Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Which of Don's solo albums/songs would you recommend listening to first?

  1. #1
    Border Desperado AstraeaLunaAvani's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    209

    Default Which of Don's solo albums/songs would you recommend listening to first?

    I only know a few of Don's biggest solo hits, I know he has 4 solo albums (correct?) and I want to get a feel for how some of his stuff sounds other than the hits the radio plays. With Eagles songs I tend to go for the ones that sound unconventional, like deep tracks. Does Don have anything like that? I love Boys of Summer but that's pretty much all I like of his popular songs. I thought i'd ask what Don fans love the most!

  2. #2
    Stuck on the Border VAisForEagleLovers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Ridin' with Lady Luck in Kentucky
    Posts
    11,013

    Default Re: Which of Don's solo albums/songs would you recommend listening to first?

    I'm a big fan of the entire End of The Innocence album, but if it were me, I'd start listening in the order he made them. Just because that's the way I am!!
    VK

    You can't change the world but you can change yourself.

  3. #3
    Stuck on the Border timfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,648

    Default Re: Which of Don's solo albums/songs would you recommend listening to first?

    Well if you're looking for a variety of Don's songs IMO I would firstly recommend The Very Best of Don Henley.

  4. #4
    Stuck on the Border TimothyBFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Waiting in the weeds of Northern Indiana
    Posts
    11,565

    Default Re: Which of Don's solo albums/songs would you recommend listening to first?

    In my opinion, there isn't a bad Don Henley album, with the exception of the one he can't seem to get released, and that's only because it's a COUNTRY album. Just kidding! () I agree with TF tho, I would start with the Best Of and then start at the beginning of the solo albums. My fave is either End Of The Innocence or Building The Perfect Beast.
    He sings it high, he plays it low

  5. #5
    Border Desperado AstraeaLunaAvani's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    209

    Default Re: Which of Don's solo albums/songs would you recommend listening to first?

    Quote Originally Posted by VAisForEagleLovers View Post
    I'm a big fan of the entire End of The Innocence album, but if it were me, I'd start listening in the order he made them. Just because that's the way I am!!
    I usually do this too, but i'm really short on time since I work 85 hours a week. I guess I could start now and probably get through them all by the end of the month LOL

  6. #6
    Border Desperado AstraeaLunaAvani's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    209

    Default Re: Which of Don's solo albums/songs would you recommend listening to first?

    Quote Originally Posted by timfan View Post
    Well if you're looking for a variety of Don's songs IMO I would firstly recommend The Very Best of Don Henley.
    I was unaware he had a best of! Thanks, i'll check it out!

  7. #7
    Moderator Ive always been a dreamer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Cruising down the center of a two-way street in VA
    Posts
    18,729

    Default Re: Which of Don's solo albums/songs would you recommend listening to first?

    Yep - He has a "Best of" and "Actual Miles" which are both greatest hits albums. That's where I always like to start, but these are the hits, not the deep tracks. My personal favorite albums in order of preference are: 1) The End of the Innocence; 2) I Can't Stand Still; 3) Building the Perfect Beast, and 4) Inside Job.

    Just a side note - we have celebration threads for almost all of the Eagles and solo albums in their respective forums if you want to read some Borderers' opinions of various songs and albums. However, it does take a little time to go through them. You just have to take it slow - one song on one album at a time.

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

  8. #8
    Border Rebel Houston Debutante's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    789

    Default Re: Which of Don's solo albums/songs would you recommend listening to first?

    Outside of the Greatest Hits, my favorite is his first album.
    ~Sara


  9. #9
    Stuck on the Border
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    24,191

    Default Re: Which of Don's solo albums/songs would you recommend listening to first?

    Start with The End Of The Innocence.

    After that in order my preferences are I Can't Stand Still, Inside Job & Building The Perfect Beast.

  10. #10
    Border Desperado AstraeaLunaAvani's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    209

    Default Re: Which of Don's solo albums/songs would you recommend listening to first?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ive always been a dreamer View Post
    Yep - He has a "Best of" and "Actual Miles" which are both greatest hits albums. That's where I always like to start, but these are the hits, not the deep tracks. My personal favorite albums in order of preference are: 1) The End of the Innocence; 2) I Can't Stand Still; 3) Building the Perfect Beast, and 4) Inside Job.

    Just a side note - we have celebration threads for almost all of the Eagles and solo albums in their respective forums if you want to read some Borderers' opinions of various songs and albums. However, it does take a little time to go through them. You just have to take it slow - one song on one album at a time.
    Yeah I know about those threads, I'm just very limited on time because I work 85 hours a week and it would take me a week to get through just one thread like that! I did have time to listen to a few songs from Don's Best Of album this morning, I'll keep on keepin' on! lol

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •