Love Zone

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This article is about the Billy Ocean album. For the song, see Love Zone (song). For the album by Surface, see Love Zone (Surface album).
Love Zone
Studio album by Billy Ocean
Released January 22, 1986
Recorded 1985
Genre Contemporary R&B, dance-pop, soul, pop rock
Length 45:01
Label Jive Records/Arista Records
Producer Barry Eastmond and Wayne Brathwaite
Billy Ocean chronology
Love Zone
Tear Down These Walls
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Love Zone is the sixth album recorded by R&B singer Billy Ocean. The album includes the hit singles "Love Zone" and "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)", as well as "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going", which had originally been featured on the soundtrack to the 1985 film The Jewel of the Nile.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" (5:45) (Ocean, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Wayne Braithwaite, Barry Eastmond)
  2. "Love Zone" (5:37) (Ocean, Barry Eastmond, Wayne Braithwaite)[2]
  3. "Without You" (5:03) (Ocean, Wayne Braithwaite, Barry Eastmond)
  4. "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)" (4:55) (Ocean, Wayne Braithwaite, Barry Eastmond)
  5. "Bittersweet" (4:58) (Ocean, Wayne Braithwaite, Barry Eastmond)
  6. "It's Never Too Late To Try" (4:54) (Ocean, Barry Eastmond, Wayne Braithwaite, Jolyon Skinner)
  7. "Showdown" (4:58) (Ocean, Barry Eastmond, Wayne Braithwaite, Jolyon Skinner)
  8. "Promise Me" (4:36) (Jonathan Butler, Jolyon Skinner)[2]
  9. "Love Is Forever" (4:15) (Ocean, Wayne Braithwaite, Barry Eastmond)

Expanded Edition (released July 2011)[edit]

Bonus Tracks

10. Love Zone (Extended Version)

11. Bittersweet (Extended Version)

12. When The Going Gets Tough (Club Mix)

13. There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) (7" Version)

Production credits[edit]

  • Executive producer on track 1: Robert John "Mutt" Lange
  • Produced by Barry J. Eastmond and Wayne Brathwaite
  • Engineer: Steve Power
  • Mixing: Nigel Green

See also[edit]