don henley inside job

don henley inside job

Don Henley Inside Job

Don Henley’s 2002 “Inside Job” is one of his more successful solo efforts in terms of sales and critical acclaim. It has become a favorite album with many of Henley’s fans and even spawned three hit singles.


After the release and subsequent success of “The End of The Innocence” in 1989, Henley was due for another solo album for many years. He released his first post-Eagles album “Building the Perfect Beast” in 1984, followed by “The End of The Innocence” five years later. Despite mixed reviews, the album managed to sell over 4 million copies in the U.S. alone.

The Songs

The album was comprised of twelve original tracks, including the aforementioned singles, “Taking You Home”, “Workin’ It” and “Everything is Different Now”. All of which were top 20 hits on the Hot 100.

Aside from the hit singles, Henley also included some fan favorites, like the haunting and beautiful “My Man”, which dealt with the emotions of a woman scorned, as well as re-imaginings of “New York Minute”, originally released by The Eagles, and his own song “For My Wedding”, which he performed both with The Eagles and later, solo.

The album also features two duets, with Trisha Yearwood for the popular single “Taking You Home”, as well as “That Old Flame” with Patty Smyth.


The album was met with critical acclaim upon its release, with many critics praising Henley’s rich lyrical content and unique vocal performance. It charted at number 8 on the Billboard 200, and was later certified gold.

The album was particularly successful in Europe, where it managed to break into the Top 10 in seven countries and was certified Platinum in four of those countries.


Don Henley’s “Inside Job” is undoubtedly one of his most successful solo efforts, producing three hit singles and adoration from fans and critics alike. The album stands as a testament to Henley’s songwriting ability as well as his artistry as a singer. It remains an essential record in any serious Henley fan’s collection.


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