This is the album cover art design I chose to work on. As a solo album, critics have said that this is not his best, but for a tribute, this one fits best.
On this work, the original album cover art design is at left. Some of its parts have been converted to negative and the processed image is positioned at
lower right. Strips of colour were added to fit the new image into an 18X10 resolution screen. It was then processed in sepia and texturized.
Live on, Glenn Frey. Take another shot of courage.
"Take another shot of courage
Wonder why the right words never come
You just get numb
It's another tequila sunrise, this old world
Still looks the same
from "Tequila Sunrise" genius
Don Henley says: "I believe that was a Glenn title. I think he was ambivalent about it because he thought that it was a bit too obvious or too
much of a cliché because of the drink that was so popular then. I said, 'No - Look at it from a different point of view. You've been
drinking straight tequila all night and the sun is coming up!' It turned out to be a really great song.'"
Henley said that Frey came up with changes for the bridge, and that "take another shot of courage" refers to tequila because they used
to call it "instant courage." He said: "We very much wanted to talk to the ladies, but we often didn’t have the nerve, so we’d
drink a couple of shots and suddenly it was, "Howdy, ma’am?"" Wiki
This is the original album cover art design.
Eight years after the demise of the Eagles, Glenn Frey had settled into a career that involved writing the occasional movie
theme song, taking the occasional acting role, and, every four years, turning out another album of light soul-pop tunes
written with Jack Tempchin. Soul Searchin' showed him to be more interested in body building than record making
(he was also appearing in health club before-and-after ads at this time), and the songs here were so inter-
changeable with those on his first two albums he apologized for it in his note about "True Love," which
became the album's sole Top 40 hit. The music was pleasant, but inconsequential, and suggested that
Frey, living off his Eagles royalties, had come to think of his solo career as a hobby.
William Ruhlmann for AllMusic
When Frey was asked about his musical direction, he said "In a sense I'm working my way back home, Though I left
Detroit and went to California to cut my teeth on country-rock, I've remained obsessed with the music of my
adolescence, the great soul hits of the 60's and early 70's. It's a style that most black musicians have
abandoned for dance music and rap. There are a whole lot of people who miss the sound of Sam & Dave,
and Wilson Pickett. It's left a gap that is being filled by people like Steve Winwood." Wiki
Information wanted for original album cover art design and photo.
Album produced by Glenn Frey, Barry Beckett & Elliot Scheiner. MCA 1988.