|Released September 24, 1979|
The Long Run (1979) Eagles Live (1980)
Release date 24 September 1979
Label Asylum Records
Producer Bill Szymczyk
|Recorded March 1978 - September 1979|
Studio Various Bayshore Recording Studios, Coconut Grove, FL One Step Up Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA Love 'n' Comfort Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA & Britannia Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Genres Rock music, Country rock, Soft rock
Similar Eagles albums, Rock music albums
The Long Run is the sixth studio album by 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 to feature Timothy B. Schmit, who had replaced founding member Randy Meisner. This was the band's final studio album for Asylum Records.
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- Critical reception
- Side one
- Side two
- Album pressing
When released in September 1979, The Long Run debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart and a week later hit No. 1. It was their last No. 1 album of the 1970s, and stood for eight weeks in the No. 1 slot. The Long Run was first certified Platinum by the RIAA on February 1, 1980, and reached 7× Platinum status on March 20, 2001. It has sold more than eight million copies in the US.
The album generated three Top 10 singles, "Heartache Tonight", the album's title cut, and "I Can't Tell You Why". Those singles reached No. 1, No. 8 and No. 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 Warriors.
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Reviewing the album retrospectively in AllMusic, critic William Ruhlmann wrote that the album was a "major disappointment, even though it sold several million copies and threw off three hit singles," adding that the album "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?"
- "The Long Run" (Don Henley, Glenn Frey) – 3:42
- Lead vocals by Don Henley, organ by Don Felder, slide guitar by Joe Walsh
- "I Can't Tell You Why" (Henley, Frey, Timothy B. Schmit) – 4:56
- Lead vocal by Timothy B. Schmit, guitar solos by Glenn Frey
- "In the City" (Barry De Vorzon, Joe Walsh) – 3:46
- Lead vocal and slide guitar by Joe Walsh
- "The Disco Strangler" (Don Felder, Henley, Frey) – 2:46
- Lead vocal by Don Henley
- "King of Hollywood" (Henley, Frey) - 6:27
- Lead vocal by Don Henley and Glenn Frey, first guitar solo by Glenn Frey, second guitar solo by Don Felder, end guitar solo by Joe Walsh
- "Heartache Tonight" (Bob Seger, Henley, Frey, J. D. Souther) – 4:27
- Lead vocal by Glenn Frey, slide guitar by Joe Walsh
- "Those Shoes" (Felder, Henley, Frey) – 4:57
- Lead vocal by Don Henley, guitar solo by Joe Walsh, talk box guitars by Don Felder and Joe Walsh
- "Teenage Jail" (Henley, Frey, Souther) – 3:44
- Lead vocal by Don Henley and Glenn Frey, guitar solo by Don Felder, synthesizer solo by Glenn Frey
- "The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks" (Henley, Frey) – 2:21
- Lead vocals by Don Henley, backing vocals by Jimmy Buffett and "The Monstertones"
- "The Sad Café" (Henley, Frey, Walsh, Souther) – 5:35
- Lead vocal by Don Henley, alto saxophone by David Sanborn, guitar solo by Don Felder
The original 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"
1The Long Run3:42
2I Can't Tell You Why4:55
3In the City3:46