Song of the Day #5,434: ‘After the Thrill is Gone’ – Eagles

Continuing my look at the albums of 1975…

One of These Nights was the Eagles’ fourth studio album and their first to top the Billboard albums chart. It went quadruple platinum, giving the band the breakthrough hit they’d been circling for several years. A year later, their first greatest hits collection was released and went on to become the best-selling album ever in the United States (its 38 million in sales tops even Michael Jackson’s Thriller).

One of These Nights is a true bridge album for the Eagles. In addition to marking the moment they became mega-stars, it was also the final album featuring founding member Bernie Leadon, who left the band over disagreements about its musical direction.

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