Paradise (Pirates of the Mississippi album)

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Studio album by Pirates of the Mississippi
Released 1995 (1995)
Genre Country
Label Giant
Producer David Malloy
James Stroud
Pirates of the Mississippi chronology
The Best of Pirates of the Mississippi
Heaven and a Dixie Night

Paradise is the fifth studio album, and the sixth album overall, by the American country music band Pirates of the Mississippi. It was released in 1995 as their only album for the Giant label, and it did not produce any chart singles. Shortly after this album's release, Pirates of the Mississippi disbanded, and remained inactive until guitarist Rich Alves and vocalist Bill McCorvey reunited in the early 2000s as a duo.

David Malloy produced the entire album, with assistance from James Stroud on all tracks except "Paradise", "I Think Locally", and "Feed Jake".[1]


The title track was later recorded by John Anderson on his 1996 album which was also titled Paradise, and was also produced by James Stroud. Anderson's version of the song was a single.

Critical reception[edit]

Giving it 3 out of 5 stars, Shawn Ryan of New Country magazine praised the album for its "upbeat romps" and "songs with a keen eye for detailing the heart of blue-collar life with respect and affection".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Paradise" (Bob McDill, Roger Murrah) – 2:46
  2. "Let the Joneses Win" (John Jarrard, Wendell Mobley, Kent Wells) – 3:02
  3. "911" (Bill McCorvey, Rich Alves, Gary Harrison) – 2:48
  4. "The Biggest Broken Hearts" (McCorvey, Alves, Harrison) – 3:51
  5. "I Think Locally" (McCorvey, Murrah, John Schweers) – 3:08
  6. "Weakness for the Weekend" (Tim Johnson) – 2:48
  7. "When Her Love Was Mine" (Bob Regan, Mark D. Sanders) – 2:56
  8. "Country" (Murrah, Marcus Hummon) – 2:34
  9. "Rodeo Queen" (Alves, McCorvey, Dean Townson) – 3:42
  10. "Feed Jake" (Danny Mayo) – 4:09
    • live recording


Compiled from liner notes.[1]

Pirates of the Mississippi
  • Rich Alves — lead guitar, background vocals
  • Jimmy Lowe — drums, background vocals
  • Bill McCorvey — lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dean Townson — bass guitar, background vocals
Additional musicians


  1. ^ a b Paradise (CD booklet). Pirates of the Mississippi. Giant Records. 1995. 24603. 
  2. ^ Ryan, Shawn (July 1995). "Reviews: Pirates of the Mississippi — Paradise". New Country 2 (7): 62. ISSN 1074-536X. 

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