Glenn Frey: Above The Clouds: The Collection

Above The Clouds: The Collection

Glenn Frey

  • US $31.99  

  • Release Date 11 May 2018
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Product code
6700718
Format
CD + DVD
Label
UMC / Polydor

The first disc, aptly subtitled The Very Best of Glenn Frey, is chock-full of major chart hits, including the Beverly Hills Copsmash “The Heat Is On,” the gritty, slide-guitar-driven gutbucket groove of “Smuggler’s Blues,” the epic Miami Viceballad “You Belong to the City,” the inward-looking poignancy of “Soul Searchin’,” and much more. This disc will be available as a stand-alone disc as well as part of the box set. And while Glenn clearly embraced the burgeoning video age, nabbing a vaunted 1985 MTV Music Video Award with the cinematically dramatic clip for “Smuggler’s Blues,” it’s the enduring essence of the man’s songwriting skills on display here that truly sealed his legacy as a solo artist.

Disc 2 explores Frey’s prowess beyond the charts, from the classy to the classic. Included are the broad swath of “After Hours,” his majestic take on “For Sentimental Reasons,” a harmonic nod to the Beach Boys with a spot-on cover of “Caroline, No,” and the sheer battle cry of “Route 66” among them.

The third disc highlights the early output of the duo formed by longtime friends Frey and JD Souther known asLongbranch/Pennywhistle makes its digital debut. Originally released on the Amos label in 1969, the self-titledLongbranch/Pennywhistle may have ultimately been consigned to the side bins of the acid-rock era, but songs like “Kite Woman” and “Run, Boy, Run” serve as the literal seeds of the country-rock movement Frey and the Eagles perfected to a T. Besides navigating the success of his own fine solo career (see “You’re Only Lonely”), Souther also went on to be a chief Frey collaborator on such pivotal Eagles songs as “Best of My Love,” “New Kid in Town,” and “Heartache Tonight.”

The final disc, a live DVD culled from a telling performance at the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on September 15, 1992, on the Strange Weather tour, shows Frey and his top-shelf band at the height of their powers, veering from the cool-breeze manifestos of “Long Hot Summer” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling” to the rip-roaring crackle of “Strange Weather” to the everyone-join-in vibes of “Party Town.”

Tracks
CD 1 – ABOVE THE CLOUDS
1 The Heat Is On  
2 Call On Me  
3 Part Of Me, Part Of You  
4 You Belong To The City  
5 Smuggler's Blues  
6 Sexy Girl  
7 The Allnighter  
8 Soul Searchin'  
9 Same Girl  
10 The One You Love  
11 Strange Weather  
12 I've Got Mine  
13 River Of Dreams  
14 Love In The 21st Century  
15 Lyin' Eyes / Take It Easy (Medley - Live at the National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland / 1992)  
Tracks
CD 2 – ABOVE THE CLOUDS
1 Let’s Go Home  
2 I Got Love  
3 This Way To Happiness  
4 Common Ground  
5 After Hours  
6 Rising Sun (Instrumental)  
7 The Shadow Of Your Smile  
8 Better In The U.S.A.  
9 Brave New World  
10 Caroline, No  
11 For Sentimental Reasons  
12 It’s Too Soon To Know  
13 Worried Mind  
14 Lover’s Moon  
15 Route 66  
16 True Love  
Tracks
CD 3 – LONGBRANCH / PENNYWHISTLE
1 Jubilee Anne  
2 Run Boy, Run  
3 Rebecca  
4 Lucky Love  
5 Kite Woman  
6 Bring Back Funky Women  
7 Star-Spangled Bus  
8 Mister, Mister  
9 Don’t Talk Now  
10 Never Have Enough  
Tracks
DVD – STRANGE WEATHER / LIVE IN DUBLIN RECORDED IN 1992 AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM, DUBLIN, IRELAND
1 Long Hot Summer  
2 Peaceful Easy Feeling  
3 New Kid In Town  
4 The One You Love  
5 Strange Weather  
6 I’ve Got Mine  
7 Lyin’ Eyes / Take It Easy (Medley)  
8 Wild Mountain Thyme  
9 River Of Dreams  
10 True Love  
11 Love In The 21st Century  
12 Livin’ Right  
13 Smuggler’s Blues  
14 The Heat Is On  
15 Heartache Tonight  
16 Party Town  
17 Desperado  

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