plus moderne que "hotel california" grace a une pointe de synté mais juste ce qu il faut, cette album est a mon goût parfait, a faire découvrir a tout ceux qui malheureusement ne connaissent que le tub ou l album hotel california
CHRONIQUE DE HERVE PICART MAGAZINE BEST NOVEMBRE 1979 N°136 Page 63 7° Album 1979 33T Réf : asylum WEA 52181 "The long run" est presque aussi bien nommé que "On the border". Longue fut en effet notre attente, et long le galop des Eagles en studio pour arriver à ce résultat : trois ans de silence. En plus, celà se présentait plutôt mal. Il y a un an, les Aigles avaient sortir pour les fêtes de fin d'année un 45 tours, vinyl blanc comme neige, avec un titre de Nöel et un titre de Nouvel An ("Please come home for Christmas"), qui n'avait strictement aucun intérêt. On craignait que le groupe ne succombât à "Hotel California" même avec le renfort de Timothy B. Schmit. Et puis voilà enfin "The long run", et l'on découvre ce qui est tout simplement leur meilleur album à ce jour. Il faut dire que les Eagles ne sont pas fait de fleurs pour arriver à ce monument noir et rock. Ils ont jeté aux orties leurs gentils costumes californiens, ont mis leurs slows scintillants dans les poubelles de leur histoire, et nous ont servis un album 100% rock, 100% électrique, 100% éclaté, avec un seul morceau lent (oeuvre de Schmit), qui est d'ailleurs une splendeur. Il est évident que Joe Walsh est le principal responsable de cette salutaire métamorphose. "The long run" est en fait plus dans la suite du dernier album solo de ce grand monsieur "But seriously, folks" (un chef d'oeuvre, faut-il le dire); que dans la lignée d'"Hotel California". Ici, il n'est question que de rythmiques lourdes, aplatissantes, de riffs cloutés, de slide qui gicle de partout en hémorragies corrosives, de rock grand, fort et noir. Walsh a donné sa fièvre aux autres, et la hargne qui sommeillait chez Frey, Felder et Henley s'est soudain réveillée.Lire la suite ›
jean-claudeTOP 500 COMMENTATEURSVOIX VINE le 18 mars 2010
A l'automne de 1979, sort l'album The Long Run. Leur dernier album a littéralement cartonné : Hotel California. Depuis la parution de cette incommensurable réussite commerciale, rien. Le trou. Depuis 1976, Eagles n'a plus rien sorti. Difficulté à gérer le succès ? Problèmes et tensions au sein du groupe ? Besoin de souffler ? Peu importe, après trois ans d'attente, les fans sont en droit d'attendre un album d'une autre qualité que The Long Run. Exit Randy Meisner qui, après la tournée de promo d'Hotel California, quitte la formation, car mis en minorité artistique. Certains problèmes d'égo voient le jour. Glenn Frey et Don Henley ont la main mise sur Eagles, que Timothy B. Schmit (bassiste et chanteur), en rupture de Poco, le concurrent (il fallait que je la fasse, désolé !), rejoint. Tel est le contexte ambiant lors du travail d'enregistrement. Toutefois, les Eagles sont des pros et d'habiles manaeuvriers qui savent s'adapter aux nécessités du marché, pour pondre un LP qui va encore connaître le succès. Les fans restent sur le sublime Hotel California et attendent depuis trop longtemps, pour ne pas se ruer sur ce disque (leur sixième et dernier disque studio), censé combler un manque de trois ans. Leur attente est comblée par un album qui génère un single rock, Heartache, qui va rapidement se classer dans les charts US (Grammy Awards, qui plus est). Parmi les autres temps forts, The Long Run, I Can't Tell You Why (une bien jolie ballade que la voix de Schmit rend encore plus belle), The Sad Cafe, une superbe ballade sur laquelle David Sanborn y livre une magnifique partition de saxo alto et In The City retenu pour officier pour la B.O du film The Warriors. Et c'est tout ! Le reste est à l'état de promesses non tenues. Manque d'inspiration évident, de brillance aussi...Lire la suite ›
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This was an acquired taste for me.7 septembre 2003
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I was kind of an Eagles fan already when this album was released in 1979, though their only other album I had at that point was "Hotel California". I was a bit surprised at the change of musical style when Long Run came out, and my first impression was that I didn't really care for it. But I was only 19 years old and freely admit now that I didn't know much about music at that time.
About six months after getting the album, my girlfriend and I began experiencing *serious* problems. At that point, this album really came to mean a lot to me, as a lot of the lyrics really hit home even though I was likely interpreting them wrong. I played that album literally 100 times or more during the coming months, and I now say that it was one of the few things I looked forward to at that time in my life. So my opinion is biased.
The quality of this album from beginning to end is absolutely first-rate, which is a given for any Eagles release. There is a change in style from their previous work, and I found that change to be best described as 'edgy' and slightly dark. I love every song on this album. All this said however, it ranks second place with me after "Hotel California" which was a difficult album to improve upon. It's not a quality issue though. Merely a style issue. I do like this album's style quite a lot, but nothing could top "Hotel California". And this style change, though subtle and certainly not a negative aspect, may take some getting used to if you haven't heard this album already.
Also please note that Elektra has just released a "Digitally Remastered For The First Time" edition of this CD. The ones I've seen have a sticker on top of the cellophane stating exactly that, so I would try and get that release if possible. I cannot imagine any lover of music being disappointed with this CD.
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Ended a string of excellent music4 janvier 2003
Lonnie E. Holder
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If you have to go out, you should go out with a bang. The Eagles did that with this album, which yielded three singles: "The Long Run", "Heartache Tonight", and "I Can't Tell You Why". The three songs may sound similar to some, but the third song was a mellow ballad, the second had a fast beat with solid percussion, and the first song, as much as I enjoyed it, I always thought of as The Eagle in molasses. A good song, but I always thought the song strained to be sped up. Not to be overlooked on this album is the last song, "The Sad Cafe", which is a swan song for The Eagles much like "The Long and Winding Road" was The Beatles' swan song. The bluesy, sad song ends the 1972 to 1979 run of The Eagles nostalgically. Coincidentally the end of The Eagles coincided with the end of the decade, the eminence of disco and the transition to New Wave and the techno driven pop of the 80s. Looking back, perhaps it was time for The Eagle to move on to other things (though I still don't think so). The rest of the album is decent, generally listenable. Six of the songs were co-written by at least three people. The other four songs were written by two people. Glenn Frey and Don Henley contributed the most, but I still think that the huge difference between "Hotel California", "The Long Run" and what came before shows the influence of Joe Walsh. After the break up of The Eagles, Glenn and Don were considered sufficiently up-to-date to have their music selected for the then extremely stylish and modern "Miami Vice". Quite a change from the early cowboy boots and rattlesnakes era of The Eagles. Perhaps this album wasn't their best. I think it would be more fair to say it is not my favorite Eagles' album. But who cares? We all have our own favorites. The question is whether the album is worth owning. I think it is. I prefer this album over the second greatest hits collection that was largely from "Hotel California" and "The Long Run". If you are influenced by the other reviews to be concerned that you might not like many of the songs on this CD, then buy the second volume of The Eagles' greatest hits and pass this one by. I think it is a good album and worth having in my collection.
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the Eagles end their initial run with an admittedly flawed, yet fascinating album--there's some great creepy stuff here31 juillet 2005
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Released in September of 1979, "The Long Run" is the last Eagles album (not counting the "Eagles Live" album) prior to their initial disbandment, and what a fascinating way to go out. You've got to give the Eagles credit--they really put a lot of edgy, ballsy music on here, and though the album certainly is flawed, there's actually not a weak song on the entire album. Some folks are simply not willing to embrace the doom-laden atmosphere of much of the album, and that goes a long way to explaining its mixed reviews.
The album does start off with a pair of big hits which I presume most folks are ultra-familiar with--the title track is an upbeat and catchy mid-tempo pop-rocker; and the Timothy B. Schmit spotlight "I Can't Tell You Why" is a sumptuous haunting ballad. There's another huge hit that topped the US singles chart with the early rock 'n' roll-styled "Heartache Tonight"--it's undeniably catchy, but the sugariness and bombast of the arrangement do make it annoying. There's also the Joe Walsh spotlight "In The City" which is a pretty good laidback rocker, though it's generic and kind of dull.
As for the rest, there's some really intriguing stuff that finds the Eagles branching out. The peppy, stuttering rocker "The Disco Strangler" has a great "intentionally annoying" repetitive melody that fits perfectly with the amusingly sarcastic lyrics and Don Henley's cleverly-phrased vocal. "King Of Hollywood" is an arresting, hypnotic mood piece with Glenn Frey, Don Felder, and Walsh all contributing some seriously tasty guitar work. The supremely creepy downbeat rocker "Those Shoes" is definitely super cool, although on this album version of the song, Henley's vocal is weirdly buried in the mix, and the "oh no" harmonies sound wimpy--don't miss the live version of "Those Shoes" from the "Selected Works" box set which totally kicks ass and gets the edge over the version here. The super slow "Teenage Jail" has a compelling 'waking-up-with-a-hangover' vibe to it; it does have some laughably "vicious" spoken vocals from Henley, but it's still a damn good track. The surf rock-flavored "The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks" is silly, but still pretty fun. The album-closing ballad "The Sad Cafe" is a bit dull musically, although it's still a nice song with effective lyrics that make for a fitting finale both to the album and to the Eagles initial run.
All in all, there's a lot of really impressive creativity on "The Long Run", and for serious listeners, this is a solidly recommended album.
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The Long Run Indeed31 décembre 1999
J. A. Crabb
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"The Long Run" is the last Eagles studio album, and aftermath of three long years of bickering and rivalry among the bandmembers. There was a lot of tension involved in finishing the project, and towards the end of the album one can tell that the Eagles wanted to be released from one another and go their separate ways. The introduction of Timothy B. Schmit helped heal the dying soul within the band. It is ironic that positive songs like "I Can't Tell You Why" and "The Long Run" are on this album. "The Sad Cafe" seems more appropriate for the mood behind making this album. Joe Walsh's "In The City" is a nice contribution but seems out of place with the rest of the songs. "King Of Hollywood" is a dark song featuring Don Henley singing in a much lower range, adding a nice touch to Timothy and Glenn's harmonies. They performed this song during their 1979-80 tour and it sounded just like the studio cut. "Heartache Tonight" and "Those Shoes" are easily recognizable as they are often played on the radio. The remaining three songs I have not mentioned, "The Disco Strangler," "Teenage Jail," and "The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks" should not have been included on the album. They are mediocre in comparison to the lyrical and melodic efforts of the other tracks. "The Long Run" has a polished production, further explaining the amount of time it took to complete the album. Great album, and highly recommended. Check out Eagles Live too if you want to hear some of these tracks with a harder punch.
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The End Of The Run8 janvier 2001
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Hotel California pushed the band from stars into mega-stars. They went on a long tour to support the album and due to increased drug use, tensions within the band increased. Founding member, bassist Randy Meisner could no longer stand it and left the band after the tour. He was replaced by former Poco member, Timothy B. Schmidt and the band took time off to refuel. After three long years, they finally released The Long Run in late 1979. While not as strong as Hotel California, the album still is something special. The band treads into new territory with the title track, which is a slice of Memphis Soul Stew in the Stax/Volt vein. Don Henley gives a spirited vocal and shows he has tremendous range. Mr. Schmidt contributes the soft and tender "I Can't Tell You Why" and his backing vocals are the rest of the album add a new dimension to the band. Joe Walsh chimes in with the crashing "In The City". The album has a dark and ominous tone with the best examples being the menacing "The Disco Strangler" and the corrupt power of "King Of Hollywood" in which Mr. Henley sings from the perspective of a Hollywood producer bent on abusing his power. "Heartache Tonight" was the band's fifth and last number one single and is a high octane affair co-written with Bob Seger. "Those Shoes" has an almost funky beat and "Teenage Jail" follows the dark theme. "The Greek Don't Want No Freaks" is a goofy number that lightens things up with Jimmy Buffett singing backup vocals. The album closes on a pensive note with the longing "The Sad Cafe". The band would break up not long after their tour to support the album and the song is an appropriate final chapter to one of the biggest bands of all time.