11 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Between their sweet, country-tinged sound and their fondness for lyrics about dusty, open roads, the Eagles were naturals to record a concept album about the Old West. Drawing on themes of wanderlust and solitude, these songs speak to the rebellious spirit in all of us. Whether it's the rhythmic barroom piano of "Outlaw Man" or the plaintive balladry of the album's timeless title track, Desperado is the personal theme music for everyone's inner outlaw.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Between their sweet, country-tinged sound and their fondness for lyrics about dusty, open roads, the Eagles were naturals to record a concept album about the Old West. Drawing on themes of wanderlust and solitude, these songs speak to the rebellious spirit in all of us. Whether it's the rhythmic barroom piano of "Outlaw Man" or the plaintive balladry of the album's timeless title track, Desperado is the personal theme music for everyone's inner outlaw.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Jennifersman ,

Their most underrated album

The Eagles first album was a good, if uneven affair. But for Desperado they took a huge (and daring) step forward creatively with this concept album about old west gunslingers. From the brief first song “Doolin-Dalton” you can tell this will be a much different album as the western imagery seems to present itself to you like a John Ford or Sam Peckinpah western. Although this album is best known for the classic title cut and “Tequila Sunrise”, songs like “Saturday Night” and “Outlaw Man” could’ve been hits too. And the raucous “Out of Control” has to be the rowdiest song they've ever done. The Eagles always had strong leanings to country-rock thanks to guitarist Bernie Leadon, and this album is really a showcase for his abilities on acoustic guitar, banjo, dobro and mandolin. Desperado is definitely the most underrated of the band’s albums.

Sin37890 ,

Great album!!

But if your going to buy, just one song, off this album. Bitter creek, should be it!!

Crazy good gamer ,

Dollin' Dalton

One of the best Eagles albums. There isn't a bad song on this album.

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