Eagles legendary album Hotel California comes to life when Classic Albums Live performs the album in its entirety, note for note, cut for cut.
Musician Craig Martin founded the acclaimed, Toronto-based concert series in 2003, in which different groups of musicians reproduce every sound heard on the original album. “Classic Albums Live,” he says, “is simple in its quest: note for note – cut for cut. When you have amazing songs, a perfect album and a deep love of music – there’s nothing else needed. Hotel California features CAL at its best.”
Featuring massive hits in “New Kid in Town,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and the title song, Hotel California was one of the biggest-selling albums of the 1970s, and the most popular (non-compilation) Eagles album. “The deep cuts – the ones that don’t get radio play – those are the ones that are like finding gold on a beach,” according to Martin.