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    Default Celebration of "Randy Meisner" (1978)

    Randy's first solo album was released 34 years ago today! I'll give my thoughts on the album later today

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    This album took a little while to grow on me when I first got it a few years ago. While it isn't Randy's best album I still really enjoy it. From everything I've read I get the impression this album was a rush job. Recorded shortly after his departure from the Eagles and in a fairly short amount of time so that he could fulfill his contract with Asylum. I think this is probably the reason that Randy's only writing credit on the album is a cover of Take It to the Limit.

    I was able to find a few songs from this album on youtube:

    Bad Man - This is the first song on the album. It was written by Glenn Frey and JD Souther sometime in the early 70s. I remember reading that it was intended for one of the early Eagles albums (either Eagles or On the Border.) While it isn't the best song lyrically it did manage to make it onto the soundtrack for the movie FM.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7IlS6quvds[/ame]

    Please Be With Me - I quite like this song. It's one of my favorites on the album.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jRy1cUMlXU[/ame]

    Take It to the Limit - This version is quite different from the original. It doesn't have the same power or magic that the Eagles version has. That being said, I adore this version. The music is stripped down and Randy's voice sounds so raw and pure. While I still prefer the original I could listen to this version all day long and not complain
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAWkAhfHGKI[/ame]

    Lonesome Cowgirl - This song seems a bit out of place on the album. While the album isn't really consistent this is the song that sticks out the most to me. The music just has a different vibe than the rest of the songs on the album.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaJdzpXyj8w[/ame]

    Every Other Day - This is my favorite song on the album.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pHUAcR7-VU[/ame]

    The remaining songs that I couldn't find on youtube are:

    Daughter of the Sky
    It Hurts to Be In Love
    Save the Last Dance For Me
    Too Many Lovers
    If You Wanna Be Happy
    I Really Want You Here Tonight
    Heartsong

    I love most of these remaining songs with one exception. If You Wanna Be Happy. I have to be in a certain mood to listen to that one. Randy's voice sounds good on it but I'm not crazy about the lyrics.

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    Default Re: Celebration of "Randy Meisner" (1978)

    Thank you, WC!
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    Default Re: Celebration of "Randy Meisner" (1978)

    Once again, it's the anniversary of this album's release. Happy birthday to it!


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    Oh, I thought the release date was in June! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Meisner_(1978_album)

    I trust Soda more than Wikipedia though, if it comes right down to it.

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    Default Re: Celebration of "Randy Meisner" (1978)

    Quote Originally Posted by whitcap View Post
    This album took a little while to grow on me when I first got it a few years ago. While it isn't Randy's best album I still really enjoy it. From everything I've read I get the impression this album was a rush job. Recorded shortly after his departure from the Eagles and in a fairly short amount of time so that he could fulfill his contract with Asylum. I think this is probably the reason that Randy's only writing credit on the album is a cover of Take It to the Limit.

    I was able to find a few songs from this album on youtube:

    Bad Man - This is the first song on the album. It was written by Glenn Frey and JD Souther sometime in the early 70s. I remember reading that it was intended for one of the early Eagles albums (either Eagles or On the Border.) While it isn't the best song lyrically it did manage to make it onto the soundtrack for the movie FM.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7IlS6quvds

    Please Be With Me - I quite like this song. It's one of my favorites on the album.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jRy1cUMlXU

    Take It to the Limit - This version is quite different from the original. It doesn't have the same power or magic that the Eagles version has. That being said, I adore this version. The music is stripped down and Randy's voice sounds so raw and pure. While I still prefer the original I could listen to this version all day long and not complain
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAWkAhfHGKI

    Lonesome Cowgirl - This song seems a bit out of place on the album. While the album isn't really consistent this is the song that sticks out the most to me. The music just has a different vibe than the rest of the songs on the album.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaJdzpXyj8w

    Every Other Day - This is my favorite song on the album.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pHUAcR7-VU

    The remaining songs that I couldn't find on youtube are:

    Daughter of the Sky
    It Hurts to Be In Love
    Save the Last Dance For Me
    Too Many Lovers
    If You Wanna Be Happy
    I Really Want You Here Tonight
    Heartsong

    I love most of these remaining songs with one exception. If You Wanna Be Happy. I have to be in a certain mood to listen to that one. Randy's voice sounds good on it but I'm not crazy about the lyrics.
    I Love Badman and Lonesome Cowgirl.......

    So Put Me On A Highway And Show Me A Sign
    And Take It To The Limit One More Time..............

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    Default Re: Celebration of "Randy Meisner" (1978)

    I can't remember exactly when I bought this album but I always considered it a bit too country for me. It's the most countryish of all the Eagles solo albums, including Bernies's imo. Maybe Cass County will pip it.

    I really enjoyed it the last time I listened to it, I think it's due another whirl.

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    Default Re: Celebration of "Randy Meisner" (1978)

    A belated happy anniversary to this album! I have yet to add one of Randy's solo efforts to my collection. Maybe I'll start with this one!
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    Default Re: Celebration of "Randy Meisner" (1978)

    NOLA, if I may, I'd recommend starting with "One More Song," released in 1980. It's generally considered Randy's best solo effort, including by the man himself. "Hearts On Fire" was a considerable hit for him:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3jFaDmC1t0

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    Default Re: Celebration of "Randy Meisner" (1978)

    I agree with NMB - One More Song is the superior album, although I enjoy this one as well.


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