Monday, November 11, 2013

The Eagles - MSG November 8, 2013

Wow it's been a long time between posts.  Life just has a way of prioritizing things for you.  I did get a chance to catch The Eagles last week at the newly completed Madison Square Garden on the 1st of 3 nights.  I am an unapologetic Eagles fan.  I know, I know they aren't cool.  They are as mainstream as you can get but I have always been a fan...especially the first three albums.  

I've seen The Eagles on a few of the "farewell" tours since 2000 and they have always been a good time.  This year is no different.  Bernie Leadon is along for the ride for the first time since 1975 and he sounded good and played pretty damn fine on the early material.  Glen Frey dedicated Take It To The Limit to Randy Meisner who couldn't make it due to health issues.  Not a single Don Felder mention...he's suing them again.

The first set drew from the first four albums while the second was made up of cuts from Hotel California, The Long Run and several Joe Walsh tunes.  These were the only mis-steps for me...Joe was the only one who played solo material and I would have preferred a few more cuts from the early records.  A small quibble though as the show was really pretty damn fine as it was.

Here's the setlist:
    Set One

  1. Saturday Night
    (Don Henley and Glenn Frey only)
  2. Train Leaves Here This Morning
    (Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Bernie Leadon)
  3. Peaceful Easy Feeling
    (with Bernie Leadon) (Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon and Timothy B. Schmidt)
  4. Witchy Woman
    (with Bernie Leadon) (Full band)
  5. Doolin-Dalton
    (with Bernie Leadon)
  6. Tequila Sunrise
    (with Bernie Leadon)
  7. Doolin'-Dalton/Desperado (Reprise)
    (with Bernie Leadon)
  8. Already Gone
    (with Bernie Leadon)
  9. The Best of My Love

  10. Lyin' Eyes

  11. One of These Nights
    (with Bernie Leadon)
  12. Take It to the Limit

  13. Set Two

  14. Wasted Time (Reprise)

  15. Pretty Maids All in a Row

  16. I Can't Tell You Why

  17. New Kid in Town

  18. Love Will Keep Us Alive

  19. Heartache Tonight

  20. Those Shoes

  21. In the City
    (Joe Walsh song)
  22. Life's Been Good
    (Joe Walsh song)
  23. The Long Run

  24. Funk #49
    (James Gang cover)
  25. Life in the Fast Lane

  26. Encore:

  27. Hotel California

  28. Encore 2:

  29. Take It Easy
    (with Bernie Leadon)
  30. Rocky Mountain Way
    (Joe Walsh song) (with Bernie Leadon)
  31. Desperado
    (with Bernie Leadon)

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