Friday, March 16, 2018

Glenn Frey of The Eagles celebrated in Above The Clouds box set

The late Glenn Frey’s career is being celebrated in a new 4-disc box set, “Above The Clouds: The Collection”, due for release on May 11.

The Eagles co-founder, who passed away in January of 2016, carved out a notable solo career during their hiatus in the '80s and beyond. Frey scored chart success with such hits as "The Heat Is On," "You Belong To The City," "The One You Love," "Smuggler's Blues," and "I Found Somebody", among others.

The 3CD/DVD “Above The Clouds” compiles the key elements of Frey's music both before and after The Eagles became international superstars, showcasing the broad range and wide influence of the Detroit-bred singer-songwriter in the process.

Subtitled “The Very Best Of Glenn Frey”, the project’s first disc presents the guitarist’s major chart hits, and will be available as a stand-alone disc as well as part of the box set.

Disc two goes deeper into Frey's catalog with tunes like "After Hours," "For Sentimental Reasons," and covers of The Beach Boys’ "Caroline, No" and the rhythm and blues standard “(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66.”

The third disc presents the early output of the duo formed by longtime friends Frey and JD Souther known as Longbranch/Pennywhistle. Originally released in 1969, the self-titled record offers the duo’s country rock/folk set.

“Above The Clouds” is rounded out with a live DVD filmed at the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland in July 1992 on Frey’s ‘Strange Weather’ tour; the set mixes solo tracks with Eagles classics.

In January, the guitarist’s widow, Cindy Frey, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan over her husband’s passing.

The suit accuses the hospital and gastroenterologist Steven Itzkowitz of negligence for failing to properly treat the rocker’s ulcerative colitis, diagnose and treat infection, and advise of the risks and side effects from treatment.

The complaint alleges that as a result of the negligence, “Glenn Frey was rendered sick, sore, lame and disabled,” and suffered pain and mental anguish prior to his death from what The Eagles announced as “complications from acute ulcerative colitis, pneumonia and rheumatoid arthritis.”

The Eagles – with Frey’s son Deacon and country star Vince Gill on board as touring members – recently launched an extensive North American tour that will run into late October.

Glenn Frey
“Above The Clouds: The Collection”

Release date: May 11

Disc 1
(also available as a single/stand-alone disc)

The Heat Is On
Call On Me (Theme from "South of Sunset")
Part of Me, Part of You
You Belong To The City
Smuggler's Blues
Sexy Girl
The Allnighter
Soul Searchin'
Same Girl
The One You Love
Strange Weather
I've Got Mine
River Of Dreams
Love In The 21st Century
Lyin' Eyes / Take It Easy (Medley – Live at The Stadium: Dublin, Ireland)

Disc 2

Let's Go Home
I Got Love
The Way To Happiness
Common Ground
After Hours
Rising Sun (Instrumental)
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Better In The U.S.A
Brave New World
Caroline, No
For Sentimental Reasons
It's Too Soon To Know
Worried Mind
Lover's Moon
Route 66
True Love

Disc 3 – Longbranch / Pennywhistle (1969)

Jubilee Anne
Run, Boy, Run
Lucky Love
Kite Woman
Bring Back Funky Women
Star-Spangled Bus
Mister, Mister
Don't Talk Now
Never Have Enough

Disc 4 DVD - Strange Weather / Live in Dublin
Recorded September 15, 1992, at the National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland

Long Hot Summer
Peaceful Easy Feeling
New Kid In Town
The One You Love
Strange Weather
I've Got Mine
Medley: Lyin' Eyes / Take It Easy
Wild Mountain Theme
River Of Dreams
True Love
Love In The 21st Century
Livin' Right
Smuggler's Blues
The Heat Is On
Heartache Tonight
Party Town

See also:

The Eagles add second New York date to fall tour
The Eagles add fall US dates to 2018 tour
The Eagles add fall dates to North American tour
The Eagles: Glenn Frey’s widow files wrongful death lawsuit
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