The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over

8.51 h 38 min199413+
In April 1994, the Eagles reunited at the Warner Bros. Studios to film a special live performance titled, Hell Freezes Over. The film Contains their hit songs, "Hotel California", "Life In The Fast Lane", "Desperado", "Take It Easy", "Get Over It" and "Love Will Keep Us Alive".
Beth McCarthy-Miller
Don HenleyGlenn FreyDon Felder
Music Videos and ConcertsDocumentary
English [CC]
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Joe WalshTimothy B Schmit
Irving AzoffJoel StillermanCarol DonovanAudrey Johns
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Chris DentonReviewed in the United States on January 17, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a Must watch video for any Eagles fan
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I had been searching for the live version of Don Henley saying " It took me 42 years to write and 5 minutes to sing " before he sang The Heart Of The Matter and I finally found out this video was where he said those famous words. So for all U Eagles fans this is worth watching, listening to and owning !!! You will want to rewatch this video many many times ...
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Zeek the GeekReviewed in the United States on March 5, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
A must-have for serious Eagles Fans
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- very well recorded "live/studio" performance.
- superb musicianship and professionalism.
- best Hotel California performance ever.

- too few Eagles hits, to many "Henley-centric" songs.
- too short
- sorry folks, not in high def video, but decent for NTSC video.

I enjoyed this 1998 reunion "concert" very much, especially due to the fledgling but great DTS audio 5.1 mix. But the 2005 "Farewell Tour" in Melbourne has far greater content on two DVDs. It has much of their most beloved songs, delivered with equal or even greater energy.
Note: if this performance was filmed rather than NTSC video-taped, we may eventually see a high-def video version. However those cameras all looked video to me, so don't wait around for it!.
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Lauren in the Pacific NWReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Comeback Kids
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For a group that was out of it for 14 years, I would say this was a superb comeback! I enjoyed hearing the backstory and tidbits throughout and the songs seemed to have Peaceful, Easy Feeling. Don' Henley's Heart of the Matter has never been sung this way before and it was a masterpiece. The emotions were running high and the crowd was feeling it too as they jumped to their feet in appreciation. I can't understand the naysayers in the reviews but I guess everybody gets an opinion. I was thrilled and any true Eagles fan will enjoy finding some time to enjoy this good stuff!
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RoxmeReviewed in the United States on April 25, 2003
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From the opening acoustic guitar solo and rhythmic beats of the bass drum, that leave no doubt you're listening to the haunting classic `Hotel California,' this DVD is an absolute jewel! The Eagles have never sounded better than they do in this concert performance; and I'm speaking as a fan who jumped on this bandwagon before Joe Walsh joined the group. Most of their best classic tunes, from `Take It Easy' to `Desperado,' are included with a few soon-to-be classics thrown in for good measure. The production quality of this DVD is nothing short of exemplary. Those reviewers who tell you to measure all other DVD music videos by this one are not exaggerating. Every camera shot, lighting change, pluck of a cord, tickle of the ivories, and drum beat are exquisitely reproduced to the point that you'll think you're sitting in the first row (especially, if you're watching this on a bigscreen TV). Yes, the DTS audio is superb, but the DD encoding should not to be dismissed. The sound quality of both formats sets the bar in the stratosphere. I have yet to show this DVD video to any of my music lover friends who haven't asked where they can get a copy, and most have. Even my sweet old parents, who never knew an Eagle from a Doobie Brother had to have this DVD. Buy this DVD and you'll treasure it above all others.
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M.D. StanfordReviewed in the United States on May 18, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great concert
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I guess there isn't better video of this concert available...would have been nice to see this in HD. Well, it was nice to see the Eagles right after they got back together, were a bit nervous, and Don Felder was still in the band. When I saw that this concert had Pretty Maids All In a Row and Help Me Through the Night on it...two of my favorite Joe Walsh songs...getting this concert video was pretty much a no-brainer. This video is quite a bit different from Farewell Tour I, so it's definitely worth it to get both. This concert is more low key, acoustic, and the band was obviously younger. Ironically, the band plays more of their up beat songs and rock more on Farewell Tour I, which was shot about 10 years after Hell Freezes Over.
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G. MarengoReviewed in the United States on June 9, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars
Demo quality DTS
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While the 2.0 track is very good, the true star of this DVD is the soundtrack in DTS version. Make sure you have a killer subwoofer, turn it up, and close your eyes when the string intro to "Hotel California" kicks in and you'll think you're in the audience at the concert. Amazing sound quality, superb performances and very good choice of songs, from their old hits to their new stuff.
The video quality isn't top notch, but this is basically a recording of a concert, and the music should be king -- and in "Hell Freezes Over" the music is indeed king. For the geeks out there, the average bit rate seemed to be ~7 or so. I only looked periodically, so I think that's right. What that amounts to is more space was devoted to high quality sound reproduction and so that means there's less space for "extras" -- well, there are virtually no extras on this disk.
If you liked the Eagles, you'll LOVE this DVD. If you loved the Eagles, you'll be blown away. It's too bad that this DVD is still the standard by which all other concert DVDs are judged against, meaning that the studios haven't stepped up to produce more top quality concert DVDs.
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TacyReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Performance..
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This performance of the Eagles is my favorite. The opening song "Hotel California" is the best rendition I love. Joe Walsh and Don Felder are my favorite members, then, Timothy B. Schmit and of course, Don Henley. Not much of a Glen Frey fan.
P. FernandezReviewed in the United States on March 14, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
The pinnacle of concert dvd's
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I just got this used, since they don't make them anymore. I have the vhs version plus the cd, but when I played it using the dts mode, I was awestruck, it was like listening for the first time. I had no idea a concert dvd could sound so good. Kudos to the musicians and sound engineers for such outstanding work. Also to the director and editor, this should be the model for every other concert dvd in the future, instead of the overly edited frantic camera work of some directors that make your head spin when you're trying to watch their concerts. ex. McCartney made in USA dvd of a few years ago, I think the editor got paid by the cut and recently the Tom Jones at Cardiff castle same deal. Ive come to the conclusion that this Eagles dvd is by far the best in sound quality and musicianship I have ever seen
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