Annie and I were at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham last night watching The Eagles. This is the third time since 2005 we have seen them.
This was the far and away the best performance of the lot. They were terrific. Form is temporary, class is permanent.
There cannot be many better guitar players than Joe Walsh. Joe is lovably eccentric – when introducing “Life’s Been Good” he said: “If I’d known I was gonna have to play this for the rest of my life I’d have written something else.”
Glen Frey’s voice just gets better and his humour is superb.
Don Henley is a gifted writer and vocalist – he has the most versatile voice I’ve heard. His leading vocal on ‘Long Road Out of Eden’ was the highlight of the evening.
Timothy Schmidt is a brilliant vocalist and it was great to see him have at least 4 solos.
In fact there was not a single fault with this fantastic concert. Almost 3 hours of excellence was well worth every penny we paid.
We pray they will return to Britain for a few more years yet before hanging up their instruments. 38 years ago in 1971 Henley and Frey first met and formed The Eagles – and they are still improving.