Not as great as their previous albums
I didn't think this album was as great as their previous albums (I've thought the band's heyday ended right at Hotel California), it does have strong classic tunes like the title track, "I Can't Tell You Why", "Those Shoes", "In The City" and "The Sad Cafe yet it also has a few clunkers like "The Disco Strangler", "Teenage Jail" and "Greeks Don't Want No Freaks", for some reason I've never thought "Heartache Tonight" was that great of a song despite it being their final #1 hit, I've thought the title track and "I Can't Tell You Why" were stronger singles that were more deserving of being a #1 hit.
+Jimmy Buffett on Vocals
The liner notes reveal that Jimmy Buffett sang background vocals on the title tune: "The Lone Run." Extra fun for Parrotheads. I used to listen to this album on the floor of my parents' front room, lying down, staring at the ceiling. Side 1, flip, Side 2, repeat. An amazing set of anthems for someone just yearing to leave the suburban nest and fly into the big bad city...I used to envision a wet dark road lit by street lamps for "Those Shoes" and "In the City" and wonder about places I was never supposed to see. I would cry at the "Sad Cafe". And there is no song to get rid of a Heartache - something as a teenager I lived in perpetually - like Heartache Tonight.
A Long Classic Run
There's so much to love about this album, even though the material reveals as much the dark side of what the Eagles had become. They had each slipped into the dark side of fame, and this album holds a testament to that journey as it does chronicle the end of a rich decade it had been for them as a group. The music is haunting with rich detail about their lives and the swirling decadence around them. Songs such as 'The Long Run', 'In The City', and 'The Sad Cafe'. Some would say the album's one savior is 'I Can't Tell You Why', which sort of brings to memory the group's excellent times, but still I hold the album a classic. One for the long road ahead.
One of The Best Eagles Albums
By DiBease Company
With great songs like Heartache Tonight and In The City just make this album a must have for any classic rock or Eagles fan. I love it!!!!