Love them or hate them, the Eagles have had a huge impact on rock music. To paraphrase Ringo Starr, there are biggies and there are monsters. These guys were monsters in terms of sales, airplay and impact.
Frequently accused of being misogynistic (yep, some of their stuff could be seen that way)Henley & Frey are still two of the most talented songwriting duos in music. Henley has one of the most distinctive and rich voices in rock music while Frey is an underrated singer who can easily hold his own with Henley.
So how are the performances? This album (it should be noted that this had a lot of overdubbing in the studio as the band members are perfectionists)is pretty good as far as live albums go. In many respects this is no different than listening to their studio albums although some of the energy of the raw performances leak through. While they weren’t noted for their spontanity in concert (their performances were always rooted in recreating the sound of the albums, the band does bring a harder edge to these performances. Joe Walsh acts as band clown on his contributions and still manages to get in some mean guitar licks (with Felder & Frey). Back up drummer Joe Vitale does a great job of helping to fill out Henley’s performance.