Add this new cd to my list of old rockers done good. Gooood stuff, Maynard.
Long Road Out Of Eden - the Eagles
The Eagles are definitely back in town with this new release. Kman was eager to purchase it, but I was not too enthused - leery, I suppose, of being let down with a ho-hum, "lost-the-edge" kind of musical farce from a group that is legend, but not young rockers anymore.
No farce, my friend.
Long Road Out of Eden is a fantastic, delicious, rockin', pure Eagle fan delight. The harmonies are beautiful, the guitars sharp and spot-on. Not a bad song one on this album (can you say "album" anymore?).
This is where true talent shines bright; a group of guys who obviously have a great relationship that's traveled the distance and retained what made them special in the beginning. With children of their own now, the Eagles' lyrics are still relevant and evoke a remembrance of when we all thought we could change the world, make a difference and be different.
Long Road Out of Eden will join Neil Young's Prairie Wind as some of the most terrific music I've heard in years, the best kind of nostalgic tunes that stick to your ribs; fulfilling, satisfying, and lingering long.
Though Neil Young, Glenn Fry, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy Schmidt may be years from their youthful heydays, they continue to turn out polished gems, made even more rich and lustrously deep by the passing of time and and obvious love of song.