We’ve reached the point where box sets are being reissued. Gotta mine and re-mine that catalogue, right?

Record labels are always looking to maximize the assets in their catalogues. They need to be able to resell the same music over and over again.

First came the greatest hits album, a repackaging of an act’s best-known songs. Live albums often served the same sort of purples, That idea was followed by the box set, which is an expanded riff on the greatest hits concept. Then we have the reissue, new versions of old albums that have either been (a) remastered; or (b) expanded to include more material (outtakes, b-sides, etc.) from the era in which the album was released.

The next stage in this evolution is the expanded reissue of the box set featuring live tracks.

This year, The Eagles have Legacy, a redux of their box set. Not only will it feature every studio album on CD/DVD/Blu-ray, but it will now come with a singles and B-sides disc, a DVD of the Hell Freezes Over tour from 1994, and the 2005 Farewell Tour on Blu-ray. Oh, and there will be a vinyl set, too, featuring all the studio albums.

Gotta keep appealing to that base, right? Everything comes out November 2.

https://youtu.be/8O3nS5LITp8

Here’s the full tracklisting via Noise11.com:

Legacy CD/DVD/Blu-ray set:
Eagles (1972)
Desperado (1973)
On the Border (1974)
One of These Nights (1975)
Hotel California (1976)
The Long Run (1979)
Eagles Live (1980)
Hell Freezes Over (1994)
Millennium Concert (2000)
Long Road Out of Eden (2007)

Single and B-Sides (2018)
1. “Take It Easy” (Single Version)
2. “Get You in the Mood” (Non-LP B Side)
3. “Outlaw Man” (Single Version)
4. “Best of My Love” (Single Version)
5. “One of These Nights” (Single Edit)
6. “Lyin’ Eyes” (Single Edit)
7. “Take It to the Limit” (Single Edit)
8. “Please Come Home for Christmas”
9. “Funky New Year”
10. “Hole in the World”

DVD: Hell Freezes Over (1994)
Blu-ray: Farewell Tour: Live From Melbourne (2005)

Legacy LP set:
Eagles (1972)
Desperado (1973)
On the Border (1974)
One of These Nights (1975)
Hotel California (1976)
The Long Run (1979)
Eagles Live – Double LP (1980)
Hell Freezes Over – Double LP (1994)
Millennium Concert – Double LP (2000)
Long Road Out of Eden – Double LP (2007)
Single and B-Sides (2018)

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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