OK, a tiny lie to get you looking at this.
A brand new CD ‘Live From Truro’. However, The Illegal Eagles & not The Eagles.
Saw them last week in Truro. The first time I had been out for a social evening on my own since loosing my wife a few months ago. We had seen them in Truro on 4 previous occasions over the past 20 years.
Always good value for money (assuming you like The Eagles). This is probably the best I have heard them. I was surprised when they announced the launch of their new CD ‘Live From Truro’ on stage, saying that it was a live recording of their performance in Truro from January last year. I missed this as I was in Kent, visiting family.
I thought it was an ‘in’ joke that went over my head. No one has ever released anything with the title ‘Live from Truro’, doesn’t really have the same sound to it as Live From The 02/ Maddison Square Garden etc. does it? So I was surprised to find the CD on sale after the show &, despite the extortionate £20 cost, thought I should support both the band & my home city for the past 38 years.
Playing the CD has been a revelation. Nothing revelatory in the material. All well known Eagles songs. What was revelatory is the discs astonishing sound quality. It probably rates in my top 10 best sounding albums ever & is noticeably better than any of my large collection of Eagles LPs & CDs. Remarkable when I would guess that The Illegal Eagles recording budget is rather less than that available to the real thing. The band & their recording engineers clearly know exactly what they are doing.
The performance on the CD is stunning. So much so I suspect that even the most ardent Eagles fan would think that it was the real Eagles. My one small complaint is that it is so good that, to be honest, it sounds more like a studio recording than a live one.
As far as I can tell (from my Qobuz subscription), Illegal Eagles material is only available from their website so anyone wishing to investigate them will have to go there.
If the real Eagles decide to add a couple of nights in the Hall For Cornwall, Truro after their Manchester dates in June this year, they will have a very hard act to follow!
Other that as a music fan, I have no connection with the Illegel Eagles at all. I also have no connection with the real Eagles other than when Timothy B Schmit spoke to me & my wife in The Hyatt hotel Birmingham, before a concert later that evening, & asked us ‘how do you go about posting a parcel in this country?’. True.