Their least commercially successful record still retains qualities that make it one of their best. Their classic reading of Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey’s ‘Take It Easy’ never drags, and Don Henley’s sex-charged vocal on ‘Witchy Woman’ still sounds convincing. Other delights are Bernie Leadon and Gene Clark’s ‘Train Leaves Here This Morning’ and Jack Tempchin’s memorable ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’. This was rock/country, as opposed to Poco and the Flying Burritos’ country/rock. Nothing would be as simple and uncomplicated for the Eagles ever again, and this album retains a great charm and innocence that soon disappeared from their career. A very impressive debut album.
Tracks: Take It Easy; Witchy Woman; Chug All Night; Most Of Us Are Sad; Nightingale; Train Leaves Here This Morning; Take The Devil; Earlybird; Peaceful Easy Feeling; Tryin’....