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    Default Celebration of "Hell Freezes Over"!

    Well, these album anniversaries are just coming one after the other, aren't they? I guess a lot of albums get released now in preparation for the Christmas season.

    So... Hell Freezes Over is FIFTEEN this year! Old enough to get its driver's permit!

    It's not so much the content of this album as what it symbolized - America's favorite band, finally coming back together again. We already talked about the TV special in another thread, but what about the album itself?

    I've gotta go now, but I'll be back to write more later.

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    Default Re: Happy Anniversary Hell Freezes Over!

    This is the only one I don't have. But Happy Anniversary HFO anyway.
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    Default Re: Happy Anniversary Hell Freezes Over!

    Of course I'm happy about the HFO album. All the songs are excellent.

    HOWEVER.... I have major reservations abou the number of ballads and the distribution of lead vocals. I don't wish to harp on this, but as a reunion album I don't find it representative. I think it is tragic that the versions of Lover's Moon and Peaceful Easy Feeling, which were played, were not included.

    The best track by far is Get Over It. Not only is this a Henley-Frey masterpiece but all three guitarists get to shine during it. I am also very fond of Learn To Be Still, which I consider extremely underrated, and The Girl From Yesterday, despite Felder's extremely mean-spirited comments about this song.

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    Default Re: Happy Anniversary Hell Freezes Over!

    HFO was my first Eagles album at all, so it is something very special for me!
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    Default Re: Happy Anniversary Hell Freezes Over!

    I remember when I got this at Best Buy, it was opened in my car and didn't leave it for months. I was still working out of the house at the time and had a 45 minute commute one way so it had a lot of play time. I also think this was probably the beginning of my daughters fandom. She was only 2 but I remember her singing Get Over It in the backseat on several trips. That would be the song that the 2 year old decided she had to love.

    As far as the favorites on there, I have to say Get Over It (because it was something new) Pretty Maids, Girl From Yesterday, Learn To Be Still & New York Minute are probably the best. I think that would be because they are songs you don't get to hear that much.
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    Default Re: Happy Anniversary Hell Freezes Over!

    Happy 15th Anniversary Hell Freezes Over!!!

    Now, for my first post for HFO anniversary week. I'm one of those that kinda thinks of Hell Freezes Over as an 'event' rather than an album, DVD, or MTV special. Whenever I hear it mentioned, the first thing that comes to my mind is always happy thoughts of 'the resumption' - yeh!!! How lucky we are that the band is still together 15 years later rather than the 'temporary' resumption that was originally planned.

    As far as the album itself, I like all four of the 'new' tracks. I also wish they had included The Best of My Love, Lover's Moon, and Peaceful Easy Feeling on the CD. That version of PEF really makes me SWOON - it is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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    Default Re: Celebration of "Hell Freezes Over"!

    Happy 22nd Birthday to the Hell Freezes Over tapings. Thank goodness they got back together and we had the guys as a group for 22 great years.

    I guess I will pop in my DVD.

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    When this aired this is what really got me into the Eagles myself. I already knew them thanks to my parents being fans but I loved watching this and I was only 8 at the time. It was just awesome to watch them all together and that's when I really started wanting to know more about them, especially Glenn.
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    Can't believe it's been 22 years since the recording! Where has the time gone? I remember watching the special on MTV like it was yesterday. Anyway, maybe we'll get lucky one day if the powers that be decide to release the rest of the show, specifically the second night. What a joy that would be!
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    Default Re: Celebration of "Hell Freezes Over"!

    This special introduced me to the Eagles as a band. We're so lucky they "resumed"!

    Always in our hearts, Never forgotten

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