I was trying to use california as the microcosm for the rest of the nation. The front cover is a photograph of the beverly hills hotel by david alexander.
To bring the allegorical hotel california to life the eagles enlisted the services of british art director kosh a k a.
Hotel california lp cover. John kosh the man responsible for the beatles striking abbey road album. It was recorded for triple j s like a version segment and subsequent cd compilation. According to don henley the sleeve of the eagles 1976 album hotel california was intended to convert an atmosphere of faded glory loss of innocence and decadence.
The cover for the eagles fifth album hotel california was shot here by david alexander using a cherry picker to raise the camera for what is now one of the more famous rock album covers. The cat empire recorded a french jazz rendition l hotel de californie with french lyrics. Referencing hotel california lp album re gat 8122 79915 1 r1 1084 i compared this against to the us pressing from 1976.
Hotel california topped the us billboard top lps tapes chart. View credits reviews tracks and shop for the 1976 gatefold cover vinyl release of hotel california on discogs. Asylum records as 53051 asylum records as 53 051 format.
Faded loss of innocence and decadence. Hotel california was the eagles and it was also the first album that joe walsh added his magical guitar with a touch of true rock to an already masterful selection of masterpiece songs written by frey and henley. Hotel california went on to become one of the best selling albums of all time with three singles reaching billboard s hot 100.
At the 20th grammy awards the eagles won a grammy award for hotel california which won record of the year and for new kid in town. Nancy sinatra covered it on the album nancy sinatra california girl. The front cover art for some overseas editions of the 45rpm single released was a reworked version of the hotel california lp cover art which used a photograph of the beverly hills hotel by david alexander with design and art direction by kosh.
We love nancy sinatra. This album was actually bought as a replacement for a very worn out original copy although worn i could never part with the old one. For the cover of this album don henley wanted to convey.
Classic rock country rock. This is pressing was little bit more detailed. Vinyl lp album stereo gatefold cover country.
There was no shortage of locations that fitted the bill in the band s home town of los angeles but henley looked further afield for his creatives turning to british art director kosh who made his reputation. New kid in town hotel california and life in the fast lane. The eagles performing hotel california in australia during their long road out of eden tour.
The cover photo of the eagles 1976 album hotel california was taken by photographer david alexander with art director kosh. Why don henley s album cover idea led to two photographers sitting in a cherry picker 60 feet off the ground.