Album of the Day
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One of the signature releases of the 1970s, HOTEL CALIFORNIA became Eagles' third No.1 album on this day in 1977. Graduating from the peaceful, easy feelings of the singer-songwriter era, the band got some extra rock punch with the addition of former James Gang axeman Joe Walsh, whose guitar duels here with Don Felder still dazzle. The product of eight painstaking months in the studio, the collection's craftsmanship shows in such singles as “Life In The Fast Lane,” “New Kid In Town” and the title track - the latter two both No.1 hits. With lyrical insight to match its professional sheen and success (more than 16 million copies sold in the U.S. alone), HOTEL CALIFORNIA shows Eagles soaring to their greatest heights.