Jimmy Messina - One More Mile (1983) 2008, Remastered Reissue

Jimmy Messina - One More Mile (1983) 2008, Remastered Reissue

Artist: Jim Messina
Title: One More Mile
Year Of Release: 2008-04-08
Label: Warner Bros. Records Inc./Wounded Bird Records (USA)
Genre: Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Country-Rock
Quality: FLAC (img.+.cue+.log) | MP3 320kbps
Total Time: 38:35
Total Size: 314,73 | 124,52 Mb (Full Scans)

Jim Messina, ex Buffalo Springfield, Poco & Loggins & Messina in this his second solo album is certainly a step up from His first solo outing "Messina" where the pop pretensions got in the way a tad. This one is more reminiscent of his Country Rock leanings in Poco and in fact on some its a pity that some of his former bandmates weren`t helping our on Backing Vocals. It also doesn`t hurt the album`s accessibility that there seem to be one or two borrowed half riffs or half melodies. Not a criticism at all. No this is good old fashioned driving music, not heavy on solos or strongly lyrical but pleasant none the less. As for the songs the title track is something strait out of the Poco songbook, before the next track "Meant to be Together" dips into melancholy. "I got radio" is a song whose content has been covered by artists before and since (Roger McGuinn, Back from Rio) but is lifted above the norm by a great lead guitar part at the end played by the man himself. Playin that Rock n` Roll is yep you guessed it Rock n` Roll. "The Island" sounds like he`s been talking to Paul Cotton in terms of the subject matter. "Treat her Right" could be on Glenn Frey`s "No Fun Aloud" All this is sound Messina music but wait the best is yet to come on track 7 where he suddenly remembers that he`s a class act and delivers accordingly with "We got to get back" Moody beautiful lead guitar, highlighting the mans talent in a wistful, love tune. "Big Tease" is filler but is followed by "Can`t live without you" which includes the familiar riffs I mentioned at the start. Good LA soft rock! If you enjoy Poco from their Ghost Town/Inamorata period or Randy Meisner`s solo work then you may well enjoy this. ~Review by Mitchell Howard~
Reissue of his 1983 album. Jim Messina has had a long history with music, being a member of both Buffalo Springfield & Poco. He was one half of the mega-duo Loggins & Messina. As well he issued a few solo albums. Two of those were on the Warner Brothers label. Messina was released in 1981 & One More Mile was released in 1983. The two albums have been long out of print and here it is back in a remastered version.
Release of the album: 1983 [LP Warner Bros. Records, Cat.# 1-23825, USA]
Release of this CD: 2008, April, 8 [CD Wounded Bird Records (USA), Cat.# WOU 3825 / UPC: 664140382527]
(p) 1983 & 2008 Warner Bros. Records Inc., (c) 2008 Wounded Bird Records
Manufactured by Rhino Entertainment Company
Backing Vocals – Chuck Cochran (tracks: 1,2,3,4,6,8,9), Edie Lehmann (tracks: 2,4,5,7,10), Henry Kapono (tracks: 5), Pauline Wilson (tracks: 2,4,5,7,8,9,10), Tommy Funderburk (tracks: 1,2,3,6,8,9)
Bass – Mark Leonard
Drums – Doane Perry (tracks: 2,5), Jim Saad (tracks: 1,3,4,6,8,9,10)
Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Percussion – Jim Messina
Piano – Jai Winding (tracks: 6,8), Robbie Buchanan (tracks: 2,5)
Piano, Synthesizer – Alan Pasqua (tracks: 1,2,3,4,7,9,10)
Rhythm Guitar – Chas Sandford (tracks: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10)
Saxophone – Ernie Watts (tracks: 6)
Synthesizer – Michael Boddicker (tracks: 10), Peter Wolf (tracks: 6,8)

01. One More Mile (03:53)
(Jim Messina)
02. Meant to Be Together (04:58)
(Jim Messina)
03. I Got Radio (04:02)
(Jim Messina / Michael Towers)
04. Playin' That Rock'n'Roll (04:18)
(Jim Messina)
05. The Island (03:23)
(Jim Messina / David Tate)
06. Treat Her Right (03:07)
(Jim Messina)
07. We Got to Get Back (03:49)
(Jim Messina / Patrick Simmons)
08. Big Tease (03:51)
(Bridget Benenate / Jim Messina / Ric Streeter)
09. Can't Live Without You (04:00)
(Jim Messina)
10. Forever My Love (03:15)
(Jim Messina)
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