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    Default Celebration of "The End of the Innocence"

    The End of the Innocence was released on June 20, 1989. Can you believe it's 20 years old? Soon it will be old enough to drink.

    The album has some really brilliant songs on it: my personal favorite Heart of the Matter as well as the magificent title track and Last Worthless Evening. It deservedly received a lot of critical acclaim and showed Henley's growth in many ways.

    Happy birthday, End of the Innocence!

    Always in our hearts, Never forgotten

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    Default Re: The End of the Innocence turns 20

    My absolute favorite of Don's. Heart Of The Matter is my favorite of course but you also can't go wrong with End Of The Innocence (love Bruce Hornsby), New York Minute, If Dirt Were Dollars, I Will Not Go Quietly (love Axl Rose on here), Last Worthless Evening, I mean there really isn't a bad song on here!!!

    I've worn out 2 albums and 2 cd's of this one!
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    Ok, so I have to rotate Strange Weather and End of the Innocence for the week! I can hardly keep up!

    My favorites are Heart of the Matter, title track, Last Worthless Evening and New York Minute. Really, what's not to like?
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    A great album!
    Itīs my favorite solo album from Don, especially I like If Dirt Were Dollars, Last Worthless Evening, I Will Not Go Quietly, Shangri - La, Little Tin God
    and of course Heart Of The Matter!
    I think at the moment I hear every day at least one song from the album.
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    One of my all time favorite cds. The title track says it all.

    My favorite songs being TEOTI, HBDYWI, IWNGQ, LWE, LTG, GWYG and HOTM.

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    I think this is Don's finest work. I don't wish to attempt a track by track analysis because I have just done that for Strange Weather. I will say a couple of things. The title track and HOTM are utterly timeless and acquire more and more depth. I would say the same about Gimme What You Got. Little Tin God and If Dirt Were Dollars, which have three of my favourite, most acerbic and 'Henleyesque' lyrics. LWE is just plain sexy and beautifully sung. IWNGQ rocks. NYM and HBDYWI are pretty good. The only substandard song in my opinion is Shangri-La.

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    Default Re: The End of the Innocence turns 20

    Quote Originally Posted by sodascouts View Post
    Sorry this is a couple days late, but I was traveling.

    The End of the Innocence was released on June 20, 1989. Can you believe it's 20 years old? Soon it will be old enough to drink.

    Happy birthday, End of the Innocence!
    If it 'lived' over here it WOULD be old enough to drink!! 18's the age!
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    Thanks for sharing that story, Soda. It must have been hard for you at the time, especially being a teenager and leaving your friends.

    I'm disappointed EOTI isn't on the new dvd, too. One of his best!
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    Default Happy Birthday End of The Innocence

    Hard to believe it is 21 years old

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    Default Re: Happy Birthday End of The Innocence

    Happy 21st End of the Innocence







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