Thursday, November 9, 2017

AUDIO: The Eagles stream debut 1976 live performance of New Kid In Town

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

The first-ever live performance 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.

The lead single from “Hotel California”, “New Kid In Town” was a US No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the group a 1978 Grammy Award for “Best Arrangement For Voices.”

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.

With more than 32 million copies sold worldwide, “Hotel California” ranks as one of the best-selling albums of all time. The record topped the US Billboard 200 for eight weeks and won two Grammy Awards.

Hear a 1976 live recording of “Hotel California” from the new package here.

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:

AUDIO: The Eagles stream 1976 live recording of Hotel California

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
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