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Best of Their Love: Eagles LPs Boxed Up on Vinyl

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EAGLES_Vinyl_BoxSome seven months after packing up all of the Eagles’ studio albums in one CD box set, Rhino’s at it again, doing the same for those six albums on vinyl.

The Studio Albums 1972-1979 collects all of the Asylum-era LPs – Eagles (1972), Desperado (1973), On the Border (1974), One of These Nights (1975), Hotel California (1976) and The Long Run (1979) – and replicates the original packaging almost entirely to the letter of the original releases. We say “almost” thanks to two upgrades made by Rhino for these releases: the sleeve of the first album will feature no glue flaps, so the cover will fold out into a poster. (This plan was first detailed in this year’s History of the Eagles documentary.) And the insert poster featured in initial pressings of Hotel California will now be presented in full color.

This new box will be released October 29, in a limited run of 5,000 copies, each in a numbered, foil-stamped slipcase. If buying the box (priced at $157.40 on Amazon as of this writing) doesn’t set you entirely back, the band will be playing shows throughout the year, including a run at Los Angeles’ famed Forum in 2014.

Click the picture above to pre-order your copy.

Written by Mike Duquette

September 12, 2013 at 12:57

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  1. I’d love to buy this just to give the poor band members some much needed income, but that price point is beyond my limit for vinyl copies of albums I already own on CD (and one, Hotel California, that I still own on MFSL LP). Sorry guys.

    • What’s weird is the MSRP from Rhino’s press release was actually $149.98, which is a little less than what Amazon’s got it for.

      I think a friend once told me, maybe around the time the band reunited for their last album, that part of the press release marveled about how they broke a pricing record for tickets – as though that’s a good thing. *sigh*

      Mike Duquette

      September 12, 2013 at 13:48

      • I try not to let the financial aspect affect my enjoyment of their music, but it does seem like they delight in taking as much money as possible from their fans. I guess as long as people keep paying the prices they’re asking for, nothing will change, and you can’t fault them for trying to earn as much as they can. It would be nice, however, if they priced their product so that as many people as possible could afford it, instead of doing these pricey limited edition sets.

  2. Will probably pick this up if price comes down a bit.

    Jim

    September 12, 2013 at 13:18

  3. why would anyone want this?

    Brinke

    September 12, 2013 at 14:07

  4. Over priced and BORING!

    Zubb

    September 12, 2013 at 21:42

  5. Exactly who is going to buy this box? The real vinyl albums sell for about 50 cents at used stores, garage sales, etc. $150 for replicas? They’re going too far!

    mark schlesinger

    September 15, 2013 at 00:02


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