Building the Perfect Beast is the second album by Don Henley, released in 1984. The album became a huge hit for Henley, making him a solo star. The album reached #13 on the charts and sold three million copies. It also released four Top 40 singles including "The Boys Of Summer", which won Henley numerous awards and became one of his most popular songs. "The Boys Of Summer", "All She Wants To Do Is Dance", "Not Enough Love In The World", and "Sunset Grill" reached #5, #9, #34, and #22 respectively. Henley won a Grammy for "The Boys Of Summer" and four MTV Video Music Awards. The album is notable for the fact that three-fifths of the then line-up of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers contributed to the writing of the songs - guitarist Mike Campbell, keyboard man Benmont Tench and drummer Stan Lynch who would later collaborate with Henley on the Eagles' song "Learn to Be Still".
"Drivin' With Your Eyes Closed" (Henley, Kortchmar, Stan Lynch) – 3:41
"Land of the Living" (Henley, Kortchmar) – 3:24
Note: "A Month of Sundays" appeared on the cassette and compact disc versions of the album but was not included on the LP format. On vinyl it was released as the B-side of the single "The Boys of Summer".