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    Default Celebration of "The Long Run"!

    30 years ago today, The Long Run was released. The Eagles have said they struggled hard to create a follow-up to Hotel California, and the tension and stress they endured making this album was a large part of why the band ended. Before they went down, they sure put out some good songs, though!

    My personal favorite: Heartache Tonight. It rocks and gets folks movin' in concert to this day.

    Always in our hearts, Never forgotten

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    Default Re: Happy 30th Anniversary The Long Run!

    When I brought up the Border this morning, I said to myself it must be the anniversary of LR.

    This is still my favorite album before LROOE came about. So many great songs here and I know a few would disagree but the songs that some people think are hokey and not up to par, I still love! I will let someone else do the actual analyzing of each song (I'm just not nearly as good at that as some here) and then I will agree or disagree. It still makes me wonder what the next album could of been like if they hadn't broken up so shortly after it's release.
    He sings it high, he plays it low

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    Saved up babysitting money to buy this album. "Heartache Tonight" always has been and always will be my favorite Eagles song.

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    One of my favourite albums of the Eagles, there is so many good songs on this album,on the album are some of my absolute favourite songs from the Eagles!
    This are The Sad Cafe, In The City, I Can't Tell You Why, The Long Run and of course Heartache Tonight!
    "For the record, we never broke up, we just took a 14-year vacation!"
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    Default Re: Happy 30th Anniversary The Long Run!

    Heartache Tonite, hands down.

    We can beat around the bushes;
    We can get down to the bone
    We can leave it in the parkin lot,
    But either way, theres gonna be a
    Heartache tonight, a heartache tonight I know.

    I did a double take this morning when I opened the forum, but I'm getting used to it! Good way to celebrate!
    You better put it all behind you baby, ‘cause life goes on,
    You keep carryin’ that anger, it’ll eat you up inside…
    Heart of the Matter

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    Default Re: Happy 30th Anniversary The Long Run!

    Well, I see it is time for The Long Run celebration week. My first thought about the album is along the same lines as what Willie said - I always wonder what would have been next if the band had continued. I think that one of the most amazing things about this band is how different their first album, Eagles, is from The Long Run. There is a stark contrast between the music on these albums, yet the band managed to maintain their mass appeal no matter what type of music they played. I guess it's no wonder they are now legends. I'll post some more about the album throughout the week.

    I love the board style, and Koala love your Long Run banner too.

    HAPPY 30th ANNIVERSARY THE LONG RUN!!!

    "People don't run out of dreams: People just run out of time ..."
    Glenn Frey 11/06/1948 - 01/18/2016

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    Happy 35th Birthday to The Long Run. We're almost the same age. I was born 4 month and 8 days later in 1980. Of course 5 months old when they broke up.

    This album has grown on me now. I like majority of the songs on the album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shunlvswx View Post

    This album has grown on me now. I like majority of the songs on the album.
    Indeed, my personal stance on it has changed from utter contempt to moderate dislike

    In all seriousness though I have grown to like it - there were times when I wouldn't voluntarily have listened to it but now, aside from frankly horrible Disco Strangler and the boring King of Hollywood, I don't really mind it at all.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY THE LONG RUN!!!

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    I agree TLR is definitely underrated but much like Tusk after Rumours, TLR was always going to be underrated after Hotel California. Half the songs on this album rank amongst my absolute favorite Eagles songs (especially HT and the title track).
    -Ali

    You can see the stars and still not see the light.

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    It passed me by 35 years ago but that meant it was fresh to me when I first heard it last year. My favourite track is probably King of Hollywood. I like the sleazy aspect but particularly the guitars. I really don't like The Disco Strangler - it's just bad.

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