Some 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.