Up Ahead in the Distance
by Rik Forgo, Steve Cafarelli
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Pub Date 11 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 31 Jan 2023
The Book Whisperer, Time Passages
In 1972, the opening guitar chords of "Take It Easy" captured America's attention.
This debut single became that summer's national anthem, and the band from Los Angeles became a pop-rock phenomenon.
Eagles: Up Ahead in the Distance is an expansive book with 500-plus pages of detailed stories, in-the-moment photographs from rock's greatest photographers, exclusive interviews, comprehensive informational graphics, and Time Passages' brand of "forensic rock research," - a truly comprehensive biography of one of America's most loved Rock bands.
"If you thought you knew all there is to know about the Eagles, think again... A rigorously researched, captivating tome on one of the top bands of the 20th century." – Kirkus Reviews
"A definitive look at a band that help shaped the musical soundscape of the 1970s...If you thought you knew all there is to know about the Eagles, think again. Forgo and Cafarelli have teamed up for this encyclopedic work about the popular band. Album by album, song by song, their book covers the Eagles from about 1971 to 1993. (It’s the second of three volumes). Definitive isn’t hyperbole here...There are record charts, graphics galore, insights into cover art, more tales of drug use and other debauchery, and studio tidbits recounting the stories of Don Henley, Frey, Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner, and others who contributed to the success of the Eagles over the decades. The authors have done a beautiful job of concocting a volume that will appeal both to faithful and casual fans.
A rigorously researched, captivating tome on one of the top bands of the 20th century." –Kirkus Reviews
Average rating from 18 members
A book as epic as the band itself!
Covering the Eagles beginning in 1972 - their formation and the release of their first hit, "Take It Easy" - all the way through their very public split in 1980, this extremely detailed written documentary is as not just a history of the band, but also an inside look at history of rock music. Well over a thousand pages with more than two thousand notes, this is a valuable reference book on the band, their songs, and their members.
I was thoroughly captivated as I read through this book. The Eagles were the first band I listened to and I was fascinated with all the behind-the-scenes details of the variety of artists, songwriters, and producers and all the other industry related talent that worked together to create such a memorable slice of American history. The familiar names really come alive as we journey with them throughout their triumphs and struggles, the hurdles they encountered and the heights of their successes.
Well written and organized to be very user-friendly, this book is a must-have for all fans of the Eagles and classic 70's rock music. If you're a fan - and honestly, who isn't? - you owe it to yourself to grab this book and savor every memory-making page. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Wow, this book is loaded with a comprehensive history of The Eagle's career. 539 pages of past interviews and easy to follow highlights of each year of their career. I learned a lot about the band and their history from this book and I recommend it for any Eagle's fan.