Randy Meisner 1978 self-titled album (1st solo album) – released June 1978

The Randy Meisner 1978 self-titled album was Randy’s first solo studio album and was produced by his friend, Alan Brackett:

“Alan Brackett played bass and sang for the Peanut Butter Conspiracy and was one of the band’s principle songwriters and founding members. Prior to the PBC, he had played drums with Jan and Dean and bass with the Righteous Brothers. Brackett is a prolific songwriter whose songs have been performed by Three Dog Night and ex-Eagles member Randy Meisner. His music can also be heard in the movie soundtracks for ‘Run, Angel, Run’ (1969), ‘Cherry, Harry & Raquel’ (1970), and ‘Killer Party’ (1987), as well as in numerous TV commercials. He also produced Randy Meisner’s debut solo album (1978).

Excerpt from allbutforgottenoldies.net

David Cassidy and JD Souther sang background vocals on this album. John Kosh was the designer and art director for the album cover. Kosh was also the designer of Randy’s 1982 solo album and the Hotel California album. “Randy Meisner” was released in June 1978 on Asylum in the United States and in the United Kingdom.

There are photos and articles below, including one from Creem Magazine.

Randy Meisner 1978 self-titled album front and back covers
Jim Shea, cover photographer

Press kit photos for album release
Gene Fletcher Brownell, photographer

Inside gatefold cover

Randy Meisner 1978 self-titled album

“Take It To the Limit” from the album with David Cassidy on background and John Hobbs on piano

“I Really Want You Here Tonight” from the album with JD Souther and David Cassidy as two of the background vocals

“Every Other Day” from the album with John Hobbs on piano

“The vintage ’50s Mercury on the cover of his new album is only one of 25 classic cars he owns.”

Randy eventually sold all of his vintage cars and trucks except for his red Ford truck. While he owned them, they were in storage in the back of a Nebraska car dealership warehouse.

Randy Meisner 1978 self-titled album

Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, NE) – Aug. 3, 1978

After Randy sold his green Mercury, it was painted white by the new owner.

Randy Meisner 1978 self-titled album


9 Track and Personnel
Randy Meisner 1978 self-titled album

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) – July 23, 1978

“After singing that one song pretty near around the world, I thought it might be time to give myself a shot at singing.”

Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, NE) – July 24, 1978
Goldrush photo is below.

As mentioned in the article above, Goldrush is the name of the band that Randy Meisner formed with Stephen Love in Scottsbluff.

In this photo Randy and Stephen are performing at The Woodshed in Scottsbluff in 1969 or 70. (There is one reference where Stephen says its 1969 and another he says 1970.) Randy even closed his eyes when he sang back then, too.

Randy Meisner 1978 self-titled album

WKDF in Nashville played side 1 of Randy’s album

Randy Meisner 1978 self-titled album

The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) – Aug. 11, 1978

Dayton Daily News (Dayton, OH) – Aug. 20, 1978

Randy Meisner 1978 self-titled album

Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) – Aug. 7, 1978

Randy Meisner 1978 self-titled album

Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA) – Aug. 24, 1978

Randy Meisner 1978 self-titled album

Teen Magazine – Oct. 1978

Creem Magazine – Oct. 1978

Online review by AllMusic

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