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Desperado, Eagles

Desperado – Eagles

April 17th, 1973

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iTunes Price: $9.99

Genre: Rock

Released: Apr 17, 1973

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Eagles
Eagles

1975
1975

1972
1972






Desperado – Eagles

NameArtistTimePrice
1.
Doolin-DaltonEagles3:27$1.29
2.
Twenty-OneEagles2:11$1.29
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Out of ControlEagles3:05$1.29
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Tequila SunriseEagles2:53$1.29
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DesperadoEagles3:34$1.29
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Certain Kind of FoolEagles3:05$1.29
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Doolin-Dalton (Instrumental Version)Eagles0:47$1.29
8.
Outlaw ManEagles3:33$1.29
9.
Saturday NightEagles3:22$1.29
10.
Bitter CreekEagles4:59$1.29
11.
Doolin-Dalton / Desperado (Reprise)Eagles4:54$1.29

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Our Review

Since no group did more to create the mythos of the Los Angeles cowboy troubadour, it was fitting that the Eagles designed their sophomore effort as a concept record based on the Dalton gang and the Old West. You needn’t look any farther than the cover of Desperado to know that the group was more interested in the costumed romance of outlaw culture than the actual history, but rock ’n’ roll was in search of new images and the Eagles wore the Western theme well. Desert atmosphere abounds on “Tequila Sunrise” and “Bitter Creek,” a moody ballad about love and peyote. The group loves the idea of the lone cowboy, an image that drives “Certain Kind of Fool” and “Outlaw Man,” but reaches its culmination with “Desperado,” a piano-and-string-laden ballad that would go on to become a standard and influence country songwriters like Garth Brooks. Sure, the cowboy theme was far-fetched and superficial, but it’s easy to see why the Eagles felt like a gang in 1973. The group’s four founding songwriters share equal space on Desperado, and a genuine all-for-one spirit is written into the beautiful, bittersweet harmonies of “Saturday Night.”

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Customer Reviews

I never get tired of "Desperado"! (5 stars)
Forget the reviewer's cracks about "disparate tracks" and songs "coming from a completely different album" - this record is probably my favorite Eagles release, if for no other reason than its thematic focus. It sounds far less polished - yet, somehow, that much more appealing - than their "Hotel California" period work, which was just a bit too commercial for my taste. Probably their most underrated album, the

The Glories And Failures of Life (5 stars)
This album is, bar none, the very definition of living in all its incarnations. From the youthful exuberance and wide-eyed giddiness of "Twenty-One" to the crashing heartbreak of lost love and growing old alone in "Saturday Night". The fatalistic "Doolin-Dalton" conveys a life gone wrong when we know that what we're doing isn't what's best- but we've become comfortable in the routine of self-destruction. And

The Eagles Best!!! (5 stars)
Love this album. This is like a soundtrack to a movie that was never made. If they did make a movie? then Terrence Mallick should direct it. Great sounding throughout and the stand out track is the closing "Doolin-Dalton/Desperado" Medley. Before "Hotel California" and the cocaine psychosis of "The Long Run" there was an ambitious band who made an album that was panoramic in scope. This is a lost gem!

Biography

Formed: 1971 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Rock
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

With five number one singles, fourteen Top 40 hits, and four number one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of those albums — Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) and Hotel California — ranked among the ten best-selling albums ever, and the popularity of 2007's Long Road Out of Eden proved the Eagles' staying power in the new millenium. Though most of its members came from outside California, the group was closely...

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