Randy Meisner (1978 album)

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Randy Meisner
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Studio album by Randy Meisner
Released June 1978
Genre Rock, country rock, soft rock
Length 41:52
Label Asylum
Producer Alan Brackett
Randy Meisner chronology
Randy Meisner
One More Song
(1980)One More Song1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Randy Meisner is the self-titled debut solo studio album by Randy Meisner. It was released in mid 1978, on Asylum in the United States, and in the United Kingdom. The track "Bad Man", was featured in the film FM, which also included an appearance by his one-time employer Linda Ronstadt.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Retrospectively reviewing for AllMusic, critic Bruce Eder wrote of the album "The songs run between the extremes of fluid, guitar-driven rockers ("Bad Man," "Every Other Day") and ballads draped in flowing lyricism with harmony singing ("Daughter of the Sky"), including major contributions from his one-time teenage bandmate Donny Ullstrom. Apart from a somewhat dullish rendition of "Save the Last Dance for Me," the album works well, particularly a soulful and highly personalized rendition of "Take It to the Limit.""[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bad Man" (Glenn Frey, J.D. Souther) - 2:39
  2. "Daughter of the Sky" (Bill Lamb) - 4:15
  3. "It Hurts to Be in Love" (Howard Greenfield, Helen Miller) - 2:27
  4. "Save the Last Dance for Me" (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman) - 2:58
  5. "Please Be With Me" (Scott Boyer) - 3:22
  6. "Take It to the Limit" (Meisner, Frey, Don Henley) - 4:19
  7. "Lonesome Cowgirl" (Alan Brackett, John Merrill) - 3:43
  8. "Too Many Lovers" (Lamb) - 4:04
  9. "If You Wanna Be Happy" (Frank Guida, Joseph Royster, Carmela Guida) - 2:45
  10. "I Really Want You Here Tonight" (Brackett) - 3:49
  11. "Every Other Day" (Lamb) - 3:52
  12. "Heartsong" (Bill Martin) - 3:59