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Chronicling Rock History One Season at a Time




"If you thought you knew all there is to know about the Eagles, think again... A rigorously researched, captivating tome on one of the top bands of the 20th century." – Kirkus Reviews

IN 1972, THE OPENING GUITAR CHORDS of "Take It Easy" captured America's attention. This debut single became that summer's national anthem, and the band from Los Angeles became a pop-rock phenomenon.

Eagles: Up Ahead in the Distance is an expansive book with 500-plus pages of detailed stories, in-the-moment photographs from rock's greatest photographers, exclusive interviews, comprehensive informational graphics, and Time Passages' brand of "forensic rock research" that uncovers specifics in the band's history that offers the most thorough retelling of the Eagles' story ever published.

Authors Rik Forgo and Steve Cafarelli pick up where the first book in the series, Eagles: Before the Band, left off—continuing the stories of the group's evolution from opening act to can't-miss headliners.

Volume II tracks the inspirations behind the songs you know—and some you don't; "Witchy Woman," "The Best of My Love," "One of These Nights," "Lyin' Eyes," "Take It to the Limit," "Hotel California," and "The Long Run."


It traces each band member's journey and the artistry and personalities that blended so beautifully but could clash so vehemently - a truly comprehensive biography of one of America's most loved Rock bands.


"This book is a follow-up to the previous book Eagles: Before The Band and is fantastic. To say that it is comprehensive is an understatement. If you are an Eagles fan and already know a lot about the band, you will discover a wealth of information that will surprise you."—Amazon Reviewer


"Sometimes I think I know all there is to know about the band, but was introduced to “new stuff.” The rose-colored glasses need to come off as the Eagles evolved, at times dysfunctionally, into one of America’s great bands. I wholeheartedly recommend these books and cannot wait for the third to come out."—Amazon Reviewer


"I love the way the authors intertwine the timeline, touring schedule, album releases, and recording sessions of all the major players in—and surrounding—the Eagles. It makes this book series a must-read for Eagles fans and rock and country music fans alike."—Amazon Reviewer


"This is not your average, superficial 'music biography.' Nor is it a puff piece. Rather, it’s a very balanced and comprehensive look at a great band, its triumphs, warts, and everything else. I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest not only in the Eagles but also anyone interested the Laurel Canyon music movement."—Amazon Reviewer


Rik Forgo developed his love of music while managing a store for a prominent Washington D.C.-area record chain. The burning interest in rock and roll he cultivated there would stay with him for the rest of his life. A few years later, he began his writing career as an Air Force journalist in Panama and the Middle East. He also filed a few stories from the jungles of Ohio and New Jersey. Eventually, he found his way into the halls of National Geographic, where he took on a different kind of writing—coding software—in support of the company’s heralded magazine and books divisions. In 2018, he put all that experience together with his passion for rock and roll and founded Time Passages, his own rock-oriented publishing company, and stocked it with veteran rock journalists and seasoned professionals with record industry experience. The first book the company published was his own—Eagles: Before the Band, in 2019. When he’s not writing, designing, or editing, he and his wife, Maureen, and their dog, Zeus, relax and watch ducks and sailboats from their home near Annapolis, Maryland.

Steve Cafarelli has always gravitated toward creative fields. He has a diverse background, working as a web developer and graphic designer with additional experience as both a
creative writer and journalist. A life-long passion for music has provided an endless source of inspiration for everything he does, most notably his work as a musician and songwriter who performs and records in the greater New York area. First and foremost, though, Steve views himself as a family man, and he lives on Long Island with his wife, Susanna, and their two boys and four cats. His life is an ongoing quest to balance what he refers to as a personal trinity of family, work, and music. It keeps him busy, but happy…and rarely bored.

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If you thought you knew all there is to know about the Eagles, think again. Forgo and Cafarelli have teamed up for this encyclopedic work about the popular band... [Eagles: Up Ahead in the Distance] unfolds chronologically, diving deep into what made the band tick, its influences, and the musicians it in turn influenced. The authors pepper the narrative with graphic pullouts for each year, including 'Nuggets' (outrageous vignettes), 'On the Road With…' (acts the band toured with), 'Collaborations' (acts the bands sang with), and much, much more... The authors have done a beautiful job of concocting a volume that will appeal both to faithful and casual fans.

—Kirkus Reviews


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