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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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

Yay ,I love that song , it 's awsome

One of my favorite songs and videos

Love Bruce Hornsby playing on this song

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.

Offer up your best defense...

Love Don Henley

a fave!

Here’s to you Eagles

This was a great album ! .

Best song EVER!!!!

great song and video!

Love Love Don Henley!!!!!

Love this song.

Love to all🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄

Great music....timeless



Fantastic song!


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Eagles Songwriter Jack Tempchin

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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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'Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971–1975' was released on this date in 1976. Grateful to have had two songs, 'Peaceful Easy Feeling' and 'Already Gone' along for the multi-platinum ride! ... See MoreSee Less


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Best group ever to set foot on stage and they have only gotten better. Glen will be missed. I remember when they were Linda Ronstants boys and when Bernie and Randy left. Then Joe wash only made them better but Don fielder was the most under rated lead guitarist. They were awesome.

Best album ever....So one of these night that witchy woman's lying eyes will be.. all ready gone...So take it to the limit.....with the Tequila sunrise..The next day desperado will be able to take it easy...and have a peaceful easy feeling at the hotel california.....lol..Yes i know...Stick to my day job...Great band and song writers...R.I.P glenn..

If I was stranded on an island with one album it would be this one, hands down.🦅❤️🦅

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST .All the the songs on this Album were SPECTACULAR ..I LOVE ALL OF THEM. " ONE OF THESE NIGHTS " ..🎶🎼🎵😊💗❤ LOVE THE EAGLES ..Malinda DeBause

Peaceful easy feeling-Best Eagles song, ever.

Your work with the Eagles is fantastic Jack and proven over the long and lasting years! Many thanks to your contributions sir!

Eagles are the bomb, then, now and 4 ever. Thanks, Jack for your invaluable contribution! ❤️❤️

The Eagles:Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is one of my favorite Eagles albums. I love the harmonies and musicianship on such Eagles classics as "Take It Easy", "Take It To The Limit", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Already Gone," "Desperado" and "One Of These Nights." The Eagles music is timeless. Take it easy.

This Album has sold almost 30 Million Copies......Unbelievable!!

I'm going back in time and it's a sweet dream to have such a peaceful easy feeling. To me, always have been and always will be, the greatest band of all time !!

ABSOLUTELY one of the Greatest Albums ever, I had it in LP, cassette, CD & streaming. Such incredible songwriting! Love it.

Have all of their work. Have made three concerts. Eagles have always been a fave in our home. Loved those guys. Sure miss Glenn.

To think, when Travis Tritt sang this song and did the video, he had 1 condition; the Eagles be in it with him. They reunited. LOVE this song.

My wife and I were at the "Hotel California" concert, last night, in Toronto. As close as we'll come to our favourite band and they are very good.

“I like the way your sparkling earrings shine, against your skin so brown” Words that bring back some great memories! Thanks!

I think they sold more than anyone except Michael Jackson's thriller.I never understood that but they have past it now

I still have, love and listen to the lp that i bought brand new wen it came out!! Always makes a bad day better!!

Best album ever! Listened to this over and over & over 🎤🎹🎷🎸🎼. Their music got me through the tough times in my life! ❤️

I remember when the album came out. It was the first album to go platinum. Almost 30 million albums later and still a great album.

what can I say that's not been said already.. not a bad song here

And we are grateful to you Eagles Songwriter Jack Tempchin for writing these songs. A huge part of my heart. I still get chills when the first chords of PEF comes on.

One of the best albums ever

There isn't a song that I don't like from the Eagles! Great group! <3

I Wore out 2 of these albums .. I now have it on CD.. Love 💕 This Music 🎶🎤🎤🎵🌹

I wish I had your talent Jack you write some beautiful songs

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'Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975' was released on this date in 1976. Proud to have had two songs, 'Peaceful Easy Feeling' and 'Already Gone', aboard for the multi-platinum ride. ... See MoreSee Less

Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 was released on this date in 1976. Proud to have had two songs, Peaceful Easy Feeling and Already Gone, aboard for the multi-platinum ride.

"You just cannot have 5 leaders in a band. It doesn't work." -Don Henley. Five years ago this week, Showtime Networks aired a 2-night premiere of 'History of the Eagles'.History of the Eagles is an intimate, meticulously crafted patchwork of rare archival material, concert footage, and unseen home movies explores the evolution and… ... See MoreSee Less

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Have watched it about 4 times now, the story still intrigues me. Still wish Don Felder could have had a better go of it.

An excellent documentary. I have watched it several times. So well done.

Eagles Songwriter Jack Tempchin, I am currently reading “To the Limit” by Marc Eliot... I would love to know your opinion of this book, since you are mentioned prominently...

Hey, but what about us fans in the U.K. who cannot access Showtime ??

Saw it, loved it, lived a teeny weeny part of it. Blessed!! April 14th in Orlando cannot come soon enough!

Musicians have big egos and that’s part of their success. There is always a tug of war that exists, but the bands that stay together are the ones that learn to appreciate each other’s strengths in each other.

5 leaders in any situation doesn’t work. Long live the Eagles! ❤️

I Love that documentary. It is so honest about the turmoil in the band Actually it is more honest than To the Limit - i have read it and it is a fine book until it turns into the authors personal crusade against Don Henley - which is not so pretty. Actually Don Felders book is better because it does not try to hide the fact that it is Felders personal views and the way he sees things - which is OK. But i think overall the documentary is the best documentation of one of My favourite bands Story. So i am Grateful it exists and i must have seen My dvd s 20 times or so 🙂

it's available on Netflix, i believe; i still put it on sometimes. it's the whole 5 hours or whatever, so it stays on for a long time. i LOVE it! <3

My first time to see The Eagles was 1973. I saw the Desperado, Hotel California, and Hell Freeze's Over tour's. The Eagles are the best band on the planet, and are better than they have ever been and have matured as time has passed. I hope to see this tour soon.

Recommend you get the DVD package as it should also contain a bonus DVD for a 1977 concert in Washington. Unfortunately not the whole concert, though better than nothing !

Always highly recommended to any fan that admits to never seeing it. A fascinating, intriguing tale👍

That was a awesome documentary. I just love to watch Don Henley play the drums and sing. When he get caught doing something he just bats his eyes two or three times. A very talented man. I have the DVD.

I was there saw the Eagles in Tampa ....Wow what a great night❤Got my ticket for the Orlando show in April ❤❤

Would love to have seen a dvd/blu ray of the History Concert.

I have this! Love the Eagles my favorite band forever!!!!!!!!

I have the DVD, & I love it!! I feel happy when I watch it.

One of the best things about that movie is young Linda Ronstadt. Woweee.

Watched this many times. Love the Eagles!

This was a very good documentry!! I recommend this to everyone! LOVED IT

I own it on DVD, and seen that tour 3 time including opening night at the KFC Yum center in Louisville , also in Indianapolis as well as in Lexington,Ky at Rupp arena.

History of The Eagles was the best . Still love watching it .

Can't bring myself to watch It.....tmi....

One of the best ever!!!

I've watched it numerous times already

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