Poll: Would you buy an Eagles compilation with Henley/Frey/Walsh solo songs included?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mattright, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. mattright

    mattright Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Savannah, GA
    Yes - I would buy a 2-disc comp that included selected Henley/Frey/Walsh solo songs mixed in.......
  2. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    maybe if you throw in the schmit, meisner, leadon and felder solo stuff too.
  3. boboquisp

    boboquisp Close To The Edge...

    NE Ohio
    No thanks.
  4. Maybe with some Henley tracks, perhaps one from Joe, but solo Frey would be a deal-breaker
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  5. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    No 'Heavy Metal', no sale.

    On a side note, is there any thread that takes the 'final Beatles album' game and works it with The Eagles?
  6. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    hmmm I did like Randy Meisners first solo album. this is a good idea but the problem is joe walsh. too much stuff to choose from
  7. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

    Eastern Iowa
    No, as I already have compilations for the separate members.

    I'd rather have some archival live material from The Eagles 72-80
  8. white wolf

    white wolf Forum Resident

    United States
    I have one already. I put this together a couple of weeks ago, and have it out in my car. Still not tired of it.
    I left off what I considered to be Slow and Easy songs. Pretty much fills up a CD.

    1.) How Long
    2.) All She Wants To Do Is Dance
    3.) Take It Easy
    4.) James Dean
    5.) Life In The Fast Lane
    6.) Party Town
    7.) Strange Weather
    8.) Love In The 21st Century
    9.) I've Got Mine
    10.) Before The Ship Goes Down
    11.) Part Of You
    12.) Brave New World
    13.) Livin' Right
    14.) Common Ground
    15.) Smugglers Blues
    16.) You Belong To The City
    17.) Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed
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  9. Say It Right

    Say It Right Forum Resident

    Niagara Falls
    Henley and Frey have decent full albums, available in audiophile formats too! Frey has a couple of decent solo tracks
    , but his post-Eagles career was mostly underwhelming.
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  10. DreamIsOver

    DreamIsOver Forum Resident

    Chicago IL
    That would be along the lines of the Genesis R-Kive 3 disc comp which had some odd solo choices and essential songs missing.

    A "definitive" Eagles and solo comp would probably need 5 discs to do it justice which defeats the whole purpose of it.
  11. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    I wouldn't buy an Eagles compilation no matter what was on it. :shh:
  12. 905

    905 Forum Resident

    Southern IL
    No, but because I have compilations for Henley, Frey and Walsh that I enjoy along with the seven Eagles studio albums... Then again knowing me I better vote Yes because I'd probably buy it anyway.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2017
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  13. Blimpboy

    Blimpboy Forum Resident

    Walton, KY
    Yes! Maybe I could finally get Who Owns This Place remastered.
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    Larry Mc Forum Dude

  15. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Forum Resident

    I'm open to the idea in theory, but I'm guessing the Frey songs would be his big hits, which (except for "True Love") I wouldn't want. Never cared for Joe Walsh solo, although I do like some of his James Gang stuff.

    So, if I got to choose which songs, absolutely. But given that I wouldn't get to choose, the answer is I almost certainly wouldn't buy it. (No need for an Eagles compilation anyway, when I already have all their albums.)
  16. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    i think glenn frey's 'strange weather' is one of the most underrated albums of all time
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  17. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Sure, why not? Sounds like a true "career-spanning" Eagles set that includes solo material would be a great package!
  18. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

  19. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    "Eagles Flying Solo"
    A 5 Disc compendium of all the best songs recorded by each of The Eagles musicians, even before and after they were members!
    Here is the collection you demanded, all the greatest songs by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Bernie Leadon, Don Felder, Randy Meisner, and Timothy B Schmidt!
    Plus a special bonus disc of great Shiloh, Longbranch Pennywhistle, Flying Burrito Brothers, The Poor, James Gang and Poco songs!
    The very nature of being "solo" songs, recorded separately and apart from The Eagles, seems contradictory to assembling a compilation, combining those tracks together.

    How about compilations of other bands' solo tracks?
    The Who can release various Townshend, Daltrey, Entwhistle, and Moon tracks as "Who Are We".
    (This is reminiscent of the Beatles threads that fantasize and compile solo tracks as reconstituted Fab Four albums.)

    Unless a treasure trove of great demos and out takes are provided, then I can't see the justification nor purpose, any more than just another product to sell the fans.
  20. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Gather everything the band and any of its members have ever released in a massive box set...

    "The Really Long Run"

  21. ShockControl

    ShockControl Forum Resident

    I would not buy a comp with any Eagles content, solo or otherwise.
  22. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    Can someone settle this once and for all - was there a Linda Ronstadt album where she had the nascent Eagles as her backing band? And if so, was it Silk Purse (as I've been told once or twice), or something else?
  23. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Hail Hail Rock 'n Roll

    1. Yes, there is a Linda Ronstadt album which featured Frey, Henley, Meisner and Leadon on it, along with JD Souther and others. The Eagles formed with Linda's blessing after the recording.
    2. No, it is not Silk Purse. It is 1972's self-titled Linda Ronstadt.
  24. bartels76

    bartels76 Forum Hall Of Fame

    It would need to be a 4 or 5 CD set like the CSN box set. 2 CD's would barely scrap the surface covering the solo stuff AND the Eagles.
  25. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    Thank you kindly. I listened to Silk Purse but it's very obviously a Nashville sound on that record. If this mythical compilation that the OP was asking about ever comes to life, I'd put a song or two from Linda Ronstadt on there.

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