Album of the Day
With Eagles' second longplayer, DESPERADO, the band millions around the world would come to know and love begins to emerge more clearly. Likening the rock and roll life to that of Wild West outlaws the Doolin-Dalton gang, this concept album speaks to the ambitious reach that would become a hallmark of the group's releases. And the set's most famous songs - “Tequila Sunrise” and the title track - were collaborations between drummer Don Henley and guitarist/keyboardist Glenn Frey, a partnership that would eventually define the group. Yet with Bernie Leadon's masterful picking prominent throughout, the set will appeal to country and folk listeners as much as to fans of the band's later arena rock. Released 45 years ago today, DESPERADO sold more than 2 million copies and kept Eagles flying high.