Long Road Out of Eden


Long Road Out of Eden
Long Road Out of Eden
Studio album by Eagles
Released October 30, 2007
Recorded 2001–2007
Genre Country rock, rock
Length 90:53
Label Eagles Recording Company II, Lost Highway, Polydor
Producer Eagles, Steuart Smith, Richard F.W. Davis, Scott Crago, Bill Szymczyk
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Eagles
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Long Road Out of Eden
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Long Road Out of Eden is the seventh studio album by American rock band Eagles, released in 2007 on Lost Highway Records. Nearly six years in production, Long Road Out of Eden is the first studio album from the Eagles since 1979's The Long Run, and along with the four original tracks on 1994 Hell Freezes Over, and two records in 2003 and 2004 with "Hole in the World" and "One Day at a Time", the only original material since. The album produced two singles on the Hot Country Songs charts: a cover of J.D. Souther's "How Long" and "Busy Being Fabulous", both of which were Top 30 hits on the country charts as well as Top 20 hits on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts. The album produced five straight hits on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts with "How Long", "Busy Being Fabulous", "No More Cloudy Days", "What Do I Do With My Heart", and "I Don't Want to Hear Anymore". The album debuted at #1 in the U.S. and won the band two Grammy awards for "How Long" and the instrumental "I Dreamed There Was No War". The album became the band's sixth #1 album and was the highest selling album of the year. It has since sold 3.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Being a double album with length exceeding 90 minutes, the album was certified 7x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of 7 million discs.

Contents

About the album

In 2006, a special edition exclusive to Wal-Mart of the DVD release, Farewell 1 Tour-Live from Melbourne, included a bonus CD with three studio versions of songs from Long Road Out of Eden: "No More Cloudy Days," "Do Something" and "Fast Company."

On August 20, 2007, the song "How Long," written by J.D. Souther — who had previously worked with the Eagles co-writing some of their biggest hits including "Best of My Love," "Victim of Love," "Heartache Tonight" and "New Kid in Town" — was released as a single to radio with an accompanying online video at Yahoo! Music and debuted on television on CMT during the Top 20 Countdown on August 23, 2007. The band performed the song as part of their live sets in the early to mid 1970s, but did not record it at the time due to J.D. Souther's desire to use it on his first solo album.

The Deluxe Collector's Edition of Long Road Out of Eden was released on November 20, 2007, featuring two bonus tracks, "Hole in the World" and "Please Come Home for Christmas." This version of the CD is wrapped in a red linen cloth, screen printed with panoramic imagery, and includes a 40-page booklet with lyrics, credits, exclusive photos and desert scenes from the making of the "How Long" video.[1]

"No More Walks in the Wood" is a song using the words from "An Old-Fashioned Song," a 21-line poem (without choruses either in the poem or song) by John Hollander. The song is in four-part harmony with guitar chords, but mostly sung a cappella.[2]

In a 2007 interview with CNN, band member Don Henley declared, "This is probably the last Eagles album that we'll ever make."[3] When questioned about the possibility of a follow-up album in November 2010, band member Timothy B. Schmit said, "My first reaction would be: no way. But I said that before the last one, so you never really know. Bands are a fragile entity and you never know what's going to happen. It took a long time to do that last album, over a span of years, really, and it took a lot out of us. We took a year off at one point. I'm not sure if we're able to do that again. I wouldn't close the door on it, but I don't know."[4] In a 2010 interview with undercover.fm, Joe Walsh said that the band might be able to make one more album before the band "wraps it up".[5]

At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the album won Best Instrumental Pop Performance. The album received three more nominations: Best Pop Vocal Album; Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for 'Waiting in the Weeds'; and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for 'Long Road Out of Eden'.

"Guilty of the Crime" was covered by The Bellamy Brothers and The Bacon Brothers, whose version was released as a single in June 2009.

In 2009 "I Don't Want to Hear Any More" was released as the fifth single from the album. The song's writer Paul Carrack had already cut his own version in 2007.[6]

For the first year after the album's initial release, the album was available in North America exclusively via the band's website, or through Wal-Mart and Sam's Club retail stores.

Track listing

Disc one

  1. "No More Walks in the Wood" (Don Henley, Steuart Smith, John Hollander) – 2:00
  2. "How Long" (J. D. Souther) – 3:13
  3. "Busy Being Fabulous" (Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Steuart Smith) – 4:19
  4. "What Do I Do with My Heart" (Glenn Frey, Don Henley) – 3:54
  5. "Guilty of the Crime" (Frankie Miller, Jerry Lynn Williams) – 3:43
  6. "I Don't Want to Hear Any More" (Paul Carrack) – 4:21
  7. "Waiting in the Weeds" (Don Henley, Steuart Smith) – 7:45
  8. "No More Cloudy Days" (Glenn Frey) – 4:02
  9. "Fast Company" (Don Henley, Glenn Frey) – 4:00
  10. "Do Something" (Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit, Steuart Smith) – 5:12
  11. "You Are Not Alone" (Frey) – 2:22

Disc two

  1. "Long Road Out of Eden" (Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Timothy B. Schmit) – 10:17
  2. "I Dreamed There Was No War" (Glenn Frey) – 1:38
  3. "Somebody" (Jack Tempchin, John Brannen) – 4:09
  4. "Frail Grasp on the Big Picture" (Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Steuart Smith) – 5:46
  5. "Last Good Time in Town" (Joe Walsh, John David Souther) – 7:07
  6. "I Love to Watch a Woman Dance" (Larry John McNally) – 3:16
  7. "Business as Usual" (Don Henley, Steuart Smith) – 5:31
  8. "Center of the Universe" (Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Steuart Smith) – 3:42
  9. "It's Your World Now" (Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin) – 4:22

Bonus tracks on the Deluxe Collector's Edition

  1. "Hole in the World" (Don Henley, Glenn Frey) – 4:13*
  2. "Please Come Home for Christmas" (Charles Mose Brown, Gene C. Redd) – 2:58

* Bonus track also included in the standard UK edition.

Personnel

As listed in CD booklet.[7]

Eagles

Musicians

  • Orchestrations by Richard F.W. Davis and Glenn Frey
  • Horns arranged by Greg Smith and Don Henley

Production

Charts

Album

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Certification Sales
Australia ARIA Chart[8][9][10] 1 3× Platinum 210,000+
Austria Media Control Album Chart[11] 2 Platinum 20,000+
Belgium IFPI Album Chart[12] 8 Gold 15,000
Denmark IFPI Albums Chart[13] 2 2× Platinum[14] 60,000+
Finland IFPI Album Chart[15] 6 16.000
France SNEP Album Chart[16] 9
Germany Media Control Album Chart[12] 2 Platinum 200,000
Greece IFPI Album International Chart[17] 1 Gold 10,000
Hong Kong Album Chart[18] 1
India Album Chart[18] 1
Ireland IRMA Album Chart[12] 4 Platinum 15,000
Italy FIMI Album Chart[19] 4
Japan Oricon Albums Chart[20][21] 7 83,132
Korea Hanteo Album Chart[22] 9 2,597[23]
Malaysia Album Chart[18] 1
Netherlands MegaCharts Album Chart[24] 1
New Zealand RIANZ Album Chart[25] 1 2× Platinum 30,000
Norway IFPI Album Chart[12] 1
Poland OLiS Album Chart 4 Platinum 20,000
Russia RASC Album Sales Chart[26] 1
Singapore Album Chart[18] 1
Spain PROMUSICAE Album Chart[27] 13
Sweden GLF Album Chart[12] 2 Platinum 40,000
Switzerland Media Control Album Chart[28] 2 Gold 15,000
Thailand Album Chart[18] 1
UK Albums Chart[18][29][30] 1 2× Platinum 800,000+
U.S. Billboard 200[18][31][32] 1 7× Platinum 3,500,000+
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[33] 1
U.S. Billboard European Top 100 Albums[34] 1

End of year charts

Year Country Chart Rank
2007 Germany IFPI #78 [35]

Singles

Year Song Peak chart positions[36][37]
US Country US US Main US AC CAN
2005 "No More Cloudy Days" 3
2007 "How Long" 23 101 38 7 76
"Busy Being Fabulous" 28 12
2008 "What Do I Do with My Heart" 13
2009 "I Don't Want to Hear Any More" 23
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Awards

Wins

Year Winner Category Award
2008 Long Road Out Of Eden Best International Rock Album Fonogram – Hungarian Music Awards
2008 "How Long" Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals Grammy Awards (50th)
2009 "I Dreamed There Was No War" Best Pop Instrumental Performance Grammy Awards (51st)

Nominations

Year Nominee Category Award
2004 "Hole In The World" Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals Grammy Awards (46th)
2008 Long Road Out Of Eden Best International Album BRIT Awards (28th)
2008 Eagles Best International Group BRIT Awards (28th)
2008 "How Long" Wide Open Country Video of the Year CMT Music Awards
2008 Eagles Top Vocal Group Academy of Country Music Awards
2009 Long Road Out Of Eden Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy Awards (51st)
2009 “Long Road Out Of Eden” Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals Grammy Awards (51st)
2009 "Waiting In The Weeds" Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals Grammy Awards (51st)

Tour

References

  1. ^ Wal-Mart Releases Eagles' 'Deluxe Collector's Edition of Long Road out of Eden', CNN, November 16, 2007
  2. ^ Boynton, Cynthia Wolfe, "Venerable Poet's Words to a Pop Music Beat", article, The New York Times, Connecticut and the Region section, February 10, 2008, p 6
  3. ^ Don Henley: 'Let the chips fall where they may' CNN, November 18, 2007
  4. ^ Eagles have learned to take it easy, The Australian, November 25, 2010
  5. ^ Joe Walsh To Release First Album In 18 Years
  6. ^ I Don't Want to Hear Anymore Songfacts
  7. ^ (2007) Album notes for Long Road out of Eden by Eagles [CD booklet]. Lost Highway Records (98268-4500-2).
  8. ^ Top 50 Albums Chart, ARIA Charts
  9. ^ Eagles 'Long Road' Goes Gold In One Week, Undercover, December 24, 2007
  10. ^ Timbaland Ousts Eagles In Final Chart of 2008, Undercover, December 31, 2007
  11. ^ Eagles / Long Road out of Eden, OE3 Austria
  12. ^ a b c d e Eagles - Long Road out of Eden AChart. Retrieved November 7, 2007
  13. ^ Album - Top 40, Uge 44 - 2007, Hitlisten, Retrieved November 10, 2007
  14. ^ "Guld og platin 2009". IFPI. http://ifpi.dk/index.php?pk_menu=262. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  15. ^ Eagles - Long Road out of Eden, Finnish Albums Chart
  16. ^ Eagles - Long Road out of Eden, France Album Chart
  17. ^ Eagles - Long Road out of Eden, Greek Albums Chart
  18. ^ a b c d e f g Eagles Long Road out of Eden Certified Triple Platinum, Business Wire, December 12, 2007
  19. ^ Italian Album Chart, FIMI, Retrieved November 25, 2007
  20. ^ Eagles original album makes a remarkable comeback to Top 10 in the longest interval in Japanese history, Japan's Oricon Style, November 6, 2007
  21. ^ Japanese Sales
  22. ^ Korean Album Chart
  23. ^ 무제 문서
  24. ^ Eagles - Long Road out of Eden, Dutch Album Chart
  25. ^ Top 40 Albums Chart #1589 Monday 5 November 2007, RIANZ, Retrieved November 8, 2007
  26. ^ [1], Sales Leaders in Russia
  27. ^ Lista Promusicae, los40.com, Retrieved November 7, 2007
  28. ^ Eagles - Long Road out of Eden (Album), The Official Swiss Charts
  29. ^ Eagles - Long Road out of Eden, The Official UK Charts Company
  30. ^ Eagles World Tour Debut, The O2
  31. ^ Revised Chart Policy Lands Eagles At No. 1, Billboard, November 6, 2007
  32. ^ Jay-Z Leapfrogs Eagles, Britney For No. 1 Debut, Billboard, November 14, 2007
  33. ^ Billboard Top Country Albums, Billboard, November 6, 2007
  34. ^ Billboard European Top 100 Albums, Billboard, November 6, 2007
  35. ^ http://www.mtv.de/charts/Album_Jahrescharts_2007
  36. ^ Eagles Artist Chart History, Billboard
  37. ^ Hot Country Songs: How Long, Billboard

External links

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