Eagles Announce ‘History of the Eagles’ DVD/Blu-ray Release Date
Last month’s two-episode Showtime documentary chronicling the rise and fall of the Eagles will be available on DVD and Blu-ray next month. The band announced today that ‘History of the Eagles‘ will be released on April 30, and include a third disc featuring the group’s performance at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md. in 1977.
The three-disc box set will also be available as a super deluxe edition that will include a 40-page photo book, additional photography and a lithograph of the band’s skull icon. Pre-order begins today (March 12) through Amazon and the Eagles’ website.
Part one of the documentary was two hours long and followed the band’s creation to its breakup in 1980. Over 25 interviews were packaged together, including interviews with original guitarist Bernie Leadon and Don Felder. The two men get to give their sides of the story of their departure from the group. For the most part, Don Henley and Glenn Frey are honest about their motivations however.
The second part of the documentary was one hour long and explained how and why the group got back together in 1994 before chronicling the years leading up the the 2007 release of ‘Long Road Out of Eden.’ The third disc is eight songs from the March 1977 performance in Landover, Md. Included are previously unreleased concert performances of ‘Hotel California,’ ‘Take It to the Limit’ and ‘Rocky Mountain Way.’