Glenn Frey Celebrated With New Box Set: Listen

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On May 11, Geffen/UMe released Above the Clouds: The Collection, a 3-CD/1-DVD set celebrating the late Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey’s solo career. Above the Clouds, according to a press release, “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. The collection is a fitting way to honor a singer-songwriter whose imagination knew no bounds.”

The first disc features major chart hits, including the Beverly Hills Cop smash “The Heat Is On,” the slide-guitar-driven groove of “Smuggler’s Blues,” the Miami Vice ballad “You Belong to the City,” “Part of Me, Part of You,” and much more. This disc will be available as a stand-alone disc as well as part of the box set.

Disc 2 explores Frey beyond the charts. Included are “After Hours,” his majestic take on “For Sentimental Reasons,” a nod to the Beach Boys with a spot-on cover of “Caroline, No,” and “Route 66” among them.

Listen to Frey get his kicks

Listen to “Part of Me, Part of You”

The third disc highlights the early output of the duo formed by longtime friends Frey and J.D. Souther known as Longbranch Pennywhistle, originally released on the Amos label in 1969. Songs like “Kite Woman” and “Run, Boy, Run” serve as the literal seeds of the country-rock movement Frey and the Eagles perfected.

The final disc, a live DVD culled from a performance at the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, in July 1992, on the Strange Weather tour, shows Frey and his top-shelf band veering from “Long Hot Summer,” several Eagles favorites including “Peaceful Easy Feeling” to “Strange Weather” and “Party Town.”

Listen to a medley of “Lyin’ Eyes/Take It Easy” from the Dublin concert

A full track listing can be found below.

Order the 4-disc set here and the single CD here.

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Track Listing

Disc 1 – Above the Clouds: The Very Best of Glenn Frey
(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

Listen to that spot-on cover of the Beach Boys’ “Caroline, No”

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 Four 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

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