Don't Toss This Away

Album: Lone Justice (1985)

Songfacts®:

  • Lone Justice bassist Marvin Etzioni told us that the band cut this C&W weeper about trying to salvage a fading relationship, "way before the first album." He added: "I was involved in arrangement and making sure we had the right band arrangement, but that was Bryan MacLean's song."

    The late American singer, guitarist and songwriter, Bryan Maclean, is best known for his work with the influential late '60s rock band Love especially their classic track, "Alone Again Or". Maclean was the half-brother of Lone Justice vocalist Maria McKee. The siblings worked together as a duo in the early 1980s, before McKee formed Lone Justice.

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