Don Henley is one of those rare artists who has achieved huge success as part of a band – The Eagles, and as a solo artist. He is truly blessed with exceptional talent. While the music is always good, I’ve found it to be more of a backdrop of what he wants to communicate. Very few artists write lyrics that are this thoughtful and deep. It also usually easy to hear and understand what he is saying which is an underappreciated talent especially from someone who is obviously so well read and intelligent.
There is so much to say about The Eagles and not enough space in this blog to write it. There are times where they seem on the verge of musical perfection. The musicianship and vocal harmonies are so good yet they seem almost effortless. I also think Glenn Frey and Don Henley are pretty talented lyricists. Bands like this only come along once in a great while. The musical backdrop of my youth was literally filled with their songs. Thankfully they decided to reunite after a very long layoff and write more songs together. “No More Cloudy Days” is a newer effort and a perfect example of them at their best. Continue reading