August 24, 2007
When they reunited for the Hell Freezes Over tour and record, they put out a few new songs, but none of them sounded like vintage Eagles. This single does. The harmonies, the country-flavored guitar work, and Don Henley singing like he never checked out of Hotel California.
Despite the classic trappings, the record sounds fully modern and contemporary. I’m not shocked that country radio has jumped on this. More than any of the rock crossovers come lately, the Eagles really do have a connection to this genre. With the Dixie Chicks and Little Big Town embracing the Eagles sound on their recent projects, it’s great to hear the inspirations themselves getting their groove back. Good stuff.
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