Eagles: 'Hotel California' Gets 40th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue
Six-time GRAMMY-winning classic-rock band the Eagles may have countless hits to their name, but they are arguably most universally known for the title track to their hugely successful 1976 album, Hotel California.
The album (GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, 2008) is set to receive a 40th-anniversary reissue next month, and will come packaged along with a suite of 10 additional tracks recorded live at a 1976 show at The Forum in Los Angeles. A deluxe edition package will also be available, containing additional high-resolution stereo and 5.1 remasters of the LP, along with a book of previously unpublished photos.
The album's second track, "New Kid In Town," sung by the late Glenn Frey, earned Best Arrangement For Voices honors at the 20th GRAMMY Awards. The now-iconic title track (GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, 2003) won the band the GRAMMY for Record Of The Year and the album snagged nominations for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance. However, the band famously no-showed because they didn't think they had a chance of winning, as The Hollywood Reporter revealed in 2016.
Following a touching tribute to the late Frey at the 58th GRAMMY Awards, show producer Ken Ehrlich and Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow stopped the band from leaving the stage in order to present them their Record Of The Year GRAMMY statuettes, which had gone unclaimed since 1977.
The Hotel California 40th-anniversary package will be available on Nov. 24.