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Desperado is the second studio album by the American band the Eagles. It was recorded at Island Studios in London, England and released in The songs on Desperado are based on the themes of the Old West. The band members are featured on the album's cover dressed like an outlaw gang; Desperado remains the only Eagles album where the band members appear on the front cover.
Although the title track is one of the Eagles' signature songsit was never released as a single. The album did yield two singles, though: "Tequila Sunrise" and "Outlaw Man".
Those two singles reached number 64 and number 59 respectively. The album reached number 41 on the Billboard album chart and was certified gold by the RIAA on September 23,and double platinum on March 20, After a commercially successful first album, Frey wanted the second album to be one with which they could be taken seriously as artists, and became interested in making a concept Tout (DJ Spider B Sanctuary Track) - Ex-Nihilo - Pentagone Explosion / Une Société Têtes Mortes. The original concept was for songs about anti-heroes; according to Glenn Frey, he was jamming together with Don HenleyJackson Browneand J.
Souther after a Tim Hardin concert when they had the idea of doing an album about anti-heroes. Jackson Browne himself credited the song " Desperado " written by Frey and Henley as the origin of the outlaw theme of the album.
Bernie Leadon said that Frey liked the idea of an analogy between outlaw gangs and rock-and-roll: "Glenn sat everybody down and Saturday Night - Eagles - Desperado out which characters in the gang could have songs written about them, or encouraged us to write songs about this concept.
Outside the laws of normality, I guess. I mean, I feel like I'm breaking a law all the time. What we live and what we do is kind of a fantasy. We were in L. We were really rebelling against the music business, not society.
The other songs in the album quickly came together after they had decided on the Western theme. Even though Desperado is sometimes described as a concept album, it does not have a specific narrative, and the songs do not necessarily fit in with the theme explicitly.
The songwriting prowess of Frey and Henley in Desperado also marks the beginning of their dominance in the band. Henley said; "That was a real crucial time for us.
When we formed the band, it was supposed to be one of those 'everybody's equal' affairs. We'd all sing and all write and so forth. But the fact is people aren't all going to be able to do everything the same. It's just like Saturday Night - Eagles - Desperado a football team. Some people quarterback and some people block. So we went through a lot of hassles for a Is She Coming Home - Ocean Colour Scene - Ocean Colour Scene. And that's what usually happened - I'd get a verse or two, and I'm done, and they would help fill in the blanks"  The only song on the album not written by the band members of Eagles Various - City Hunter 2 Original Animation Soundtrack Vol.1 " Outlaw Man ", which was written by David Blue and chosen because it fit the theme.
Henley Parla Piu Piano - Florea Gicu - Muzică De Ambianță later state that his greatest regret was that he did not sing as well as he could on the title track "Desperado", and would have liked to redo the song. The band was very happy with the finished Saturday Night - Eagles - Desperado after Johns had played the album back to them as an entity for the Saturday Night - Eagles - Desperado time, they carried him on their shoulders out of the control room.
However, the finished recording was received poorly by Jerry Greenbergthe president of Atlantic Recordswho said: "Jeez, they've made a fucking cowboy album! The film director Sam Peckinpah had planned to use the album as the basis for a film, but the plan did not come to fruition. The artwork for the album was done by artist Gary Burden with Saturday Night - Eagles - Desperado by Henry Diltzboth of whom were also responsible for Eagles' first album.
To illustrate the theme for the music in the album, the original concept was for a gatefold double album with the band dressed as outlaws on the front cover with images of gunfight and the Wild West inside.
On the back of the album is an image of all four members of the band together with Jackson Browne and J. Souther lying dead and bound on the ground. A posse stands over them, including the producer Glyn Johns far right in a white hatmanager John Hartmann, road manager Tommy Nixon, artist Boyd Elder who would be responsible for the skull artwork of Eagles' later albums Saturday Night - Eagles - Desperadoroadiesand Gary Burden far left.
The photo shoot took place at the Paramount Ranch, an old film set for Western movies in Malibu Canyon. The film was shot on Super-8then Saturday Night - Eagles - Desperadoand transferred to videotape.
In each process a little video quality is lost, which Frey described as a "nice accident" as it made the video appear aged and more realistic. Paul Gambaccini of Rolling Stone gave the album a positive review on its release in He wrote: "The beautiful thing about it is that although it is a unified set of songs, it is not a rock opera, a concept album, or anything pretending to be much more than a set of good tunes that just happen to fit together.
With Saturday Night - Eagles - Desperado second consecutive job well done, the Eagles are on a winning streak. The album is now considered by some critics to be the one of the significant albums of country rock. Released in Aprilthe album was not a commercial success initially. It debuted on the US Billboard chart at a lowly number on its week of its release,  rising to number 41 in its eighth week on the chart,  It remains Eagles' lowest charting album and it produced no hit song, as both singles released from the album, "Tequila Sunrise" and "Outlaw Man", failed to reach top 50 on the main singles chart.
However, the success of their next album release, On the Borderas well as subsequent releases, spurred on the sales of the album. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the song by the Eagles, see Desperado Eagles song. The Eagles.
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