Good Trouble

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Good Trouble
Studio album by REO Speedwagon
Released June 1982
Recorded February–May 1982
Genre Hard rock, pop rock
Length 37:57
Label Epic
Producer Kevin Cronin, Kevin Beamish, Alan Gratzer, Gary Richrath
REO Speedwagon chronology
Hi Infidelity
(1980)
Good Trouble
(1982)
Wheels Are Turnin'
(1984)
Singles from Good Trouble
  1. "Keep the Fire Burnin'"
    Released: 1982
  2. "Sweet Time"
    Released: 1982
  3. "The Key"
    Released: 1982
  4. "Stillness of the Night"
    Released: 1982
  5. "Good Trouble"
    Released: 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Good Trouble is the tenth studio album by REO Speedwagon, released in 1982 as a follow-up to Hi Infidelity. It was the second-best selling album in the band's history, subsequently tied with Wheels Are Turnin', peaking at #7 on the Billboard charts. The single "Keep the Fire Burnin'" gave the band a #7 hit on Billboard's Pop Singles Chart and a #2 hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, their highest-charting hit on this chart.

None of the songs from this album have been performed by the band in concert since 1983 except "Keep The Fire Burnin'", which was played as an acoustic version in their two shows at Valencia, Venezuela during the "Live As We Know It Tour '87," and has been played occasionally in more recent years.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Keep the Fire Burnin'" (Kevin Cronin) - 3:53
  2. "Sweet Time" (Cronin) - 3:08
  3. "Girl with the Heart of Gold" (Bruce Hall) - 4:24
  4. "Every Now and Then" (Gary Richrath) - 4:00
  5. "I'll Follow You" (Richrath) - 4:24
  6. "The Key" (Cronin) - 3:26
  7. "Back in My Heart Again" (Richrath) - 3:19
  8. "Let's Be-Bop" (Hall) - 3:14
  9. "Stillness of the Night" (Richrath) - 3:43
  10. "Good Trouble" (Cronin) - 4:08

Personnel[edit]

REO Speedwagon[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Steve Forman: Percussion, Chimes, Shaker, Crotales
  • Richard Page: Backing vocals
  • Tom Kelly: Backing vocals

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Kevin Cronin, Gary Richrath, Alan Gratzer & Kevin Beamish
  • Engineers: Kevin Beamish
  • Assistant Engineers: Bruce Barris, Tom Cummings
  • Mastering: Jeff Sanders

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1982 "Keep The Fire Burnin" Billboard Hot 100 7
Mainstream Rock Chart 2
"Sweet Time" Billboard Hot 100 26
"The Key" Mainstream Rock Chart 34
"Stillness of the Night" Mainstream Rock Chart 19
"Good Trouble" Mainstream Rock Chart 51

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