Friday, February 03, 2017

Hotel California (by Eagles)

La canción de este viernes es Hotel California de los Eagles. Primero con el vídeo oficial de 1976, y luego una actuación en directo años después...

Hotel California fue el quinto álbum de los Eagles con material original y se convirtió en un gran éxito comercial. Desde su publicación en 1976 ha vendido más de 16 millones de copias solamente en los Estados Unidos, siendo su álbum con material original con mejores ventas, y más de 32 millones a nivel mundial. Permaneció como número uno en ventas durante ocho semanas, no consecutivas, entre finales de 1976 y principios de 1977, e incluía dos sencillos que se convirtieron en número uno de las listas de éxitos de Billboard Hot 100: "New Kid in Town", el 26 de febrero de 1977, y "Hotel California", el 7 de mayo de 1977.

En 2001 la cadena de televisión por cable VH1 nominó a Hotel California como el trigésimo octavo más importante álbum de todos los tiempos. En otra encuesta de la cadena de televisión británica Channel 4 obtuvo el puesto 95 entre los 100 álbumes más importantes de la historia.

Hotel California - video oficial

The Eagles - Hotel California (Live)

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night

There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
'This could be heaven or this could be Hell
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain 'Please bring me my wine He said, "we haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine And still those voices are calling from far away Wake you up in the middle of the night Just to hear them say" Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said, 'we are all just prisoners here, of our own device
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
'Relax' said the night man
'We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave!

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