29 January 2019 (Toronto, ON) - Hell Freezes Over is the Eagles’ historic April 1994 reunion that resulted in a 9-times Platinum album that spent two weeks atop the charts and spawned a mega-successful two-year tour. And now, on March 8, Geffen/USM/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this momentous release with the reissue of Hell Freezes Over on double 180-gram black vinyl.
Hell Freezes Over, originally produced by the Eagles with Elliot Scheiner and Rob Jacobs, has been expertly remastered for modern high-grade vinyl by Bob Ludwig.
Hell Freezes Over features the band’s Long Run-era lineup — drummer/vocalist Don Henley, guitarist/vocalist Glenn Frey, guitarist/vocalist Joe Walsh, guitarist/vocalist Don Felder, and bassist/vocalist Timothy B. Schmit — performing four new studio tracks in addition to 11 live offerings from the reunion sessions that took place on April 25 & 26, 1994 at Warner Burbank Studios in Burbank, California and was subsequently broadcast as a highly-rated MTV special.
The hard-charging album-opening, studio track “Get Over It” sets the tone for the overall proceedings, while “Love Will Keep Us Alive”, with touching lead vocal from Schmit, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in 1995. Highlights of the live portion of the album include the acoustic reimagining of “Hotel California”, the Walsh showcase “Pretty Maids All In A Row”, a stirring rendition of Henley’s “New York Minute” that features the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, the always-jubilant “Take It Easy”, and the poignant “Desperado” finale that puts the spotlight on Henley’s emotive lead vocals and piano.
Hell Freezes Over displays the intact legacy of one of America’s favourite bands that continues to survive and thrive to this very day.
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