Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Eagles Greatest Hits Volume 2 is the second compilation album by the Eagles. It features many of their biggest hits not on Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975), including "Hotel California", their signature song. The album was released in 1982, after the band's breakup. That same year, Don Henley and Glenn Frey both released their debut solo albums.

Eagles Greatest Hits Volume 2
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Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 13, 1982
Recorded1975–1980
GenreRock
Length46:40
LabelAsylum
ProducerBill Szymczyk
Eagles chronology
Eagles Live
(1980)
Eagles Greatest Hits Volume 2
(1982)
The Very Best of the Eagles
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB−[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]

The compilation features eight combined tracks from Hotel California and The Long Run. Also included is "After the Thrill Is Gone", an album track from One of These Nights. (That song, with its title that summed up the state of the band at the time, was strategically placed as the last track on Eagles Greatest Hits Volume 2.) "Seven Bridges Road", the single from 1980's Eagles Live, rounds out the album, which has sold over 11 million copies in the U.S. since its release.

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Hotel California" (from Hotel California, 1976)Don Henley6:29
2."Heartache Tonight" (from The Long Run, 1979)
Glenn Frey4:25
3."Seven Bridges Road" (from Eagles Live, 1980)Steve YoungHenley, Frey, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit2:58
4."Victim of Love" (from Hotel California)
  • Henley
  • Frey
  • Felder
  • Souther
Henley4:10
5."The Sad Café" (from The Long Run)
Henley5:32
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Life in the Fast Lane" (from Hotel California)
  • Henley
  • Frey
  • Walsh
Henley4:45
2."I Can't Tell You Why" (from The Long Run)
Schmit4:54
3."New Kid in Town" (from Hotel California)
  • Henley
  • Frey
  • Souther
Frey5:04
4."The Long Run" (from The Long Run)
  • Henley
  • Frey
Henley3:42
5."After the Thrill Is Gone" (from One of These Nights, 1975)
  • Henley
  • Frey
Frey with Henley3:56

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (1982) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 52

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[5] 3× Platinum 210,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[6] Platinum 15,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] 11× Platinum 11,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eagles: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2". Robert Christgau.
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). Eagles. Simon and Schuster. Archived from the original on February 28, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
  4. ^ "Eagles Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  6. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Eagles – Eagles Greatest Hits Vol. II". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Eagles – Eagles Greatest Hits Vol. II". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.