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    Default Rate Bernie's Eagles Songs

    I am curious - what are your favorite Eagles songs where Bernie sings the lead vocals or plays the lead instrumental (in the case of JOTS)? Here's mine:

    1. My Man
    2. Twenty One
    3. Train Leaves Here This Morning
    4. Bitter Creek
    5. I Wish You Peace
    6. Journey of the Sorcerer
    7. Earlybird

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    Good idea for a topic!

    1. My Man
    2. Twenty-One
    3. Bitter Creek
    4. Train Leaves Here This Morning
    5. Earlybird
    6. I Wish You Peace
    7. Journey of the Sorcerer

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    Mine would be the same as yours, Soda, except that I'd have Bitter Creek at number 2.
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    1. My Man
    2. Train Leaves Here This Morning
    3. Bitter Creek
    4. Twenty-One

    As for the others I can't rank them as I basically don't like them very much. I can tolerate Sorcerer if I'm in the right mood. Earlybird is too 'twee' and I'm afraid the least said about I Wish You Peace the better.

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    I'm one of those who doesn't mind I Wish You Peace. Sure, it's not the best thing the Eagles ever put out, but the tune is pleasant enough. I also like the sentiment.

    If I'm in the right mood, I can really enjoy JOTS. It's just that I'm not in the mood for it very often.

    Earlybird is a bit cutesy for my tastes, but Bernie's musicianship really shines in it - especially on live versions.

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    I love the BBC live version of Earlybird, especially the instrumental bit at the end. It's fab to listen to, not just for Bernie's banjo and Glenn's beautiful guitar work, but for the bass. You can hear it all the way through, and it just makes the song. Brilliant bass playing - go listen ....
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    Gosh RG - if I didn't know better, I'd think you had a thing for basses!

    Again, I really don't totally dislike any of the songs. But I do think the top four are significantly better than the bottom three. There doesn't seem to be much disagreement among us here about that so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ive always been a dreamer
    Gosh RG - if I didn't know better, I'd think you had a thing for basses!
    I can pick out the bass line on all the Eagles songs, no-one elses. It's like my ears are tuned to Randy. Can't do it for any other band. Weird, huh?
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    The bass line in Earlybird really does help it move along in live versions. I also enjoy Randy's bass line in One of These Nights.

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    Lyin' Eyes is good too (bass line, that is) and Midnight Flyer. Ooh, ooh, and my most favourite for bass is Outlaw Man, so fast and sexy.
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