"Long Road Out of Eden" (Eagles Recording Company; 2007)

Reviewed by Snidermann

The last time the Eagles released a studio album was in 1979 with "The Long Run." That was a long, long time ago. Now, eighteen years later, the guys have finally released their new studio album, "Long Road Out Of Eden." How has nearly two decades changed one of rock music's favorite bands? 

Not much. And that's a good thing. "Long Road Out of Eden" is a powerhouse collection, twenty songs that showcase the talent of each of the four bandmembers: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit. What that quartet brings to this release is pure musical genius. "Long Road" is a storyboard of musical styles; rock and country blended together to create an outstanding, one of a kind performance. 

After 35 years of making records, with members joining and leaving the band, worldwide concerts, bad feelings and A-rotation on every classic rock station in the nation (if not the world), the Eagles have finally learned what is really important in life: making music. Bravo! Rock on Glenn, Don, Joe and Timothy! The world is not ready for to you to fade into musical obscurity like some of the other bands form the seventies. The world is full of Eagles fans; fans who love country music or rock. Fans who are young or old. No matter who or what they are, they are ready for new music from the Eagles and, finally, here it is: "Long Road Out Of Eden" is without question one of music's brightest highlights in 2007.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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