Exclusive! Hear a previously unreleased live version of the Eagles’ “Hotel California”

It's from the Los Angles Forum in 1976

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The Eagles album Hotel California turns 40 this year.

To celebrate this auspicious event, Rhino are releasing a 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition on November 24.

Among the goodies is a full concert recorded at the Los Angles Forum in October 1976 – shortly before the album was released.


We’re delighted to premiere one of these tracks: a previously unreleased live version of “Hotel California” itself.

Presented in an 11 x 11 hardbound book, the 40th anniversary set also features rare and unseen photos from the era, a replica tour book and an 11 x 22 poster.

You can pre-order it by clicking here.

The track listing is:

Disc One: Original Album
“Hotel California”
“New Kid In Town”
“Life In The Fast Lane”
“Wasted Time”
“Wasted Time (Reprise)”
“Victim Of Love”
“Pretty Maids All In A Row”
“Try And Love Again”
“The Last Resort”


Disc Two: Live at The Los Angeles Forum (October 1976)
“Take It Easy”
“Take It To The Limit”
“New Kid In Town”
“James Dean”
“Good Day In Hell”
“Witchy Woman”
“Funk #49”
“One Of These Nights”
“Hotel California”
“Already Gone”

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