Remastered and Expanded 2CD/Blu-ray Audio Box Set Collection featuring 10 Previously Unreleased Live Recordings & Hi-Res Stereo/5.1 Mixes
The Eagles' Hotel California was a critical and commercial phenomenon when it was released in December 1976. The album topped the Billboard charts for eight weeks in the U.S., won two Grammy Awards, sold more than 32 million copies around the world, and featured two Billboard No. 1 hit singles. 40 years later, it still ranks as one of the best-selling albums of all time. Now the milestone album adds to its legendary lore with a Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition, a new 2CD/Blu-ray Audio set that includes remastered sound, 10 previously unreleased live recordings, as well as hi-res stereo and 5.1 mixes. Presented in an 11 x 11 hardbound book, the set also features rare and unseen photos from the era, a replica tour book, and posters.
The set opens with a remastered version of the original album, featuring the No. 1 singles – "New Kid In Town" and the title track – plus the smash hit "Life In the Fast Lane." The album was nominated for five Grammy Awards, and won for "Record of the Year" and "Best Arrangement For Voices." It also marks the debut of 10 live tracks that were recorded during the band's three-night stand at the Los Angeles Forum in October 1976. The concert recordings – which were recorded about a month before the album came out – feature one of the first ever live performances of "Hotel California" and "New Kid In Town" along with other Eagles classics including "Already Gone," "Take It To the Limit," and "Witchy Woman."
The accompanying Blu-ray Audio disc features the 5.1 Surround Sound mix originally released on DVD-A in 2001 along with a hi-resolution, 192 KHz/24-Bit stereo mix.
• 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2CD/Blu-ray Audio Box Set
• CD1: Hotel California remastered
• CD2: Live at The Forum Oct 19 - 22, 1976
• Blu Ray Hotel California 5.1 & Hi Res Mixes (audio only)
• 44-page case bound book
• 24-page 11" x 11" reprint of the Tour Book
• 3 x 11" x 22" (folded in half) posters (Norman Seef, Pete Frame Family Tree and Tour Poster)
• Solander Style Box