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Released in 1973, Desperado is the second studio album by American rock band the Eagles.
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Originally released on April 17th 1973, Desperado is the second studio album by American rock band the Eagles and served as a cornerstone to the country-rock movement.
Produced by Glyn Johns at London’s famed Island Studios, Desperado’s origins can be traced to Glenn Frey’s desire to make a concept album, one inspired by a book about gunfighters of the Wild West that Jackson Browne provided when the topic of conversation came up one evening. What was originally planned as a collection of songs about anti-heroes kind of fell apart after writing “Doolin-Dalton” and “James Dean,” so they switched things up and decided to just do a Western-themed album.
The song "Desperado" was ranked in the Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". The album reached number 41 on the Billboard album chart and has since gone on to be certified double platinum with over 2 millions record sales in the US.
- Out Of Control
- Tequila Sunrise
- Certain Kind Of Fool
- Doolin-Dalton (Instrumental)
- Outlaw Man
- Saturday Night
- Bitter Creek
- Doolin-Dalton / Desperado (Reprise)