Peaceful Easy Feeling: The Songs of Jack Tempchin


“This album, Peaceful Easy Feeling: The Songs of Jack Tempchin, is [my recordings of] all the songs I wrote with Glenn Frey, plus “Slow Dancing,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone.” For “Slow Dancing,” I recorded a duet version with Rita Coolidge, and we’ve filmed a video with the two of us singing on it.

Also on the album is “Soul Searchin’,” which I recorded with blues singer Janiva Magness. And then I recorded an acoustic version of “Already Gone” with my friends Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen. Chris, Herb and I also recorded a song called “It’s Your World Now,” which is on the last Eagles album they recorded (Long Road Out of Eden). I also did a song called “Privacy” which Glenn and I wrote, but no one’s heard before. We’re making a video of this song…

This was a great new opportunity—I’d never recorded any of these songs. It was challenging, but I think the album turned out great and I’m glad I did it. Also, by doing duets which I don’t normally do, it expanded me musically. So it was really a good thing.” – Jack Tempchin in Songwriter’s Universe



Famed songwriter Jack Tempchin is known for penning some of the most durable tunes in American music for a variety of artists that includes the Eagles, George Jones, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood and many others.

He’s also co-written with a who’s who of American roots, rock and R&B composers that embraces Tom Waits, J.D. Souther, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Lauderdale and Beth Nielsen Chapman. READ MORE


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Easy Writer: Jack Tempchin Reflects on “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and The Magic of Songwriting By Erik Philbrook, ASCAP Editor in Chief • December 12, 2017 SHARE: Great American music scenes have flourished throughout the years all across the country, from New Orleans to...

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Eagles Songwriter Jack Tempchin

Happy Birthday to labelmate Rusty Young, born on this date in 1946! Three years ago Rusty, Timothy B. Schmit, Richie Furay Music, George Grantham & Paul Cotton of Poco were inducted into the COLORADO MUSIC HALL OF FAME presented by Comfort Dental, where they played a full set of Poco hits (see video). *Highly recommended: Rusty's new album "Waitin' For the Sun" on Blue Élan Records.Compilation. Short film of the Induction of Poco in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Inducted by Jim Mason (co-producer of A Good Feelin' To Know, 1972), Ric... ... See MoreSee Less

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Memories,memories,memories,fantastic music,congratulations and thank you.

"Waitin ' For The Sun" is a great album. As is the Jack Tempchin album! Rusty Young is one of my all time favorite songwtiters.

Both Rusty and Paul Cotton coming up on tonight's "Dark Desert Highway" part 4.


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"Mirrors on the ceiling. The pink champagne on ice..." -Eagles released 'Hotel California' as a 7" single on this date in 1977. Written by Don Felder, Don Henley & Glenn Frey, the single was certified Gold by the The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 3 months, for 1 million copies shipped. In 1978, it won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

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Still one of my favorites.

Have just listened to the 40th anniversary edition

Just a song no words for hits a spot and makes you remember

Best album ever!!!

Great music , in that same year earned 124 million$us

Dear Jack. Id love to talk to you in person. I want to buy a 1 bottle of peaceful easy feeling but having no luck at all and i can afford to buy a case. Can you please help me.

Thank you for acknowledging Don Felder, so many leave him out when talking about this huge hit for the Eagles

Hotel California is a classic!

I love the intro Don Felder does to this on their “Hell Freezes Over” tour! Truly genius for that song! 👍🏻

Brilliant one of my favourite but then so are most of the Eagles song's.

Love everyone of there songs!!

Hotel California is one of the best !

My birthday, today! 💙

There are just no words to describe what this music means to me!

One of my favorite Eagles’ songs. A masterpiece.

Never tire of hearing this song. All time classic!

One of the greatest songs and bands ever

A great song and very well crafted.

This is brilliant.


Still amazing to this day

A timeless classic for sure!💖

Brilliant-a game changer!

the best of the best. love all the eagles' songs.

A favorite of mineral

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Don Henley's 'The End of Innocence (album)' won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo, on this date in 1990.

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Great song!

My favorite song of his is on this album, Heart of the Matter. But I prefer the Hell Freezes Over version with the Eagles playing it!👏😃

i love the Eagles's music!!! love this song. love it even more the way Keith Harkin sang it on his CD. Also love the song that you and Keith wrote, care free heart 🙂 www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-SjIt-bzVA

Just heard this song driving down the road minutes ago outside Chicago.. saying 'man I can't believe the shelf life of these songs".. Thanks.

The last worthless evening want a song jack from a great album 🦅🎸

Love Bruce Hornsby playing on this song

Love all the Eagles' songs - especially Don Henley.

One of my favorites.. happen to be listening to it right now. 🎼😌

Yay ,I love that song , it 's awsome

One of my favorite songs, these words are true to life!

Love every song on that album

One of my favorite songs and videos

Loved this album! A wonderful artist on his own!

Best song EVER!!!!

Offer up your best defense...

Love Don Henley

Love my Eagles!!You rock, Don!

Here’s to you Eagles

Love to all🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄

This was a great album ! .

a fave!

Love Love Don Henley!!!!!

Love this song.



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Eagles Songwriter Jack Tempchin

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Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Songs Of Jack Tempchin Out now on Blue Élan Records

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Awesome Jack

Please come to Minnesota (when it's warmer)

Come to Olympia. Play Traditions fair trade

So Jack, do you ever come to THIS coast? Please?

Pleas3 come back to UK best concert I have ever seen xx

Come to Connecticut!!

One of great song

I want to see him

Come to Boise!!!



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Glenn Frey and I wrote "He Took Advantage (Blues For Ronald Reagan)" for his 1992 CD 'Strange Weather' #PresidentsDay2018(Written by Glenn Frey and Jack Tempchin) ... See MoreSee Less

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Great song

I love the various styles of music he has shared with us. Thanks for writing this song! Wonderful.

Enjoyed your performance at Museum Saturday, the song you wrote for Glenn Frey was my favorite.

Never knew what this was about. I never got pulled into that trap though.

Thanks for the share Jack

What a fantastic song

was this about pres. reagan?

Great song! Thank you! 🙂

Great cd!


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Nominated for 5 categories overall, Eagles "Hotel California" won Grammy Award for Record of the Year; and "New Kid in Town" won Grammy Award for Best Arrangement for Voices on this date in 1978. Eagles chose not attend or perform at the ceremony unless a win was guaranteed. In 2016, the band finally received their Grammy Awards.Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group New Kid In Town (Remastered) · Eagles Hotel California (Remastered) ℗ 1976 Asylum Bass Guitar: Randy Meisner Guitar... ... See MoreSee Less

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Like i said through the whole song. The guitar the backup voices the lead voice. Its a very carefully made class act .but i think from original record i dont think they matched that sound again live from what i seen

The harmony on new kid still gives me goose bumps.. 😊

As good as it gets 👌

My favorite band of all time! Wish I could see them this year but tickets are way too expensive !😕

"Thank you" Jack!! "Eagles" are the Best Music and they will live on, and on !! I grew up in the best generation with the best music!! I Love it!! I am still "Rock'in" and a "Roll'in"!! Love Deb xxoo <3 <3 <3

An absolutely great song, not just the harmony and lyrics, but especially the chord changes and key changes. I was in a band at the time and it was my job to digest the arrangement and teach everyone else their parts. I wondered why I was having such a helluva time; then I found out it won the Grammy. Made me feel better. Thanks for posting, Jack.

that is strange jack... no one knows if a win is guaranteed...

In my guesstimation, perhaps our EAGLES were way too cool for Grammy School. Who needed THAT pressure? They conquered the world, for DECADES. THEY COULD JUST SIT BACK AND KNOW IT. Good for them!! Thanks Jack!!! Love these tidbits of info!!!!!! 🙂

The harmonies at 2:40 leading to the heartbreak at the key change. "There's talk on the street , it's there to remind you, it doesn't really matter which side you're on" . Boy ain't that the truth. No matter how bad our personal heartbreak is, the street just doesn't give a damn.

I loved singing this on the karaoke in Dougies Tavern many years ago.

You looks in her eyes the music.begins to play....Oh.,how ive always loved that line..

Randy Meisner's high harmony really makes this song so thrilling to listen to.

They will never forget you until someone new comes along. That is show biz in a nutshell.

Thanks for the memories, Jack My theme song when traveling

Great news! And well-deserved! <3

Way to go Eagles! Best music ever! Thanks Jack for posting.

They were in there prime when you guys were hitting on all notes and lyrics

I will always Love and Miss GLENN💕.....FOREVER.

Hotel California is one of the best !

My all time favorite new kid in town

One of there best i think

The Best I have most of their music.

Love this song!!!

Holy cow, give me those vocals.

Thank you, Jack.

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