Released today is the new Eagles‘ multimedia live collection, Live From The Forum MMXVIII (2018). The band, which features Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, hit the Forum in Los Angeles for three sold-out, critically-acclaimed concerts on September 12th, 14th, and 15th, 2018. Highlights from all three shows have now been compiled for the new 26-song live album and DVD.
The songlist for Live From The Forum MMXVIII (2018) is: “Seven Bridges Road,” “Take It Easy,” “One Of These Nights,” “Take It To The Limit,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “In the City,” “I Can’t Tell You Why,” “New Kid In Town,” “How Long,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Ol’ 55,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Love Will Keep Us Alive,” “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away,” “Those Shoes,” “Already Gone,” “Walk Away,” “Life’s Been Good,” “The Boys Of Summer,” “Heartache Tonight,” “Funk #49,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Hotel California,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Desperado,” and “The Long Run.”
Joe Walsh admitted to us that it took time and soul searching for the Eagles to find a genuine way to carry on without its leader and driving force, Glenn Frey, who died in 2016: “We spent a long time after Glenn passed in discussions and we needed to put some time in there. But, in the course of talking, we started think ‘If the Eagles continued, what would that be?’ Gradually, some clarity started to come on it and we reached out to Glenn’s son Deacon — and he’s a pretty good musician. And he said, ‘Anything I can do — I’m in.'”
During a chat with Australia’s The Sunday Project, Don Henley revealed the moment that he realized the Eagles could find a way to go on without Glenn Frey through his son: “I saw him get up and sing by himself at his father’s memorial service. I’m sure it was very difficult for him, but he was very composed and he sang well. Later on the idea, sort of, germinated in my head and I thought, ‘Deacon could probably do this if he wanted to.'”