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Clive Davis

Glenn Frey remakes the past

Glenn Frey remakes the past

This article originally ran in The Times on May 26, 2012.

The grin on Glenn Frey's face was clearly a satisfied one, but there was something else there too, something tugging at the corners of his mouth -- it was a trickster smile of a man hatching a plot or enjoying the subversive tang of a still-private punch line.

"I feel so empowered," Frey said as he jabbed a "play" button on the control board at his Santa Monica recording studio. It's here he put together the just- released "After Hours," his first solo album in 20 years and a whole new flight path for the Eagles member. The record, some of which he'll play Saturday night at the...