Peaceful Easy Feeling

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"Peaceful Easy Feeling"
Single by Eagles
from the album Eagles
B-side "Tryin'"
Released December 1, 1972
Format 7"
Recorded Olympic Sound Studios, London
Genre Soft rock, country rock[1] folk rock[2]
Length 4:13
Label Asylum
Writer(s) Jack Tempchin
Producer(s) Glyn Johns
Eagles singles chronology
"Witchy Woman"
"Peaceful Easy Feeling"
"Tequila Sunrise"

"Peaceful Easy Feeling" is a song written by Jack Tempchin and recorded by the Eagles. It was the third single from the band's 1972 debut album Eagles. The single reached #22 on the charts and is one of the band's most popular songs. Glenn Frey sings the lead vocal, with Bernie Leadon providing the main harmony vocal (starting in the beginning of the second verse) and Randy Meisner completing this three-part harmony.

Tommy Shannon, the former bass player for Stevie Ray Vaughan, stated that "Peaceful Easy Feeling" was playing on the radio when he found out about the helicopter accident that took Vaughan's life.[3]


Cover versions[edit]

On the 1994 album Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles, country music band Little Texas recorded a cover of "Peaceful Easy Feeling". This cover version charted at #74 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and was included on the band's 1997 Greatest Hits album.

B. W. Stevenson also recorded "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and released it on his 1972 album Lead Free (RCA Victor 4794) and later included it on his 1977 LP The Best of B. W. Stevenson (RCA Victor APL-1-2394).

Folk singer Kate Wolf included a slow, acoustic cover of "Peaceful Easy Feeling" on her 1982 live album Give Yourself to Love.