Actual Miles: Henley's Greatest Hits

Actual Miles: Henley's Greatest Hits

by Don HenleyDon Henley


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Although it is drawn from only three albums (with only one track, "Dirty Laundry," from I Can't Stand Still), Actual Miles was a well-chosen best-of from an artist who had enjoyed just enough hits to justify one. Five tracks each came from Building the Perfect Beast and The End of the Innocence, and they included all of Don Henley's Top 40 hits. The album was filled out with a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows" and two new tracks, among them the ambitious "The Garden of Allah," which seemed to be an attempt to create a new allegorical masterpiece along the lines of "Hotel California," but managed to be only pretentious. Still, the bulk of this album was the sound of AOR radio in the mid-'80s. That, of course, was the catch -- this album should have come out about four years before it did, and probably would have if Henley hadn't been suing Geffen Records. Though destined to be a successful catalog item, in 1995 it was more a historical artifact than a major release.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/1995
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0720642483428
catalogNumber: 24834


  1. Dirty Laundry
  2. The Boys of Summer
  3. All She Wants to Do Is Dance
  4. Not Enough Love in the World
  5. Sunset Grill
  6. The End of the Innocence
  7. The Last Worthless Evening
  8. New York Minute
  9. I Will Not Go Quietly
  10. The Heart of the Matter
  11. The Garden of Allah
  12. You Don't Know Me at All
  13. Everybody Knows

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Henley   Primary Artist
Jai Winding   Percussion

Technical Credits

Take 6   Contributor
Don Henley   Producer,Liner Notes
Bruce Hornsby   Producer
Joe Walsh   Contributor
Wayne Shorter   Contributor
Mike Campbell   Producer
Martha Davis   Contributor
Sheryl Crow   Contributor
Patty Smyth   Contributor
Benmont Tench   Contributor
Michael Boddicker   Contributor
Niko Bolas   Engineer
Vinnie Colaiuta   Contributor
John Corey   Producer
Marc DeSisto   Engineer
Tim Drummond   Contributor
Michael Fisher   Contributor
Bob Glaub   Contributor
George Gruel   Contributor
Rob Jacobs   Engineer,Contributor
Larry Klein   Contributor
Tom Knox   Engineer
Danny Kortchmar   Producer
Greg Ladanyi   Producer,Engineer
Roger Linn   Contributor
Steve Lukather   Contributor
Stan Lynch   Producer,Contributor
Steve Madaio   Contributor
Mark McKenna   Engineer
Jim Nipar   Engineer
David Paich   Contributor
Pino Palladino   Contributor
Jeff Porcaro   Contributor
Steve Porcaro   Contributor
Axl Rose   Contributor
Julia Tillman Waters   Contributor
Brian Scheuble   Engineer
Timothy B. Schmit   Contributor
Neil Stubenhaus   Contributor
Carmen Twillie   Contributor
Bob Vogt   Engineer
Ian Wallace   Contributor
Maxine Willard Waters   Contributor
Shelly Yakus   Engineer
Frank Simes   Contributor
Waddy Wachtel   Contributor
Richard Bosworth   Engineer
Julia Waters   Contributor
Jai Winding   Contributor
Roger Sommers   Engineer
Janet Wolsborn   Art Direction
Eddie King   Engineer

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