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Hotel California is the fifth studio album by the Eagles, released on December 8, 1976. The album was their first with guitarist Joe Walsh, who helped write "Life in the Fast Lane" and sung lead on "Pretty Maids All in a Row". Currently the third-best-selling album of all time, it is best known for hit singles "Hotel California," "New Kid in Town," and "Life in the Fast Lane".


Side One
  1. "Hotel California" (6:30)
  2. "New Kid in Town" (5:03)
  3. "Life in the Fast Lane" (4:46)
  4. "Wasted Time" (4:56)
Side Two
  1. "Wasted Time (Reprise)" (1:23)
  2. "Victim of Love" (4:09)
  3. "Pretty Maids All in a Row" (3:58)
  4. "Try and Love Again" (5:09)
  5. "The Last Resort" (7:28)

Principal Members:

  • Don Felder - guitars, backing vocals, pedal steel guitar on track 9
  • Glenn Frey - guitars, backing vocals, keyboards, lead vocals on track 2
  • Don Henley - drums, percussion, lead vocals on tracks 1, 3-4, 6, and 9, backing vocals, synthesizer on track 9
  • Randy Meisner - bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on track 8, guitarrón on track 2
  • Joe Walsh - guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on track 7

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