GLENN FREY: A Career Worth Celebrating

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Glenn Frey's solo career is the focus of a new box set that is out today (Friday). Above the Clouds: The Collection is a four-disc set that serves up the key elements of Frey's music both before and after the Eagles.

The first disc contains such hits as "The Heat Is On," "Smuggler's Blues" and "You Belong to the City." Subtitled The Very Best of Glenn Frey, this disc will also be released on its own.

The second disc contains some lesser-known songs such as his covers of "For Sentimental Reasons," made famous by Nat King Cole, and Brian Wilson's "Caroline, No."

Disc three contains the songs he cut with longtime collaborator J.D. Souther when they were known as Longbranch/Pennywhistle.

And rounding it our is a live DVD from his July 1992 show in Dublin, Ireland.

If you take the time to peruse the credits, you'll notice that Frey didn't write a lot of the songs by himself, which was by design.

Glenn Frey on why he likes to write with others:

In addition to J.D. Souther, Frey's list of other co-writers includes Don Henley, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne and Jack Tempchin.

Frey died on January 18th, 2016 from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He was 67.

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