Farewell 1 Tour: Live from Melbourne

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Farewell 1 Tour: Live from Melbourne
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Video by
ReleasedJune 14, 2005
RecordedNovember 14, 15 and 17, 2004
VenueRod Laver Arena
(Melbourne, Australia)
GenreRock
Length175 minutes
LabelWarner Vision
DirectorCarol Dodds
ProducerGlenn Frey

Farewell 1 Tour: Live from Melbourne is a double DVD by Eagles, released in 2005. It was filmed in Melbourne, Australia at the Rod Laver Arena on November 14, 15 and 17, 2004, featuring two new songs.

It is the first Eagles live video as a quartet without Don Felder who was terminated from the band in 2001 (but it did feature a horn section), This would also mark the last Eagles live video with founding member Glenn Frey before his death in 2016.

The name 'Farewell Tour' has nothing to do with the band's plan to quit touring and this is confirmed by Glenn Frey's quote in the interview contained in the DVD: "The longer this goes on, the better these songs sound. There is a 'sort of' honesty in calling the tour Farewell 1, with its implication that Farewell 2 will follow soon."

The concert marks the band's first use of pre-recorded rhythm tracks, namely a track consisting of muted guitar strums on "Hotel California" (which were overdubbed on the original studio version, but were absent from previous live performances of the song) and a backing rhythm track for Don Henley's rendition of his fast-paced solo hit "The Boys of Summer".

In November 2006, the DVD was re-issued at Wal-Mart stores with a bonus 3-track CD which are teasers of the band's upcoming studio album. The tracks are a studio version of Frey's "No More Cloudy Days", the Henley/Frey penned rocker "Fast Company" and the Henley/Schmit/Smith penned ballad "Do Something".

The performance was first released in a high-definition 1080p/DTS 5.1 format as an HD DVD in 2005[1]. In 2013, it was released as a single Blu-ray disc.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

  1. "Opening Sequence" (Glenn Frey, Richard Davis)
  2. "The Long Run" (Don Henley, Frey)
  3. "New Kid in Town" (Henley, Frey, J. D. Souther)
  4. "Wasted Time (Henley, Frey) / Wasted Time (Reprise)" (Henley, Frey, Jim Ed Norman)
  5. "Peaceful Easy Feeling" (Jack Tempchin)
  6. "I Can't Tell You Why" (Henley, Frey, Timothy B. Schmit)
  7. "One of These Nights" (Frey, Henley)
  8. "One Day at a Time" (Joe Walsh)
  9. "Lyin' Eyes" (Frey, Henley)
  10. "The Boys of Summer" (Mike Campbell, Henley)
  11. "In the City" (Walsh, Barry De Vorzon)
  12. "Already Gone" (Tempchin, Rob Stradlund) / Silent Spring (Intro) (Frey, Jay Oliver)
  13. "Tequila Sunrise" (Frey, Henley)
  14. "Love Will Keep Us Alive" (Jim Capaldi, Paul Carrack, Peter Vale)
  15. "No More Cloudy Days" (Frey)
  16. "Hole in the World" (Frey, Henley)
  17. "Take It to the Limit" (Frey, Henley, Randy Meisner)
  18. "You Belong to the City" (Frey, Tempchin)
  19. "Walk Away" (Walsh)
  20. "Sunset Grill" (Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Benmont Tench)

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "Life's Been Good" (Walsh)
  2. "Dirty Laundry" (Henley, Kortchmar)
  3. "Funk #49" (Jim Fox, Dale Peters, Walsh)
  4. "Heartache Tonight" (Frey, Henley, Bob Seger, Souther)
  5. "Life in the Fast Lane" (Frey, Henley, Walsh)
  6. "Hotel California" (Don Felder, Henley, Frey)
  7. "Rocky Mountain Way" (Rocky Grace, Kenny Passarelli, Joe Vitale, Walsh)
  8. "All She Wants to Do Is Dance" (Kortchmar)
  9. "Take It Easy" (Jackson Browne, Frey)
  10. "Desperado" (Frey, Henley)

Personnel[edit]

Eagles[edit]

Background musicians[edit]

  • Steuart Smith: guitars, backing vocals (primarily replaces Don Felder who was fired from the Eagles in 2001)
  • Michael Thompson: Keyboards, accordion, backing vocals
  • Will Hollis: Keyboards, backing vocals
  • Scott Crago: Drums, percussion, backing vocals, sound effects (e.g. car horns and brakes on "Life's Been Good", and clapping sounds in "Heartache Tonight")
  • Bill Armstrong: Trumpet
  • Al Garth: Saxophone, violin and percussion
  • Chris Mostert: Tenor and alto saxophone
  • Greg Smith: Baritone saxophone

Bonus DVD[edit]

  • Behind the Scenes footage
  • New Interviews
  • A Glimpse Backstage
  • Soundcheck

Bonus CD included at Wal-Mart stores[edit]

  1. "No More Cloudy Days" (Frey)
  2. "Fast Company" (Henley/Frey)
  3. "Do Something" (Henley/Schmit/Smith)

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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