In a recent interview with Mick Taylor Biff Byford said that it was very tough to select which songs to include on “The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live)”. “It was a nightmare picking them. We listened to all the shows — we record a lot – and I just picked out great performances, really. Obviously, we’ve had a live album before — everybody’s heard ‘Wheels Of Steel’ live and ‘747 [Strangers In The Night]’ live — so I wanted it to be a cross-section from the whole 40 years. When we’ve done the big hits, there’s always something slightly different — there might be somebody playing on it with us, or there might be some violins on it or something. I’m not going to please everybody.”