Eagles Reissue ‘Hell Freezes Over’ Album

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Geffen/UMe are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of The EaglesHell Freezes Over with the first ever stand-alone U.S. vinyl reissue of the album. Hell Freezes Over was the Eagles’ April 1994 reunion that resulted in a nine times platinum album that spent two weeks atop the charts and spawned a two-year tour. The double 180-gram black vinyl arrived March 8.

Previously available only as an import double-LP and as part of 2018’s Legacy box set, Hell Freezes Over, originally produced by the Eagles with Elliot Scheiner and Rob Jacobs, has been remastered for modern high-grade vinyl by Bob Ludwig.

Hell Freezes Over features the band’s Long Run-era lineup—drummer/vocalist Don Henley, guitarist/vocalist Glenn Frey, guitarist/vocalist Joe Walsh, guitarist/vocalist Don Felder and bassist/vocalist Timothy B. Schmit—performing four new studio tracks in addition to 11 live offerings. The reunion sessions took place on April 25 and 26, 1994, at Warner Burbank Studios in Burbank, Calif., and were subsequently broadcast as an MTV special.

The Eagles in 1995

The album opens with the studio track “Get Over It,” followed by “Love Will Keep Us Alive,” with lead vocal from Schmit; that track reached #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in 1995. Highlights of the live portion of the album include the acoustic reimagining of “Hotel California,” the Walsh showcase “Pretty Maids All In a Row,” Henley’s “New York Minute,” which features the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, “Take It Easy” and a “Desperado” finale that puts the spotlight on Henley’s lead vocals and piano.

Hell Freezes Over Track List

Side 1
1. Get Over It
2. Love Will Keep Us Alive
3. The Girl From Yesterday
4. Learn To Be Still

Side 2
1. Tequila Sunrise
2. Hotel California
3. Wasted Time
4. Pretty Maids All In A Row

Side 3
1. I Can’t Tell You Why
2. New York Minute
3. The Last Resort

Side 4
1. Take It Easy
2. In The City
3. Life In The Fast Lane
4. Desperado

Listen to the remastered “Hotel California” from the album

The Eagles—Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill—have many 2019 dates. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and StubHub.

Related: Our review of a 2018 Eagles concert

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  1. Terry
    #1 Terry 27 February, 2019, 11:21

    I don’t think Mr Frey will be a part of the upcoming tour as he passed away in 2016

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