Hotel California



publisher: ©Alfred, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley
album: Track 1 in album Hotel California
release date: 1976-12-8
popularity : 23020 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Soft Rock/Classic Rock
length: 6:31
producer: Bill Szymczyk
drums: Don Henley
lead vocals: Don Henley
mixer: Bill Szymczyk
electric guitar: Joe Walsh
background vocals: Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Don Felder, Joe Walsh and Randy Meisner
percussion: Don Henley
bass guitar: Randy Meisner
12 string guitar: Glenn Frey
12 string guitar & electric guitar: Don Felder
writer: Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Don Felder

Album Information

label: Asylum Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Eagles Hotel California cover art


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On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
And I was thinking to myself
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
I thought I heard them say
Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely face
Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes Benz
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat

Please bring me my wine'
And still those voices are calling from far away
Just to hear them say
Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely face
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your alibis
Mirrors on the ceiling,
And she said, we are all just prisoners here, of our own device
They gathered for the feast
But they just can't kill the beast
Last thing I remember, I was
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
We are programmed to receive
But you can never leave!


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hotel California
  • 2 New Kid in Town
  • 3 Life in the Fast Lane
  • 4 Wasted Time
  • 5 Wasted Time (reprise)
  • 6 Victim of Love
  • 7 Pretty Maids All in a Row
  • 8 Try and Love Again
  • 9 The Last Resort