|The End of the Innocence|
|Studio album by|
|Released||June 27, 1989|
|Studio||A&M Studios (Hollywood, CA) and The Complex (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Label|| Geffen |
|Don Henley chronology|
The End of the Innocence is the third solo studio album by Don Henley, the lead vocalist and drummer for the Eagles. The album was released in 1989, on Geffen Records, and would be his last release on that label. It was also his last solo album of the 1980s and it would be eleven years before he released another solo album, 2000's Inside Job .
Donald Hugh Henley is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and founding member of the Eagles. He was the drummer and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971 until the band broke up in 1980, and he reprised those duties for the group's reunions since 1994. He has been the only constant member of the band since its formation. Henley sang the lead vocals on Eagles hits such as "Witchy Woman", "Desperado", "Best of My Love", "One of These Nights", "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", "The Long Run" and "Get Over It".
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. The founding members were Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. With five number-one singles, six number-one albums, six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. Their albums Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California rank first and third, respectively, among the best-selling albums in the United States, with 38 million and 26 million album units in sales. The Eagles are one of the world's best-selling bands, having sold more than 100 million albums. They were ranked number 75 on Rolling Stone's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Geffen Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M Records imprint.
The album is his best selling album, selling over 6 million copies in the United States alone, peaking at #8. The album featured three Top 40 singles "The End of the Innocence", "The Heart of the Matter", and "The Last Worthless Evening". Those singles reached #8, #21, and #21 respectively. The album also featured "New York Minute" which reached #48 on the charts and was recorded by Henley and the Eagles for their live album Hell Freezes Over in 1994. Henley won another Grammy and an MTV Video Music Award nomination for the title track. In 2012, the album was ranked at number 389 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Most of the country is located contiguously in North America between Canada and Mexico.
"The End of the Innocence" is the lead single and title track from Don Henley's third solo studio album of the same name, released in 1989. Henley co-wrote and co-produced the song with Bruce Hornsby, who also performed piano; both artists perform the song live in their respective concerts. Henley's version peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his fifth solo top ten hit on the chart. "The End of the Innocence" also became his fourth number-one single on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number two on the Hot Adult Contemporary chart.
"The Heart of the Matter" is a song recorded by American rock singer Don Henley from his third solo studio album, The End of the Innocence (1989). Written by Henley, Mike Campbell, and J. D. Souther and produced by Henley, Campbell, and Danny Kortchmar, the song was released as the album's third single, reaching No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks in early 1990.
The song "I Will Not Go Quietly" features Guns N' Roses vocalist Axl Rose in the background, who at the time was also a member of the same label.
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Rolling Stone magazine wrote of the album at the time, "Returning to the theme of "Desperado," the former Eagle hitched some of his finest melodies (especially on the gentle title track) to sharply focused lyrical studies of men in troubled transition – from youth to adulthood, innocence to responsibility."
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Desperado is the second studio album by the American band the Eagles. It was recorded at Island Studios in London, England and released in 1973. The songs on Desperado are based on the themes of the Old West. The band members are featured on the album's cover dressed like an outlaw gang; Desperado remains the only Eagles album where the band members appear on the front cover.
Reviewing retrospectively for AllMusic, critic Vik Iyengar has written of the album, "Henley took some time before completing his highly anticipated third album, The End of the Innocence. Although he manages to duplicate much of the magic of his previous album, Henley has backed off of the synthesizers and expanded his musical palette." they also add that "Throughout the album, he manages to balance being cynical yet hopeful, and his great melodies allow his poignant lyrics to penetrate. This album is highly recommended for those who like their pop music with a message."
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|1.||"The End of the Innocence" (Henley, Bruce Hornsby)||5:16|
|2.||"How Bad Do You Want It?" (Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Stan Lynch)||3:47|
|3.||"I Will Not Go Quietly" (Henley, Kortchmar)||5:43|
|4.||"The Last Worthless Evening" (John Corey, Henley, Lynch)||6:03|
|5.||"New York Minute" (Henley, Kortchmar, Jai Winding)||6:37|
|6.||"Shangri-La" (Henley, Steve Jordan, Kortchmar)||4:55|
|7.||"Little Tin God" (Henley, Kortchmar, J.D. Souther)||4:42|
|8.||"Gimme What You Got" (Corey, Henley, Lynch)||6:10|
|9.||"If Dirt Were Dollars" (Henley, Kortchmar, Souther)||4:34|
|10.||"The Heart of the Matter" (Mike Campbell, Henley, Souther)||5:24|
Bruce Randall Hornsby is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. He draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, gospel, rock, blues, and jam band musical traditions.
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|Australian Albums (ARIA)||40|
|Canadian Albums ( RPM )||8|
|Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)||60|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||87|
|New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)||37|
|Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)||15|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||11|
|UK Albums (OCC)||17|
|US Billboard 200||8|
|1989||"I Will Not Go Quietly"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||2|
|1989||"If Dirt Were Dollars"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||8|
|1989||"The End of the Innocence"||Adult Contemporary||2|
|1989||"The End of the Innocence"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||1|
|1989||"The End of the Innocence"||The Billboard Hot 100||8|
|1989||"The Last Worthless Evening"||Adult Contemporary||5|
|1989||"The Last Worthless Evening"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||4|
|1989||"The Last Worthless Evening"||The Billboard Hot 100||21|
|1990||"How Bad Do You Want It?"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||8|
|1990||"How Bad Do You Want It?"||The Billboard Hot 100||48|
|1990||"New York Minute"||Adult Contemporary||5|
|1990||"New York Minute"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||24|
|1990||"New York Minute"||The Billboard Hot 100||48|
|1990||"The Heart of the Matter"||Adult Contemporary||3|
|1990||"The Heart of the Matter"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||2|
|1990||"The Heart of the Matter"||The Billboard Hot 100||21|
|Canada (Music Canada)||2× Platinum||200,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||6× Platinum||6,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
|1989||The End of the Innocence||Best Male Rock Vocal Performance|
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