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The Long Run
Studio album by Eagles
September 24, 1979
March 1978 - September 1979
& Britannia Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Singles from The Long Run
" Heartache Tonight"
Released: September 18, 1979
" The Long Run"
Released: November 27, 1979
" I Can't Tell You Why"
Released: February 4, 1980
is the sixth studio The Long Run album by the American rock group the Eagles. It was released in 1979, on Asylum in the United States and in the United Kingdom. This was the first Eagles album not to feature their founding member, Randy Meisner who was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit. This was the last studio album until 2007's (though four studio tracks were included on 1994's Long Road Out of Eden ) and the final studio album for Hell Freezes Over Asylum Records.
When released in September 1979,
The Long Run debuted at #2 on s Pop Albums chart and a week later hit #1 dethroning Billboard' Led Zeppelin's . It was their last #1 album of the 1970s, and reigned for eight weeks in the #1 slot. In Through the Out Door The Long Run has sold more than seven million copies to date in the U.S. (it was certified Gold and Platinum in early 1980 by the R.I.A.A.).
The album generated three Top 10 singles, the chart-topping rocker "
Heartache Tonight", the album's title cut, and the ballad " I Can't Tell You Why". Those singles reached #1, #8 and #8 respectively. The band also won a Grammy Award for "Heartache Tonight". Also featured on the record was " In the City", a song first recorded by their guitarist Joe Walsh for the movie soundtrack for . "The Sad Cafe" (about the band's experiences at The Warriors The Troubadour in Los Angeles) and "Those Shoes" also received substantial radio airplay.
Critical reception [ edit ]
Reviewing the album retrospectively in
AllMusic, critic William Ruhlmann wrote of the album "the Eagles' follow-up to the massively successful, critically acclaimed Hotel California was a major disappointment, even though it sold several million copies and threw off three hit singles," adding that "amazingly, The Long Run reportedly was planned as a double album before being truncated to a single disc. If these were the keepers, what could the rejects have sounded like?" [5 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Heartache Tonight" Henley, Frey,
Bob Seger, J. D. Souther Frey
Felder, Henley, Frey
Henley, Frey, Souther
"The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks"
"The Sad Café"
Henley, Frey, Walsh, Souther
Album pressing [ edit ]
vinyl record pressings of The Long Run (Elektra/Asylum catalog no. 5E-508) had text engraved in the run-out groove of each side, continuing an in-joke trend the band had started with their 1975 album : One of These Nights
Side one: "Never let your monster lay down"
Side two: "From
the Polack who sailed north"
Personnel [ edit ]
Don Felder – vocals, guitars, talkbox, organ
Glenn Frey – vocals, guitars, synthesizer, keyboards
Don Henley – vocals, drums, percussion
Timothy B. Schmit – vocals, bass guitar
Joe Walsh – vocals, electric guitars, slide guitar, talkbox, keyboards
Production [ edit ]
Bill Szymczyk, the Eagles Engineers: Ed Mashal, Bill Szymczyk
Assistant engineers: David Crowther,
Mark Curry, Bob Stringer, Bob Winder Mastering and remastering:
Ted Jensen Art direction:
Kosh Design: Kosh
Photography: Jim Shea
Singles [ edit ]
"Heartache Tonight"/"Teenage Jail" – Asylum 46545; released September 18, 1979
"The Long Run"/"Disco Strangler" – Asylum 46569; released November 27, 1979
"I Can't Tell You Why"/"The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks" – Asylum 46608; released February 4, 1980
Accolades [ edit ]
Grammy Awards [ edit ]
Peak positions [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Certifications and sales [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ a b "Hit Parade Italia – Gli album più venduti del 1979" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it . Retrieved . February 10, 2014
^ a b Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
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^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1979". . December 22, 1979 RPM . Retrieved . October 3, 2011
^ "Les Albums (CD) de 1979 par InfoDisc" (PHP) (in French). infodisc.fr . Retrieved . October 3, 2011
^ (in Japanese). Oricon 年間アルバムヒットチャート 1979年（昭和54年） [Japanese Year-End Albums Chart 1979] . Retrieved . October 3, 2011
^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1980". . December 20, 1980 RPM . Retrieved . October 3, 2011
^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (December 20, 1980). . Billboard.com – Year End Charts – Year-end Albums – The Billboard 200
^ "French album certifications – Eagles – The Long Run" (in French). InfoDisc. Select EAGLES and click OK
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^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Eagles; 'The Long Run')". Hung Medien.
^ "British album certifications – Eagles – The Long Run". British Phonographic Industry. Enter The Long Run in the field Keywords . Select Title in the field Search by . Select album in the field By Format . Select Gold in the field By Award . Click Search
^ "American album certifications – Eagles – The Long Run". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH
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