Randy Meisner

One More Song

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One More Song Review

by Mike DeGagne

One More Song highlights Meisner's knack for writing honest, heartfelt love songs with a countrified rock candor that reveals his rustic, down-home roots. With help from songwriter Eric Kaz, two of the album's tracks found their way onto Billboard's Top 40. "Deep Inside My Heart," with backing from Kim Carnes made it to number 22, while "Hearts on Fire" reached the number 19 spot three months later. Both of these singles bask in the sweetness of laid-back AOR, but Meisner's velvety voice and homespun innocence carried them above the insipidness of average radio schlock. The rest of the songs hold up just as solidly, especially the title track with both Don Henley and Glenn Frey contributing to the background vocals, not to mention Craig Hull's lonely steel guitar playing. Closing out with Richie Furay's rollicking "Anyway Bye Bye," One More Song ends up being a pleasurable set of modest songs from a musician who was glad to be home.

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