1978 Randy Meisner – Randy Meisner

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.

Following his departure from the Eagles, Meisner went on to release solo albums in 1978 Randy Meisner and 1980 (One More Song). He has said that his 1978 album, which he co-produced with Alan Brackett, was scattershot and not “conceptualized to its best.” It only featured one song co-written by Randy, a new arrangement of “Take It to the Limit” and he only played bass on one song, a cover of The Drifters’ “Save the Last Dance for Me”. He explains that “Elektra had a ‘leaving members clause’ and I had to record an album for them before I was able to do what I wanted.”

Tracks

1Bad Man (Glenn Frey, John David Souther)2:38
2Daughter Of The Sky (Bill Lamb)4:15
3It Hurts To Be In Love (Julius Dixon, Rudolph Toombs)2:27
4Save The Last Dance For Me (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman)2:57
5Please Be With Me (Charles Scott Boyer)3:22
6Take It To The Limit (Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner)4:19
7Lonesome Cowgirl (Alan Brackett, John Merrill)3:43
8Too Many Lovers (Bill Lamb)4:03
9If You Wanna Be Happy (Carmela Guida, Frank Guida, Joseph Royster)2:44
10I Really Want You Here Tonight (Alan Brackett)3:48
11Every Other Day (Bill Lamb)3:51
12Heartsong (Bill Martin)3:58

Media

Musicians

1 Bad Man

BassKerry Morris
DrumsKelly Shanahan
GuitarSteve Edwards
GuitarJerry Swallow
PianoGeoff Leib
Background VocalsDonny Ullstrom
VocalsRandy Meisner


2 Daughter Of The Sky

BassKerry Morris
DrumsKelly Shanahan
GuitarJerry Swallow
GuitarSteve Edwards
PianoJohn Hobbs
SynthesizerScott Shelly
Background VocalsAlan Brackett
Background VocalsDonny Ullstrom
Background VocalsJayne Zinsmaster
Background VocalsTita Kerpan
VocalsRandy Meisner


3 It Hurts To Be In Love

BassKerry Morris
DrumsKelly Shanahan
GuitarJerry Swallow
GuitarSteve Edwards
PianoJohn Hobbs
Background VocalsDonny Ullstrom
VocalsRandy Meisner


4 Save The Last Dance For Me

BassRandy Meisner
DrumsKelly Shanahan
GuitarJerry Swallow
PianoJohn Hobbs
SaxErnie Watts
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsAlan Brackett
Background VocalsDonny Ullstrom
Background VocalsJohn David Souther
VocalsRandy Meisner


5 Please Be With Me

BassKerry Morris
DrumsKelly Shanahan
GuitarJerry Swallow
GuitarSteve Edwards
DobroSteve Edwards
OrganJohn Hobbs
PianoJohn Hobbs
MarxaphoneAlan Brackett
Background VocalsDavid Cassidy
Background VocalsDonny Ullstrom
BassRandy Meisner


6 Take It To The Limit

GuitarJerry Swallow
PianoJohn Hobbs
Background VocalsDavid Cassidy
Background VocalsSteven Scharf
VocalsRandy Meisner


7 Lonesome Cowgirl

BassKerry Morris
DrumsKelly Shanahan
GuitarJerry Swallow
GuitarSteve Edwards
PianoJohn Hobbs
FiddleByron Berline
Background VocalsDonny Ullstrom
VocalsRandy Meisner


8 Too Many Lovers

BassRandy Meisner
DrumsKelly Shanahan
GuitarJerry Swallow
PianoJohn Hobbs
SaxErnie Watts
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsAlan Brackett
Background VocalsDonny Ullstrom
Background VocalsJohn David Souther
VocalsRandy Meisner
BassKerry Morris


9 If You Wanna Be Happy

BassKerry Morris
DrumsKelly Shanahan
GuitarJerry Swallow
PianoJohn Hobbs
SaxErnie Watts
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsAlan Brackett
Background VocalsRichie Walker
VocalsRandy Meisner


10 I Really Want You Here Tonight

BassKerry Morris
DrumsKelly Shanahan
GuitarJerry Swallow
GuitarSteve Edwards
PianoJohn Hobbs
SaxErnie Watts
StringsMarty Paich
Background VocalsDavid Cassidy
Background VocalsJayne Zinsmaster
Background VocalsJohn David Souther
Background VocalsSteven Scharf
Background VocalsTita Kerpan
VocalsRandy Meisner


11 Every Other Day

BassKerry Morris
DrumsKelly Shanahan
GuitarJerry Swallow
Slide GuitarSteve Edwards
PianoJohn Hobbs
Background VocalsBill Lamb
Background VocalsDonny Ullstrom
Background VocalsJohn David Souther
VocalsRandy Meisner


12 Heartsong

BassKerry Morris
DrumsKelly Shanahan
GuitarJerry Swallow
GuitarSteve Edwards
PianoJohn Hobbs
StringsMarty Paich
Background VocalsDonny Ullstrom
VocalsRandy Meisner

Liner Notes

Producer – Alan Brackett, Randy Meisner
Engineer – Jerry Hudgins
Mastered By – Eddy Gorecki

Design, Art Direction – John Kosh
Photography By – James M. Shea

Record Company – Warner-Pioneer Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Made By – Warner-Pioneer Corporation
Licensed From – Warner Bros. Records (Japan) Inc.
Mastered At – Kendun Recorders
Recorded At – Devonshire Studios