THE LONG RUN-THE EAGLES
Released in September 1979, there was high expectations following the band’s previous release “Hotel California” which was a top ten album of the decade.
The Long Run took an estimated three years to complete and although it contained Eagles classics such as “Heartache Tonight” and “I Can’t Tell You Why” and a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal, it did not achieve the same sales, although 7,000,000+ so far is more than respectable!
Internally, the band was experiencing changes. Long term bassist Randy Meisner,had left to go solo, was replaced with Tim Schmidt (Poco) and Don Henley played a much smaller contribution to the project, working on the title track and “The Sad Cafe”.
The album topped the U.S. chart, spending 57 weeks there and reached number four in the UK.It was certified platinum in January 1980.
The album was featured on Hospital Radio Bedford on Tuesday 18th April 2017