Eagles Fly High: Orlando Sentinal
It takes guts to sing about "Life in the Fast Lane" when you're 30 years down the road.
You'd think that by now the Eagles would be content to stick to the posted speed, maybe cruising in the carpool lane with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
But the band's astonishingly generous concert Wednesday at the TD Waterhouse Centre shows that Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit aren't ready to slow down yet.
The band opened with "The Long Run," then proceeded to cover much of its formidable list of hits: "Peaceful Easy Feeling"; and "Take It to the Limit"; "One of These Nights." So what if the new "Hole in the World" single sounds like an unfinished idea?
They played for an hour, took a 15-minute break, then returned for two more hours. Each song was delivered with remarkable precision, often nailing studio arrangements with pinpoint accuracy.
They all still look like L.A. rock stars -- except for Joe Walsh, who resembled an escapee from a retirement-center shuffle board court in his baggy turtleneck and bright red pants. His quirkiness loosened the band's slick style, and his slide guitar elevated the music, zapping the polyester out of Frey's Miami Vice hit "She Belongs to the City" with a scorching blues solo.
He somehow managed to hit the high notes in an endearing "Life's Been Good" but left the more expressive vocals to Henley, Frey and Schmit. The latter soared beautifully in "Love Will Keep Us Alive," while Henley navigated the challenging falsetto of "Sunset Grill" and Frey delivered country-rock ballads such as "Tequila Sunrise" with easy feeling.
Just the way everyone remembers it.
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