Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: You can’t hide ’em

The Eagles have shared “Lyin’ Eyes” from their concert album Live From the Forum MMXVIII. The album became available for purchase today.

Vince Gill sings the lead vocals in the song, which was originally sung by late Eagle Glenn Frey who died on Jan. 18, 2016, at the age of 67 from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. In 2017, Gill and Glenn’s son Deacon Frey were hired by the Eagles in place of Glenn.

Live From the Forum MMXVIII, which will be available as both a 26-track live album and a concert film, documents the new lineup’s three September 2018 shows at the Forum in Los Angeles.

The concert premiered on ESPN over the Fourth of July weekend and features a mix of the band’s hits, including “Take It Easy,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Desperado”, and solo tracks from individual members like Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer,” Joe Walsh’s “Rocky Mountain Way,” and Gill’s “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away”.

“In my mind, I always thought I’d have made a good Eagle,” Gill said. “But in a million years, I never would have seen this coming. It’s pretty surreal. I turned 60 recently, and to get to be a part of this amazing legacy of songs, that’s the greatest part of all this for me.

“Just gratitude that I was the guy they decided would work. Just that. Because Glenn was a great friend, and in my heart of hearts I wish I wasn’t doing it. That would mean Glenn would still be around, but life is what it is and you just go do what you can do because of what happens. Those songs deserve to live on as long as they can.”

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic The Eagles postponed their Hotel California tour, which featured performances of their 1976 LP.

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