A DRAMATIZATION OF THE SONG
This is a typical Frey moment: sailing through the air, risking life and limb while the song's author, though taking some serious fashion risks, remains safely on the ground. More Longbranch Pennywhistle photo shoots like this and the Eagles may never have been! In all fairness to Mr. Souther it must be duly noted that, had he been attempted wearing this particular ensemble back in Amarillo, he would have been in every conceivable kind of peril, and so to a Texan donning this very mod outfit could have felt like an act of bravery. . .
"While high up on his own the eagle flies alone,
he is free. . . ."
Perhaps Glenn considered himself better off up there, alone in the breeze, far away from J.D.'s purple daisies . . .
The photo above, the back of the album sleeve for Longbranch Pennywhistle, is an image link leading to a much larger - but more detailed version. (300k)