Eagles: Taking It to the Limit
|Rating||:||4.87 (800 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||192 Pages|
"Really Cool Book" according to Kathy Kelley. I ordered Eagles Taking It To The Limit after the untimely death of Glenn Frey. I've been a fan since they dropped the first album but thought of them as the band collectively and not necessarily as the amazing individual musicans they have proven to be This book is a nice inside look at the guys, their peer. "Limitless" according to Margaret Pennetti. Alternately obsequious and defensive, this book was disappointing on almost all levels. There are myriad pictures, as promised, but the majority are posed publicity stills rather than candid snaps, and therefore boring. If the author had devoted as much space and effort to detailed “behind-the-scenes&r. "A nice picture book, but nothing new here." according to lumberjake. I am an Eagles fan, and I'm a Ben Fong-Torres fan, so this book seemed like a natural for me. I'd read his Gram Parsons book "Hickory Wind", which was a great read, so I was hoping for a similarly thorough tome on the Eagles. That's not what I got by any stretch. Over the course of 192 page (more than 1/2 ta
the book is handsomely and extensively illustrated with many photos from the past four decades, along with an excellent text.”Tulsa World “The book’s as much a visual conversation piece as a written history — full-page photos in black and white and color hold down nearly every two-page spread. Carrigan Jr., Evanston, IL, Library Journal“Because Fong-Torres was so close to the band, this is kind of an insider's story and a fan's appreciative notes rolled into one, accompanied by stunning photographs. Bookviews, October 2011 “Lovers of rock and roll and fans of the Eagles are going to want to find Eagles: Taking it to the Limit by Ben Fong-Torres in their Christmas stocking…. Lots and lots of drama…”Henry L. Then there is the drama. If you can buy only one book about the Eagles, this should be it.”AmericanProfile<
In Eagles, one of America’s top rock journalists delivers a comprehensive insider look at arguably the greatest American rock-and-roll band on the occasion of their 40th anniversary. From their origin and rise to fame, to the music, the recording sessions, the fights, the tours, the parties afterward and the hangovers that followed, Ben Fong-Torres covers it all backed by deft research, first-hand interviews, and a collection of fantastic photographs from some of the best rock photographers in the business.In the course of 40 years, the Eagles changed line-ups five times, split up twice, recorded seven highly successful albums, toured the world multiple times, released the top-selling rock album in American history, and sued each other. From their inception in 1971 through their smashingly successful 2007 album Long Road Out of Eden and the accompanying 2008-2010 international tour, The Eagles have seen it all and lived to tell about it. Their story is a uniquely American journey, and their legacy is assured for decades to come.