Discovered this day by Neo at Welcome to the acoustic Hotel California – The New Neo. She notes:
A quiet beautiful version I’d never heard before. In this rendering you can pay more attention to their musicianship, particularly the guitar solos (5:34-on), and hear the Spanish influence more clearly.
I concur but Neo is strangely diffident on whether or not the song itself, as well as this version, actually belongs in the Museum of Boomer Anthems. The following discussion ensues:
neo on April 29, 2020 at 5:18 pm said:
J.J.: You call it Boomer music, and technically it is. But I think of it as late Boomer music. It was after my time, I can assure you. The last Boomers were born in 1964 and they would have been 13 when that song came out. The earliest ones would have been 33, born in 1944. I’m one of the earlier Boomers, although not among the earliest. I think of 50s and 60s music as Boomer music (although I don’t usually think in those terms anyway). “Hotel California” was released in 1977. It is indeed a great song.
Gerard vanderleun on April 29, 2020 at 5:49 pm said:
Speaking for the Boomer Leadership and the rest of my colleagues on the Boomer Board of Elders (Born between August 15 and December 31, 1945 ) we officially recognize Hotel California — esp this acoustic version — as Boomer Anthem. I’m been making a collection of these official anthems at my place and I shall add this well-curated example to the collection.