1979 Eagles – The Long Run

The Long Run is the sixth studio album by American rock group the Eagles. It was released in 1979, on Asylum in the United States and in the United Kingdom. This was the first Eagles album to feature Timothy B Schmit, who had replaced founding member Randy Meisner and the last full studio album to feature Don Felder before his termination from the band in 2001.

This was the band’s final studio album for Asylum Records. It also turned out to be their last studio album as the Eagles disbanded in 1980, until 2007’s Long Road Out of Eden after the band had reformed in 1994.

Three singles were released from the album, “Heartache Tonight”, “The Long Run”, and “I Can’t Tell You Why”. “Heartache Tonight” reached No. 1 on the singles chart and won a Grammy Award. The album was certified 7× Platinum by the RIAA and has sold more than eight million copies in the US.


1  The Long Run (Don Henley; Glenn Frey) 3:43
2  I Can’t Tell You Why (Don Henley; Glenn Frey; Timothy B Schmit) 4:55
3  In The City (Joe Walsh; Barry DeVorzon) 3:46
4  The Disco Strangler (Don Henley; Glenn Frey; Don Felder) 2:44
5  King Of Hollywood (Don Henley; Glenn Frey) 6:28
6  Heartache Tonight (Don Henley; Glenn Frey; Bob Seger; John David Souther) 4:26
7  Those Shoes (Don Henley; Glenn Frey; Don Felder) 4:54
8  Teenage Jail (Don Henley; Glenn Frey; John David Souther) 3:44
9  The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks (Don Henley; Glenn Frey) 2:20
10  The Sad Cafe (Don Henley; Glenn Frey; Joe Walsh; John David Souther) 5:35


BassTimothy B Schmit
DrumsDon Henley
GuitarDon Felder
GuitarJoe Walsh
GuitarGlenn Frey
KeyboardsGlenn Frey
OrganDon Felder
PercussionDon Henley
Background VocalsDon Felder
Background VocalsGlenn Frey
Background VocalsDon Henley
Background VocalsTimothy B Schmit
Background VocalsJoe Walsh

Other Musicians

1 The Long Run

VocalsDon Henley

2 I Can’t Tell You Why

VocalsTimothy B Schmit

3 In The City

CongasJoe Vitale
VocalsJoe Walsh

4 The Disco Strangler

VocalsDon Henley

5 King Of Hollywood

VocalsDon Henley
VocalsGlenn Frey

6 Heartache Tonight

Background VocalsBob Seger
VocalsGlenn Frey

7 Those Shoes

VocalsDon Henley

8 Teenage Jail

VocalsDon Henley
VocalsGlenn Frey

9 The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks

Background VocalsJimmy Buffett
Background VocalsThe Monstertones
VocalsDon Henley

10 The Sad Cafe

SaxDavid Sanborn
VocalsDon Henley

Liner Notes

Producer – Bill Szymczyk
Mixed By – Bill Szymczyk
Engineer – Bill Szymczyk, Ed Mashal
Engineer (Assistant) – Bob Stringer, Bob Winder, Dan Everhart, Dave Crowther, John Swain, Mark Curry, Phil Jamtaas
Mastered By – Ted Jensen

Design, Art Direction – John Kosh
Photography By – Jann Zlotkin, Jim Shea

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Produced For – Pandora Productions Ltd.
Recorded At – Bayshore Recording Studios
Recorded At – One Step Up Recording Studio
Recorded At – Love ‘N Comfort Studios
Recorded At – Brittania Recording Studio
Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Mixed At – Bayshore Recording Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound