Hotel California

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Hotel California is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Eagles. The album was recorded by Bill Szymczyk at the Criteria and Record Plant studios between March and October 1976, and then released on Asylum in December. It was their first album with guitarist Joe Walsh, who had replaced founding member Bernie Leadon, and is the last album to feature bassist Randy Meisner. The front cover is a photograph of the Beverly Hills Hotel by David Alexander.

Hotel California topped the US Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart. 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". The album was nominated for Album of the Year but lost to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. Three singles were released from the album, with two topping the Billboard Hot 100, "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California", whilst "Life in the Fast Lane" reached No. 11.

Hotel California is one of the best-selling albums of all time. It has been certified 26× Platinum in the US, and has sold over 32 million copies worldwide, making it the band's best-selling album after Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975). It has been ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2003 and 2012, it was ranked number 37 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". A 40th anniversary special edition of Hotel California was released in November 2017.

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Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Hotel California12" Vinyl9
  • US1976-12-08
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)AS 53051
Hotel California12" Vinyl9
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)P-10221Y[none]
Hotel California12" Vinyl9
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)K53051
Hotel California12" Vinyl9
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)AS 53 0513283450530519
Hotel California12" Vinyl9
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-126
Hotel California (target CD, made in West Germany)CD9
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)103-2, 253 051[none]
Hotel CaliforniaCD9
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)253 05102292530512
Hotel CaliforniaCD9
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)7559-60509-2075596050920
Hotel California (made in Japan)CD9
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)103-2, 253 051[none]
Hotel CaliforniaCD9
  • JP1985-12-21
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)32XD-330[none]
Hotel California (2nd Japan release)CD9
  • JP1988-08-10
Warner-Pioneer Corporation (Japanese holding company, 1972–1991)20P2-2016[none]
Hotel CaliforniaCD9
  • NL1989-09-21
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)0075596050920
Hotel California (Distributed by Columbia House)CD9
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop), Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)E2-103075596050920
Hotel CaliforniaCD9
Elektra Entertainment (renamed from Elektra 1989–2004; revived as Elektra 2009-06-01)E2 10377749541441302
Hotel California (DCC Compact Classics Gold CD)CD9
  • US1992-09-01
DCC Compact ClassicsGZS-1024010963102420
Hotel California12" Vinyl9
DCC Compact ClassicsLPZ-2043010963204315
Hotel CaliforniaCD9
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)CD 60509075596050951
Hotel California (1999 remaster)CD9
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)103-2075596050920
Hotel CaliforniaDVD-Audio18
  • US2001-12-11
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)60509-9075596050999
Hotel California (96kHz/24bit)Digital Media9
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)[none]
Hotel CaliforniaCD9
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)8122701632081227016326
Hotel California (remastered)CD9
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)7559-60509-2075596050920
Hotel CaliforniaDigital Media9
HDtracks (high-res digital music store — this is NOT a record label!)none[none]
Hotel CaliforniaCD9
  • US2007-12-04
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)R2 401212081227994167
Hotel CaliforniaSHM-CD9
  • JP2008-12-17
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)WPCR-132364943674085361
Hotel California12" Vinyl9
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)R1 1084081227991517
Hotel CaliforniaHybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, 2 channels) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, multichannel)9 + 9 + 9
  • JP2011-08-17
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)WPCR-141654943674108961
Hotel California (mastered for iTunes)Digital Media9
  • US2013-04-26
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use), Rhino (reissue label)075596050920
Hotel California12" Vinyl9
  • XE2014-12-19
Rhino (reissue label), Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)8122796161, RRM1-1084081227961619
Hotel California2×CD9 + 10
  • XE2017-11-24
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)081227933234081227933234
Hotel California (40th anniversary)CD9
  • US2017-11-24
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)RR2 103081227933210
Hotel California (40th anniversary expanded edition, mastered for iTunes)2×Digital Media9 + 10
  • US2017-11-24
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop), Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)603497862542
Hotel California (40th anniversary expanded edition)2×CD9 + 10
  • -2017-11-24
Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)
Hotel California (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition (96kHz/24bit))2×Digital Media9 + 10
  • -2017-11-24
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop), Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)
Hotel California (40th anniversary expanded edition)2×CD + Blu-ray9 + 10 + 9
R2-562944081227933258
Hotel CaliforniaCD9Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)75596050929325583008733
Hotel CaliforniaCD9Elektra Entertainment (renamed from Elektra 1989–2004; revived as Elektra 2009-06-01)CD 103075596050920
Hotel California (digitally remastered)CD9Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)7559-60509-2075596050920
Hotel CaliforniaCD9Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)253 051, 7559-60509-2075596050920
Hotel CaliforniaCD9Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop)103-2 EUROPE: 253 051[none]
Hotel CaliforniaCD9Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc.103-2, D 130030, EUR 253 051[none]
Bootleg
Hotel California12" Vinyl9
[no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)K22A - B
(unknown)
Hotel California (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition)Digital Media9
  • XW2017-11-24
Asylum Records (US Warner Bros subsidiary, was rock/folk now mostly hip-hop), Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use)[none]

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Hotel California
New Kid in Town
included in:Eagles (9CD box set)
part of:Absolute Radio's The 100 Collection (number: 14) (order: 14)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 37) (order: 37)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 118) (order: 118)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/59501 [info]
lyrics page:http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Eagles:Hotel_California_(1976) [info]
https://genius.com/albums/Eagles/Hotel-california [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/eagles/hotel_california/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/26215/ [info]
https://www.spirit-of-rock.com/en/album/Hotel_California/3358 [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000189884 [info]
Wikidata:Q752172 [info]

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I love the Eagles! Remember that time during at the start of the mid term holidays i pestered my dad to get tickets to the eagles concert in Lexington the moment i knew that we were heading to the States for a holiday trip! The entire performance was fantastic though Randy Meisner was not present... Favorite song during the concert and of all time is definitely Hotel California! Just love that song!! People always complain that the instrumental in that piece is too long- taking up more than half the song but i think that is one of the most beautiful parts of the song! Hope to hear more awesome content from this band!! Just learnt that Glenn Frey moved on to a better place.. R.I.P.