The Randy Meisner 1982 self-titled solo album was Randy’s third (2nd self-titled) solo album released August, 1982, and Mike Flicker was the producer. Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson sang on this album. It was released on the Epic label, and also on the album were Denny Carmassi, John Corey, Tom Erak, Mitchell Froom, Nicky Hopkins, Dixon House, Phil Kenzie, Howard Leese, Marcy Levy, Brian Smith, Sterling Smith, and Tower of Power Horns.
Randy’s first solo album in 1978 was also a self-titled album “Randy Meisner“, and his second album in 1980 was called “One More Song“. The album designer and art director was John Kosh. He was also the designer of Randy’s 1978 solo album, One More Song solo album, and the Hotel California album.
The audio of the full album is directly below and several audios of a live performance in Dallas at Nick’s Uptown Theatre at the bottom of this page:
- Gotta Get Away
- Hearts On Fire
- Playin’ In the Deep End
- Take It To the Limit – Great rendition and performed differently than it was with the Eagles
- Too Many Hands
- Try and Love Again
The live Dallas show was taped December 1, 1982, which was just a few weeks after the release of this album. Randy hits the high notes in “Take It To the Limit” in the Dallas live version.
Randy Meisner 1982 self-titled solo album and setlist
From CD insert
Randy Meisner 1982 self-titled solo album front and back covers (George Holz, photographer of back cover)
Album sleeve front – Henry Diltz, photographer
Album sleeve back
Kosh is listed as Design and Art Direction. Kosh was also the art director of the Hotel California album.
“Never Been In Love” from the album
Randy Meisner 1982 self-titled solo album
Radio and Records magazine – July 30, 1982
Billboard magazine – Aug. 21, 1982
Advertisement in Radio and Records magazine – July 30, 1982
Randy Meisner 1982 self-titled album magazine ad
“His album ‘Randy Meisner’ is more of the pleasant California rock that those bands made famous. Ann Wilson of Heart joins Randy in a nice duet of a new Elton John song, ‘Strangers’.”
“The flaws in Henley’s work are all the more apparent when played back-to-back with the new release from former Eagles bassist Randy Meisner.”
The Leader-Post (Regina, Saskatchewan) – Aug. 25, 1982
“Meisner’s solo career is progressing nicely and if he keeps coming up with albums as strong and entertaining as this one, he’s gonna make a name for himself and his old Eagles affiliation will become merely a significant but unobtrusive footnote in the history of this low-profile but highly-talented performer.”
“That familiar face on the inside sleeve of the new album by former Eagles member Randy Meisner is none other than Vancouver’s Brian Smith, lead guitarist for Trooper.”
This writer is incorrect in stating that this album is Randy’s first solo LP.
The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, BC) – Oct. 1, 1982
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX) – Oct. 24, 1982
“Of course, he included those three hits in his entertaining 70-minute Billy Bob’s show, but the highlight of the 14-tune repertoire was a soaring version of Take It To The Limit, Meisner’s most memorable number from his days with the now-disbanded Eagles.”
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX) – Oct. 26, 1982 written after Randy’s Oct. 24 show at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, TX
“Regency Artists, which books Meisner, is now looking into packaging Meisner and Dave Mason on 10 west coast shows in January, after which Meisner will head to Japan. Meisner also recently taped an hour-long radio show at Nick’s Uptown Theatre in Dallas, which Meisner’s manager, Trudy Green, is selling to stations around the country.”
Billboard Magazine – Jan. 8, 1983