The Eagles have offered up a new preview from the forthcoming expanded 40th anniversary reissue of their classic album, Hotel California, which will be released Friday, November 24. A live version of the band’s chart-topping 1977 hit “New Kid in Town,” which appears on the collection’s bonus CD, is streaming now at Rhino Records’ official SoundCloud page.
The Hotel California reissue’s bonus CD features 10 unreleased performances recorded during an October 20-22, 1976 gig The Eagles played at The Los Angeles Forum in Inglewood, California, a couple of months before the album’s original release. The live rendition of “A New Kid in Town” showcases Glenn Frey’s strong lead vocals and the band’s immaculate harmonies and tight, tasteful musicianship.
“A New Kid in Town” spent one week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February of 1977, and went on to win a Grammy in the Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices category.
As previously reported, the deluxe 40th anniversary edition of Hotel California is a three-disc collection featuring a CD boasting a remastered version of the original album, the live bonus CD, and a Blu-ray Audio disc containing three high-resolution mixes of the record. Single-CD, two-CD, digital and streaming versions of the reissue also will be available.
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