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History of the Eagles (documentary on Showtime)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mwhip, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I ordered the BluRay :) The third disc with the concert sold me. I LOVE watching concerts on BD and DVD, and since I wanted to see this documentary anyway, it was worth it. Amazon Prime, should have it Saturday according to Amazon :)
  2. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Active Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    lol yup...more than half my dvd collection is music, mainly concerts. If you like the artist, they never wear out....
  3. Lori

    Lori Social Defective TCF Club

    Feb 20, 2000
    Bowie, MD USA
    Joe gets royalties from the Greatest Hits album, which are not nothing.

    Tim doesn't get those. It's pretty well-documented that Tim was scrapping to get by, doing session gigs and such. The reunion was a much bigger deal to him, financially, than to ANY of the others, and 1/7th of a LOT of money is way better than 1/5th of no money.

    I'm not surprised at all that they took the deal. It was a crappy deal, but Frey and Henley are not boy scouts, and they hold all the cards. Without them, no one buys a ticket. So they get to make the rules.

    I'd be glad that they only kept 4/7ths, if I were the other band members. :rolleyes:
  4. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da boogie...
    Airs this Saturday on Showtime 2 at 3pm. DVR set...thanks!
  5. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I got the BD this weekend but haven't had a chance to watch the documentary yet. I did put the 1977 concert on. Picture quality is what you'd expect from a 1977 film but the sound was done REALLY well. You get the option to play in 5.1 or Stereo. In 5.1 you actually get DTS Master Audio. My big complaint is it's obviously not the whole concert. Only about 10 songs and about 45 minutes in length (if I recall). Looking forward to finding time to watch the whole documentary.
  7. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Watched this over the weekend. Most excellent. But there story could be pretty much any band's story of that era.

    Driving forces of the band meet
    They bring on others they know
    Record company signs them to a terrible contract
    Hit song(s) and album
    Record company/agent tries to screw them
    Original producer "can't work with them anymore" as they become more astute musically
    New agent fixes things
    New producer has vision
    Insanely popular album comes out, which begins the downward spiral of the band
    Drugs / parties / women begin to take their toll on the band
    Creative and monetary differences split the band up leading to a HUGE blowout
    Band breaks up

    How many bands of the 70s have THAT story? :)

    Still I am a sucker for these types of stories and love the stories behind the songs.
  8. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    But how many of those bands are The Eagles?
  9. bsnelson

    bsnelson Mid-life anti-crisis in progress TCF Club

    Oct 30, 1999
    Allen, TX, USA
    This x10. :)

    I got chills within about two syllables of "Seven Bridges Road" the first time I watched it, and then got them again when I watched with my wife two nights later.

  10. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area
    I loved the documentary, but when my wife asked if I wanted to get tickets to their concert in SJ there was no way I'd give any more of my hard earned money to Frey or Henley.
  11. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    True. But the story isn't really unusual. Still, I enjoyed this, as I always like these types of things.
  12. mwhip

    mwhip All better

    Jul 22, 2002
    This. They come to town often but I cannot see paying $100+ for nose bleed seats to fund Frey and Henley who are effing rich as hell as it is.
  13. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    It doesn't bother me giving them money. I don't think they are any worse than most band leaders. But $100 a ticket is ridiculous and I'm not paying that for any group. The concerts I have seen over the last few years have been at our local amphitheater and they are mostly "B" list acts that I have enjoyed over the years, and all priced in the $20-$40 a ticket. I can afford to take my whole family for the price of one Eagles ticket.

    That's why I buy concerts on DVD/BD. I can still enjoy the music without the high price.
  14. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001

    * (added to your post :))
  15. DougF

    DougF Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    North Dakota
    Now available on Netflix.
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  16. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I have the BluRay. Very well done and it sounds awesome.

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