One More Song album (2nd solo album) – Oct. 1980

The Randy Meisner “One More Song” album was Randy’s second solo album, and it was produced and engineered by Val Garay. The album was released Oct. 1980 and is on the Epic label. Jack Tempchin wrote “One More Song”, and the album also includes the hits “Deep Inside My Heart” and “Hearts On Fire”, which were both co-written by Eric Kaz and Randy Meisner. Along with the Silverados, special guests on the album were Kim Carnes, Glenn Frey, and Don Henley.

There is an excellent article by Dave Zimmer that appeared in BAM Magazine (Bay Area Music) and is actually a chronology of Randy’s career starting with The Poor. The article is from November 7, 1980, so it ends with Randy’s “One More Song” album. It’s worth the read.

As a special promotion with Candie’s Shoes (details below), there was a give-a-way of a record which included “Hearts On Fire”.

“Jack Tempchin penned ‘One More Song’ for Meisner which recounts the singer’s departure from the Eagles. The song also reunites Meisner with Eagles Don Henley and Glenn Frey for the first time since Meisner left the band.

Billboard magazine – Dec. 20, 1980

Randy Meisner One More Song album front and back covers

It’s really small to read, but the lower right corner states Henry Diltz, Aaron Rapoport, and Wayne Williams were the photographers.

Album sleeve front

Album sleeve back

Silverados: Don Francisco, Bryan Garofalo, Craig Hull, Craig Krampf, Sterling Smith, Wendy Waldman
Special guests: Kim Carnes, Don Henley, Glenn Frey

Original backside
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Inverted black & white for easier viewing
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Wikipedia

“One More Song” lyrics by Jack Tempchin

“One More Song” from the album

“Hearts On Fire” official video with Wendy Waldman and the Silverados

Producer Val Garay’s website with one of Randy’s photos from the Jerry Brown Benefit as one of the rotating photos in the banner.

Record World magazine – Sept. 27, 1980

Randy at Epic’s New York office right after album was released

Record World magazine – Nov. 1, 1980

Don Henley and Glenn Frey sang background on the title track

Randy Meisner and Don Henley

Citizens’ Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA) – Nov. 14, 1980

Record World magazine full-page ad – Oct. 25, 1980

You buy-a my album, or I break-a your face.

Loyola Greyhound
(Loyola Univ. of Maryland student newspaper) – Oct. 21, 1980

Radio and Records magazine full-page ad – Jan. 23, 1981

Radio and Records magazine half-page ad – Jan. 9, 1981

Randy Meisner One More Song album
Wavelength magazine ad – Feb. 1981
Randy Meisner One More Song album
Univ. of New Mexico Daily Lobo (student newspaper) ad – Feb. 25, 1981

Promo photos

Randy on the poster behind Les Nessman of “WKRP in Cincinnati”
Bam Magazine – Nov. 7, 1980 article by Dave Zimmer

pdf version of article

BAM (Bay Area Music), was a free bi-weekly music magazine in the San Francisco Bay Area founded in January 1976 and continuing on for 23 years until 1999 when the printed version ended. It is now an online digital magazine. 

Randy and Kim Carnes

Randy Meisner with his song-writing partners of Wendy Waldman & Eric Kaz

Wendy Waldman, Randy Meisner, and Bryan Garofalo

Wendy Waldman and Randy Meisner

Chili-eating contest in Toledo for “Hearts On Fire”

Randy Meisner One More Song album

“Hearts On Fire” lyrics
written by Randy Meisner and Eric Kaz

Randy Meisner One More Song album

“Hearts On Fire”
Randy with Therese Heston and the Silverados on the Fridays TV show which aired Feb. 27, 1981.
This is the show that Michael Richards (aka Kramer on Seinfeld) introduced Randy Meisner as Rick Miser. That’s why Randy, before starting the song, says “call me Randy”.

Bob Welch, formerly of Fleetwood Mac, released his solo album ‘Man Overboard’ in September 1980. While Randy was heavily working on his own album, he took time out to sing on two tracks of Bob’s album. Don Francisco and Wendy Waldman of the Silverados also sang on Bob Welch’s album.

Randy Meisner One More Song album
Star Press (Muncie, IN) – Oct. 26, 1980

Man Overboard album – “Fate Decides”

Both Randy and Wendy Waldman sing on this song

Man Overboard album – “Reason”

Both Randy and Wendy Waldman sing on this song

Randy Meisner One More Song album

LA Times (Los Angeles, CA) – Oct. 12, 1980

“One More Song is an album of hope, and of a new beginning. Val Garay’s excellent production and great songs from Jack Tempchin (writer of the early Eagles hit ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’), and Meisner himself have resulted in a refreshing version of the country-rock made famous by the Eagles.”

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Loyola Greyhound (Loyola Univ. of Maryland student newspaper) – Oct. 21, 1980

“It features producer Val Garay and writer Eric Kaz who cowrote songs with Meisner. Helping out Meisner are the Silverados: Don Francisco, percussion; Bryan Garofalo, bass; Craig Hull, guitars, pedal steel; Craig Krampf, drums and Sterling Smith, keyboards.”

Randy Meisner One More Song album

Billboard magazine – Oct. 25, 1980

“As a writing duo, Meisner and Kaz hit it off from the start. The two Meisner-Kaz tunes–‘Deep Inside My Heart’ and the rollicking ‘Hearts On Fire,’ with Wendy Waldman on harmonies–are album standouts.”

Citizens’ Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA) – Nov. 14, 1980

“But the sleepers of the album are ‘Gotta Get Away’ and ‘Trouble Ahead,’ two of four songs Meisner co-composed with Eric Kaz and Wendy Waldman for the album.”

One More Song album

Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) – Nov. 16, 1980

“The Meisner name may not be familiar to everyone, but the music should be. ‘One More Song’ should be one more hit.”

The Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA) – Nov. 22, 1980

“In the spring of 1979, he signed with a different record company, Epic, rented a home in Studio City and began working with producer Val Garay and an all-star song-writing team–Eric Kaz, Wendy Waldman, Jack Tempchin, and fellow Poco member Richie Furay.”

The Park City Daily News (Bowling Green, KY) – Dec. 5, 1980

“Despite help on that single from Kim Carnes and the further assistance by Wendy Waldman and Eagles Henley and Frey, the album is totally Meisner.”

Randy Meisner One More Song album
Star Press (Muncie, IN) – Dec. 7, 1980

“Jack Tempchin penned ‘One More Song’ for Meisner which recounts the singer’s departure from the Eagles. The song also reunites Meisner with Eagles Don Henley and Glenn Frey for the first time since Meisner left the band.

Billboard magazine – Dec. 20, 1980

Randy Meisner One More Song album

Star-Phoenix (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – Jan. 3, 1981

“But Randy’s fine new follow-up LP, One More Song, is climbing up the charts. ‘He’s one of the nicest guys in the business and he deserves it,’ says friend James Taylor.”

One More Song album (2nd solo album)

Randy and the Silverados

People Magazine – Jan. 12, 1981
pdf version

“The title song of his new album is a mythical tale of Randy’s last night as an Eagle.

The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – Jan. 14, 1981

“‘When I went back to Nebraska the last time, he says, I realized I couldn’t live that life. I realized I had to be here. My music is what I do.’ Following that realization, he set to work on One More Song.”

Teen Magazine – Feb. 1981

“Meisner includes Poco-cohort Richie Furay’s ‘Anyway, Bye, Bye’ and Jack Tempchin’s humorous ‘White Shoes’ on the new collection.”

Cash Box – Mar. 7, 1981
Randy was on the cover of this issue of Cash Box.

“I’d been singing mostly background my whole life, he explains. And I figured I was missing something by not singing out more.”

Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia, PA) – Mar. 13, 1981

“Meisner had informed the band of his decision to leave after a show in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was, he emphasizes, no quick decision. ‘I’d been thinking about leaving for a year; we were doing a lot of touring, and it was just really getting to me’.”

Circus Magazine – Mar. 31, 1981

“Meisner complimented the Eagles, too, particularly Frey who indirectly inspired him to take a chance on a solo career. ‘I was there in the background trying to figure out if I could make it on my own. I looked at the way Glenn had improved over the years. At first he didn’t sing in tune a lot of the time, but he developed into a good singer–now he’s always on the money. I looked at the way he developed and I figured I could, too’.”

LA Times (Los Angeles, CA) – Apr. 5, 1981

Randy won the Cashbox “Top New Male Vocalist of the Year” Award for 1981

Cashbox – 1981


Candie’s Shoes Promotion

Cashbox – Apr. 25, 1981

Promotional record free with the purchase of a pair of Candie’s shoes at any store
7″ vinyl, 33 1/3 rpm, approx. 7-8 minutes of music per side of record

“Hearts on Fire” is on the promotional record, and the Candie’s Shoes ad ran in newspapers during April 1981.

Discogs: Promotional record free with the purchase of a pair of Candie’s shoes

Advertisements for a free record with purchase of Candie’s shoes appeared in newspapers across the country during April 1981

One More Song album (2nd solo album)

Central Michigan Life (Central Michigan University student newspaper) – Apr. 8, 1981

St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph, MO) – Apr. 2, 1981

Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) – Apr. 9, 1981

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