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Album: On The BorderReleased: 1974Charted:
This is one of the few Eagles songs not written by any member of the band. It was written by the songwriters Jack Tempchin
and Robb Strandlund, who were friends of the Eagles. Tempchin also wrote "Peaceful Easy Feeling
," which appeared on the first Eagles album.
Tempchin sent this to Glenn Frey to pitch it as an Eagles song. Frey had just come off of a relationship, so the lyrics about getting over a breakup were probably meaningful to him.
Frey sang lead on this. The song features twin guitar solos by Frey and Don Felder
, who was new to the band. The Eagles also used twin guitar solos on "Hotel California."
This was one of the first songs the Eagles recorded with producer Bill Szymczyk. Their previous albums, and some of On The Border, were recorded in London with the venerable British producer Glyn Johns. Recording with a new producer at nearby Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles was a huge relief for Glenn Frey, who didn't get on with Johns. "I was much more comfortable in the studio with Bill, and he was more than willing to let everyone stretch a bit," he said. "'Already Gone' - that's me being happier; that's me being free."