Eagles announce new career-spanning ‘Legacy’box set

The 12-CD and 15-LP sets, out Nov. 2, include all seven of the band's studio albums, three live albums & a compilation of singles and B-sides.


                            Eagles announce new career-spanning ‘Legacy’box set

Last month, the Eagles' Greatest Hits album was certified 38-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, pushing the 1976 release past Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' as the RIAA's best-selling album of all time.

But for any fans looking to explore the band beyond the 10 tracks of 'Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)', a newly announced pair of career-spanning box sets should be the perfect starting place.

On Wednesday, the Eagles announced two new 'Legacy' box sets. The first is a 12-CD set that includes all seven of the group's studio albums -- from 1972's self-titled debut to their most recent double LP 'Long Road Out of Eden' -- three live albums, and a collection of singles and B-sides. It also includes their 'Hell Freezes Over' and 'Farewell Melbourne' concert videos on DVD and Blu-ray, respectively.

The second box set comprises 15 vinyl records that include everything but the concert videos from the CD set. As Billboard points out, aside from a small European pressing back in 1994, the new set marks the first vinyl release of the group's 'Hell Freezes Over' reunion live album from that same year.

Due out on November 2 courtesy of Rhino Entertainment, the CD set, priced at just under $180, also includes the newly compiled Singles and B-Sides collection featuring the single versions of several hits including 'Take It Easy,' 'One of These Nights' and 'Lyin’ Eyes,' as well as such non-album B-sides as 'Get You in the Mood.' The vinyl set comes with a slightly heavier price tag of $349.98.

Eagles, Vince Gill, Don Henley and Deacon Frey perform during the Eagles in Concert at The Grand Ole Opry on October 29, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Image Source: Getty Images)
Eagles, Vince Gill, Don Henley and Deacon Frey perform during the Eagles in Concert at The Grand Ole Opry on October 29, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Image Source: Getty Images)

 

In addition, both sets, which are housed in slipcases, feature a 54-page hardbound book with photos, memorabilia, and artwork from throughout the band’s run as one of the most influential American acts of the latter half of the 20th century.

The Eagles are currently on tour -- with co-founder Don Henley and longtime members Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit joined by country star Vince Gill and Glenn Frey's son Deacon for the trek -- and will next play Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 6 and wrap Dec. 7 in Honolulu.

In a career that has seen 45 years of chart-topping hits, sold-out tours, and a contentious breakup followed by a thoroughly unexpected reunion more than a decade later, the Eagles have come to exemplify country-tinged rock & roll in a way no act has, influencing two generations of performers in the process.

Find the complete listings of the Legacy box sets below, followed by artwork for the same:

Legacy CD/DVD/Blu-ray set:
Eagles (1972)
Desperado (1973)
On the Border (1974)
One of These Nights (1975)
Hotel California (1976)
The Long Run (1979)
Eagles Live (1980)
Hell Freezes Over (1994)
Millennium Concert (2000)
Long Road Out of Eden (2007)
Single and B-Sides (2018)


1. "Take It Easy" (Single Version)
2. "Get You in the Mood" (Non-LP B Side)
3. "Outlaw Man" (Single Version)
4. "Best of My Love" (Single Version)
5. "One of These Nights" (Single Edit)
6. "Lyin' Eyes" (Single Edit)
7. "Take It to the Limit" (Single Edit)
8. "Please Come Home for Christmas"
9. "Funky New Year"
10. "Hole in the World"
DVD: Hell Freezes Over (1994)
Blu-ray: Farewell Tour: Live From Melbourne (2005)

Legacy LP set:
Eagles (1972)
Desperado (1973)
On the Border (1974)
One of These Nights (1975)
Hotel California (1976)
The Long Run (1979)
Eagles Live - Double LP (1980)
Hell Freezes Over - Double LP (1994)
Millennium Concert - Double LP (2000)
Long Road Out of Eden - Double LP (2007)
Single and B-Sides (2018)

 

Cover art for and packaging for The Eagles' new 'Legacy Box Set'
Cover art for and packaging for The Eagles' new 'Legacy Box Set'