On the Border is the third studio album by American rock group Eagles, released in 1974. During the making of the album, the band experienced significant changes. As the band tried to lean towards a more hard rock sound, they felt that their producer Glyn Johns over-emphasized their country-influenced rock sound.
After recording only two songs, Best of My Love and You Never Cry Like a Lover, the band dismissed Johns, relocated back to California, and hired Bill Szymczyk. Szymczyk suggested they bring in a harder-edged guitarist to add slide guitar to the song Good Day in Hell.
They quickly thought of Bernie Leadon’s old friend Don Felder, whom they had met and jammed with on a few occasions. The band was so impressed that they invited Felder to become the fifth Eagle.
Original Label. LP Asylum 7E-1004 1974 *****