary editions of their 1976 album classic, “Hotel California”, on November 24.

With more than 32 million copies sold worldwide, the project ranks as one of the best-selling albums of all time. The record – which delivered two US No. 1 singles (“New Kid In Town” and the title track) – topped the Billboard 200 for eight weeks and won two Grammy Awards.

The “Hotel California: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” is a new 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Audio package that includes remastered sound, ten previously unreleased live recordings from the era, 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 set also marks the debut of ten live tracks that were recorded during the band’s three-night stand at the Los Angeles Forum in October 1976. The concert recordings - which were recorded about a month before the album came out - feature one of the first ever live performances of “Hotel California” and “New Kid In Town”, along with other Eagles classics including “Already Gone”, “Take It To The Limit” and “Witchy Woman.”

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 offering, alongside digital download and streaming versions.

Following the 2016 passing of cofounder Glenn Frey, The Eagles returned to action this year with a new live lineup: joining Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit are Frey’s son, Deacon, and country singer Vince Gill.

The Eagles will launch a short series of fall US dates in Greensboro, NC on October 17.

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:

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VIDEO: The Eagles headline Classic East festival in New York
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