Although Eagles Live
includes four tracks recorded in the fall of 1976, the bulk of the album comes from the end of the Eagles' 1980 tour, and it reflects their late concert repertoire, largely drawn from Hotel California
and The Long Run
. The occasional early song such as "Desperado" and "Take It Easy" turn up, as do selections from Joe Walsh's solo career, "Life's Been Good" and "All Night Long." Walsh introduces some live variations to his material; the rest of the Eagles seem determined to re-create the studio versions of their songs in concert. The previously unrecorded rendition of Steve Young
's "Seven Bridges Road" is welcome, and the album would have benefited from more such surprises.