The Eagles / Selected Works 1972-1999 / four-CD box set

selected works

It seems that the appeal of a simple 12-track greatest hits album has long since waned. Record labels these days are offering more for less. Rhino’s format of choice in the lead up to Christmas 2013, is the 4CD set, compacted into a ‘fatbox’ CD package with a slipcase. They are releasing the Simply Red Songbook collection in exactly this format and here they do the same for The Eagles.

Selected Works 1972-1999 is actually a repackage of a four disc box from 2000. The first three discs are themed:  The Early Years, The Ballads and The Fast Lane with the final CD capturing live performances from New Year’s Eve 1999 (A Night To Remember).

As with other reissued sets (Rod Stewart’s Storyteller, or Fleetwood Mac’s 25 Years: The Chain) Selected Works offers jaw-dropping value at little over £10 at the time of writing on Amazon UK. This surely all but guarantees its place in Dad’s stocking on 25 December this year.

Selected Works 1972-1999 is released on 25 November 2013

Track listing

Disc: 1

  • 1. Take It Easy
  • 2. Hollywood Waltz
  • 3. Already Gone
  • 4. Doolin-Dalton
  • 5. Midnight Flyer
  • 6. Tequila Sunrise
  • 7. Witchy Woman
  • 8. Train Leaves Here This Morning
  • 9. Outlaw Man
  • 10. Peaceful Easy Feeling
  • 11. James Dean
  • 12. Saturday Night
  • 13. On The Border

Disc: 2

  • 1. Wasted Time [Reprise]
  • 2. Wasted Time
  • 3. I Can’t Tell You Why
  • 4. Lyin’ Eyes
  • 5. Pretty Maids All In A Row
  • 6. Desperado
  • 7. Try And Love Again
  • 8. The Best Of My Love
  • 9. New Kid In Town
  • 10. Love Will Keep Us Alive
  • 11. The Sad Cafe
  • 12. Take It To The Limit
  • 13. After The Thrill Is Gone

Disc: 3

  • 1. One Of These Nights Intro
  • 2. One Of These Nights
  • 3. The Disco Strangler
  • 4. Heartache Tonight
  • 5. Hotel California
  • 6. Born To Boogie
  • 7. In The City
  • 8. Get Over It
  • 9. King Of Hollywood
  • 10. Too Many Hands
  • 11. Life In The Fast Lane
  • 12. The Long Run
  • 13. Long Run Leftovers
  • 14. The Last Resort
  • 15. Random Victims Part 3

Disc: 4

  • 1. Hotel California (Live Millennium Concert Version)
  • 2. Victim Of Love (Live Millennium Concert Version)
  • 3. Peaceful Easy Feeling (Live Millennium Concert Version)
  • 4. Please Come Home For Christmas (Live Millennium Concert Version)
  • 5. Ol ’55 (Live Millennium Concert Version)
  • 6. Take It To The Limit (Live Millennium Concert Version)
  • 7. Those Shoes (Live Millennium Concert Version)
  • 8. Funky New Year (Live Millennium Concert Version)
  • 9. Dirty Laundry (Live Millennium Concert Version)
  • 10. Funk 49 (Live Millennium Concert Version)
  • 11. All She Wants To Do Is Dance (Live Millennium Concert Version)
  • 12. The Best Of My Love (Live Millennium Concert Version)

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The live CD is fantastic – great versions of Victim of Love, Ol’ 55 and Those Shoes. The reconfiguration of Best of My Love is terrific too!!

On The Border is a very underrated song – glad that it’s on here.


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With the exception of some filler tracks, nothing special here with maybe the concert. But the concert is short [does it hit 60 minutes]? Never would of bought the original box set when it was priced at some ridiculous price of $80 but at under $30 it is barely worth it to get the concert.


Not sure what the point of this is. The full-album box set that came out this year is $32 on Amazon US. There are plenty of good songs that didn’t appear on this four-disc set, one disc of which doesn’t count since it’s a boring live show made long after the band’s peak. Really you’re buying a three-disc greatest hits. Just get the albums; they’re dirt-cheap now.

Peter Chrisp

Amazing to my surprise i have the “original” box set, judging by the track listing, there are no extras, or any suggestion of remastering/remixing.
Judging by the 2013 version, and with the recent “Eagles” studio albums
1972-1979 which one would you chose? With the above it’s a very good package and a 28 page “History Of The Eagles”, and i have no doubt with the 6cd box set it would be plain packaging and no liner notes, with so many best of’s which is the “best” one to “select”?