I still can't believe they are selling this album exclusively at Walmart.The other day, my wife handed me a 2 CD album, Long Road from Eden. She had been to Walmart to get some cheap bananas and assorted other stuff. She noticed a CD display, The Eagles first new release in 28 years. Clever marketing, I think, but I did not expect it. Anyhow, she knew how much I liked the Eagles, so she bought it for me. I sat in front of my sound system for an hour or more, and found myself going back a some decades. The Eagles have not changed one iota. They have given up nothing. They may even be a little better.
No More Cloudy Days was the first of the tracks that made me stand up, and applaud, all by myself, but I guess I was smiling pretty broadly up until then. Disc 2 started out with Long Road out of Eden, the title track. Just from the name, it seemed a metaphor for the Iraq War, and that it is. There were a couple of other tracks covering that same theme, but they are pure Eagles stuff. I really liked the album, and I recommend it to everybody.
My taste in music is mostly Jazz, beach music, Keely Smith, Louie Prima, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Jimmy Buffet, some of the better rock groups, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Chicago, the Eagles, and a few others. Rhythm and Blues is good, too. My interest in country music is minimal, but my wife tells me that the Eagles are one of the featured groups on the Country Music Awards tomorrow (Wednesday) evening on ABC. I will be watching.