Messina, Jim

Band members               Related acts

- Jeff Elliott - horns (1979)

- Jim Messina - vocals, guitar (1979)

- Tony Moreno - drums, percussion (1979)

- Wayne Nelson - bass, backing vocals (1979)

- Jim Studer - keyboards, backing vocals (1979)

- Craig Thomas - sax, brass (1979)




- The Buffalo Springfield

- Loggins and Messina

- Poco






Genre: pop

Rating: * (1 stars)

Title:  Oasis

Company: Columbia

Catalog: JC-36140

Year: 1979

Country/State: Texas

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: original inner sleeve; promo stamp on back cover; white inner label

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4391

Price: $4.00

Cost: $66.00


Jim Messina has one of those pedigrees most people would kill for - member of Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Loggins and Messina; in-demand producer, talented artist, etc.  


That background makes 1979's self-produced "Oasis" all the more disappointing.  Technically there's nothing wrong with these eight tracks.  Messina's instantly recognizable voice is in fine shape and the performances are technically immaculate.  Unfortunately, the set's overwhelming MOR feel is simply deadening.  Tracks such as 'New and Different Way', 'Seeing You (For the First Time)' and 'Free To Be Me' seldom rise above lite jazz muzak status.  Slogging through the set made me long to hear some of his Poco-styled country rock, or even his Loggins & Messina pop-oriented catalog.  One of the few albums we've awarded a one star designation.  Geez, I can't even pick a favorite song on this set!


"Oasis" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) New and Different Way   (Jim Messina) - 

2.) Seeing You (For the First Time)   (Jim Messina - Craig Thomas) - 

3.) Free To Be Me   (Jim Messina - Jeff Elliott - Dominic Camardella) - 

4.) Talk To Me   (Jim Messina) - 


(side 2)
.) Love Is Here   (Jim Messina - Craig Thomas) - 

2.) Waitin' On You   (Jim Messina - Craig Thomas) - 

3.) (Is This) Lovin' You Lady   (Jim Messina) - 

4.) The Magic of Love   (Jim Messina) - 





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