Life as We Know It (album)

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Life as We Know It
Studio album by REO Speedwagon
Released February 1987
Recorded April - December 1986 at Rumbo Recorders, Los Angeles
Genre Rock
Length 40:19
Label Epic
Producer Kevin Cronin
Gary Richrath
Alan Gratzer
David DeVore
REO Speedwagon chronology
Wheels Are Turnin'
Life as We Know It
The Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (unfavorable)[2]

Life as We Know It is the twelfth studio album by REO Speedwagon, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). It features "That Ain't Love" and "In My Dreams", both of which were Top 20 hits; "Variety Tonight", which reached #60 on the Hot 100; and "One Too Many Girlfriends", which showcased the ongoing friction between band members Kevin Cronin and Gary Richrath. This is the group's final studio release with Richrath and Gratzer, as well as their final top 40 album to date.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "New Way to Love" (Kevin Cronin) - 4:08
  2. "That Ain't Love" (Cronin) - 4:01
  3. "In My Dreams" (Cronin, Tom Kelly) - 4:30
  4. "One Too Many Girlfriends" (Cronin) - 3:57
  5. "Variety Tonight" (Neal Doughty) - 4:26
  6. "Screams and Whispers" (Gary Richrath, Kelly, Billy Steinberg) - 3:29
  7. "Can't Get You Out of My Heart" (Cronin, Kelly, Steinberg) - 3:33
  8. "Over the Edge" (Richrath, Kelly, Steinberg) - 3:56
  9. "Accidents Can Happen" (Bruce Hall, Jeffery B. Hall) - 4:20
  10. "Tired of Getting Nowhere" (Cronin) - 4:11


REO Speedwagon