The Eagles — Journey Of The Sorcerer
Album: One Of These Nights
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Released: 1975
Length: 6:28
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(instrumental)
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43 years ago....whoa!
Don't panic..!
 BillG wrote:

Just when I think I have the English language figured out, along comes an Englishman...

 
There are more - far more - regional accents in England alone than every other English speaking nation put together. In my own region, North East - near Scottish border - there are several alone. From Berwick Scottish (but English) to Durham "makem" or "pit yakka" accents - and this is just a small area - the most common being "geordie" NewcastleThen theres numerous others up and down the country.
Thats not even counting Welsh, Scottish and Irish accents More fascinating than anything is the origin of the accents. My own "geordie" is from Danish vikings in the 700's - there are still scraps similar to Danish in everyday slang. I wasn't aware until I was chatting to a Danish girl in Newcastle RVI hospital while we were waiting to be seen - who was absolutely thrilled to hear bits of her own language in ours. Ive forgotten most, but we say "Gan Yem" for Go Home. The Danes apparently say "Yem Gan" ! and so on.....{#Cowboy}

Sorry I do drone on a bit on subjects of interest to me - get me on local Roman history and I'm worse !!! {#Nyah}{#Lol}
 treatment_bound wrote:
For some reason, this seems to be the song from The Eagles which gets played the most here at RP, so I'm going to post my poll question here.

This band's music has been played on the radio pretty much non-stop since their debut album was released almost 45 years ago, but since I never owned any of their albums, I've always considered them somewhat of a "singles band", as I usually hear one classic song and then they're gone.

So I decided to spend a week and listen their first six albums before the long 14 year breakup front-to-back during my commutes and see if they flow as albums.  For the most part, they do, but I don't think any of them are great all the way through.

So I'm tossing this question out to fans, semi-fans, and even haters of the band,



and you know who you are.

Please rank the first six Eagles albums, worst to 1st.

Here's mine:

6) Desperado
5) The Long Run
4) On the Border
3) Eagles
2) One of These Nights
1) Hotel California (even though I usually dump out when I hear the overplayed "Fast Lane" and/or the title cut these days, I still think it's their best album).
 
They were very innovative with their country rock sound back in 1972 and have deservedly earned a reputation as having influenced rock music for the better because of their contributions through the years.  For those who discovered them later, I can certainly understand why you would see them as nothing but Top 40 / maybe Classic Rock.  I had the pleasure of seeing them open for Yes in concert in 1972.  They earned a well deserved encore.  So in answer to your question my favorite albums of theirs were their early ones because of their creative influences on music at that time. Eagles, Desperado and On the Border were faves; Hotel California is not too far behind but it's much overplayed.
Great tune, did not realize it was an Eagles piece until now.  Always thought it was some creative genius at the BBC who came up with this as the theme for the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Fantastic Douglas Adams' work)
Love this.
Love the Eagles, despite... everything.
Love Hitchhiker's Guide (the books).
Quite the journey. Nice.
 number7 wrote:
"Journey of the Sorcerer" was used as the theme music for Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series produced by the BBC
Has lasted with me longer than some of their other tunes.

 
I remember the radio series well. In fact I have tapes of the series Recorded directly from the radio, Funny thing is I didn't know this was an Eagles piece until today. 
"Journey of the Sorcerer" was used as the theme music for Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series produced by the BBC
Has lasted with me longer than some of their other tunes.


oy ... liked this in a way back in the late 70's (liked almost anything claiming to have sorcery involved thank you J.R.R.Tolkien) this stinks now, all I hear are caws of seagulls in the beginning of it, like they're swirling atop an Ozark landfill full of scrungy Pampers, blown tires and Schlitz cans

psd
The TV series and movie both sucked.

For me, nothing has ever come close to reading it.

I need to give the original radio plays a whirl though.
I was in college in Colorado and my roomie had a turntable and this album, wasn't used to country oriented songs but I caught on to them.  My first album from the was California Hotel.  It was just so creepy and well done.  I have several of JD Souther's albums his most recent are really great.
Ah man, great memories of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.  Interesting how the 2005 movie couldn't quite compete with the 1981 show.. the concept was very much culturally 1970s-1980s.
Ah, great old Eagles....need to listen to this more.
As a million commentators below have already noted, I recognize this hoopy song for one reason. 
ice cream sandwich banjo
love this track - always have.
 
 It has been too long since I heard this.  

When the first bars played, I had to look over to make sure I hadn't switched to BBC.

Very nice indeed...
zenhead wrote:
Wasn't this from the recoding of Hitchhikers Guide?
 

 


 BillG wrote:

Just when I think I have the English language figured out, along comes an Englishman...

 
I moved from the States to London in 1979, and on a good day, I feel like I may have made useful progress towards acclimatising; on a bad day I realise I have only just started. Well worth the effort, though. pxd