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Hell Freezes Over

Hell Freezes Over is an album by the Eagles, released in 1994. The album contains four new studio tracks and eleven tracks recorded live for an MTV special. It went to #1 on the Billboard album chart upon its release where it stayed for two weeks. Hell Freezes Over was also released in video form and is one of the best-selling concert DVDs in history.

Background

The album name is in reference to a quote by Don Henley after the band's breakup in 1980; he commented that the band would play together again "when Hell freezes over." One of the most notable tracks is a new arrangement of "Hotel California" that features an extended acoustic guitar and percussion opening. At the beginning of the concert, Glenn Frey joked to the audience: "For the record, we never broke up; we just took a 14-year vacation."

The new song "Get Over It" became a modest hit, and another new song, "Love Will Keep Us Alive", reached #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

The DVD is one of the first music releases to feature a DTS format soundtrack in addition to a PCM stereo soundtrack. The DVD also featured the song "Seven Bridges Road" in DTS audio only. The DVD has since been re-released with an additional Dolby Digital soundtrack.

Track listing

  1. "Get Over It" (Don Henley, Glenn Frey) - 3:31
  2. "Love Will Keep Us Alive" (Timothy B. Schmit,Pete Vale, Jim Capaldi, Paul Carrack) - 4:03
  3. "The Girl from Yesterday" (Frey, Jack Tempchin) - 3:23
  4. "Learn to Be Still" (Henley, Stan Lynch) - 4:28
  5. "Tequila Sunrise" (Henley, Frey) - 3:28
  6. "Hotel California" (Don Felder, Henley, Frey) - 7:12
  7. "Wasted Time" (Henley, Frey) - 5:19
  8. "Pretty Maids All in a Row" (Joe Walsh, Joe Vitale) - 4:26
  9. "I Can't Tell You Why" (Henley, Frey, Schmit) - 5:11
  10. "New York Minute" (Henley, Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, Jai Winding) - 6:37
  11. "The Last Resort" (Henley, Frey) - 7:24
  12. "Take It Easy" (Jackson Browne, Frey) - 4:36
  13. "In the City" (Walsh, Barry De Vorzon) - 4:07
  14. "Life in the Fast Lane" (saxophone by Joe Walsh) (Henley, Frey, Walsh) - 6:01
  15. "Desperado" (Henley, Frey) - 4:17

DVD-only tracks

  1. "Help Me Through The Night" (Walsh)
  2. "The Heart of the Matter" (Henley, Mike Campbell, J.D. Souther)
  3. "Seven Bridges Road" (Steve Young) - DTS audio-only remaster from the recording appearing on Eagles Live.

Personnel

  • Don Felder - lead guitars, vocals, mandolin
  • Joe Walsh - lead guitars, organ, vocals
  • Glenn Frey - guitars, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Don Henley - drums, percussion, vocals, Guitar
  • Timothy B. Schmit - bass guitar, vocals
  • John Corey - keyboards, guitar, vocals
  • Scott Crago - percussion, drums
  • Timothy Drury - keyboards, vocals
  • Stan Lynch - percussion
  • Jay Oliver - keyboards
  • Paulinho DaCosta - percussion
  • Gary Grimm - percussion
  • Brian Matthews - electro-thereminProduction
  • The Eagles, Elliot Scheiner, Carol Donovan, Rob Jacobs, Audrey Johns, Stan Lynch - producers
  • Joel Stillerman - executive producer
  • Rob Jacobs, Elliot Scheiner - engineer
  • Charlie Bouis, Carl Glanville, Barry Goldberg, Andy Grassi, Tom Trafalski, Tom Winslow - second engineers
  • Todd Bowie - guitar technician
  • Ted Jensen - mastering
  • Rob Jacobs, Dave Kob, Dave Reynolds, Elliot Scheiner - mixing
  • Adam Armstrong - vocal technician
  • Ted Jensen - editing
  • Don Davis, The Eagles, Jay Oliver - horn arrangements
  • Don Davis, The Eagles, Jay Oliver - string arrangements
  • David Hewitt - live recording coordinator
  • John Halpern, David Skernick - photography
  • Keith Raywood- Production Design
  • Robin Sloane, Janet Wolsborn - art direction
  • Dwaine "The Peachin' Trucker" Wise - road manager
  • Andrew Lopez - head driver

Chart positions

Album

Year Chart Position
1994 The Billboard 200 1

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Get Over It" Adult Contemporary 21
1994 "Get Over It" Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
1994 "Get Over It" The Billboard Hot 100 31
1994 "Get Over It" Top 40 Mainstream 26
1994 "Love Will Keep Us Alive" Adult Contemporary 1
1994 "The Girl from Yesterday" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 58
1995 "Learn to Be Still" Adult Contemporary 15
1995 "Learn to Be Still" Mainstream Rock Tracks 33
1995 "Love Will Keep Us Alive" Adult Top 40 37
1995 "Love Will Keep Us Alive" Top 40 Mainstream 27

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