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Get That Peaceful Easy Feeling This Christmas With The Eagles

Factfile - Eagles
  • Whilst in the studio for their 1979 album, The Long Run, The Eagles recorded Funky New Year & their cover of Charles Brown's Please Come Home For Christmas. The 2 songs were released as a single in 1978, peaking at number 18 in the US and number 30 in the UK.
  • Please Come Home For Christmas was the first release with bassist Timothy B. Schmit.

You'd never associate the Eagles with Christmas, there was just something about their countryfied tunes and those dark desert highways that banished all thoughts of snow, tinsel or for that matter goodwill. 'The Boys of Winter' just doesn't have the same ring does it? But a strange thing happened during the studio sessions for their 1979 album 'The Long Run' when the band recorded 2 Christmas songs, 'Funky New Year' which lived up to its billing and 'Please Come Home For Christmas'. The latter was released as a 7-inch single and although it didn't set the world alight, less boisterous than your average Christmas ditty, it did break into the Billboard Top 20. 'Please Come Home For Christmas' was actually a cover of a song written by blues singer Charles Brown which was released in 1960 but continued to see plenty of chart action each December up until its eventual number US one slot in 1972. The song is also known as 'Bells Will Be Ringing' and although it was even more stripped back than the Eagles version it sounded more Christmassy.

The Eagles 'Please Come Home For Christmas' was re-released in 1995, as part of a much lauded Christmas compilation called 'Christmas of Hope', which included the up-to-then rare live Bruce Springsteen rendition of 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'.


Eagles Christmas Album & Single Covers

Eagles Funky New Year
Eagles Please Come Home For Christmas
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