Take It to the Limit

Mostly, I prefer studio recordings of waltzes. The performers often feel free, in live performance, to play fast and loose with the rhythms. Neil Diamond's live performances of Play Me drive me crazy for this reason, as do most of James Taylor's renditions of Sweet Baby James.

But Eagles might be a rare exception to this. They add flourishes to their songs, but the bones are left solid.


And today I am adding this non-waltz, just because.


A commenter on YouTube referred to this song as, "A one-star Yelp review of a hotel, plus an amazing guitar solo." I leave you with that.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F