By Brent Thompson
If you’re already soured on the fact that Deacon Frey and Vince Gill are in the current incarnation of The Eagles, you can stop reading at this point. But if you want a recent glimpse of a legendary band still doing its thing – and doing it well – then Live From The Forum MMXVIII [Rhino Records] is for you. Though all of these songs can be found on many other releases and compilations, the current lineup puts a fresh energy into the band’s well-worn catalog. The monster hits are all here of course – including “Hotel California,” “Take It Easy,” “Life In The Fast Lane” and “Desperado” – but so are album tracks such as “Ol’ 55” and “Those Shoes.” Solo material can be found here as well, including Don Henley’s “Boys Of Summer,” Joe Walsh’s “Rocky Mountain Way,” and Gill’s “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away.” Culled from a three-night L.A. stand in September 2018, a blu-ray edition accompanies the double-disc set.