Trouble in Paradise (Randy Newman album)
|Trouble in Paradise|
|Studio album by Randy Newman|
|Released||January 17, 1983|
Warner Brothers Studios, North Hollywood, California
|Label||Warner Bros., Reprise|
|Producer||Russ Titelman, Lenny Waronker|
|Randy Newman chronology|
Trouble in Paradise is the seventh album by American composer Randy Newman. Released four years after his last commercial album, 1979's Born Again, and two years after he composed the original score for the 1981 film Ragtime, it was well-received as a return to form. It spawned the smash hit "I Love L.A." in addition to a duet with Paul Simon on "The Blues."
The album was different from previous Newman albums, full of synthesizers, drum loops, and samples. The writing also somewhat abandoned the country-tinged folkiness of his work in the 1970s in favor of somewhat glossy synth pop.
All songs written by Randy Newman.
- "I Love L.A." - 3:29
- "Christmas in Capetown" - 4:21
- "The Blues" - 3:01
- "Same Girl" - 2:53
- "Mikey's" - 2:10
- "My Life Is Good" - 4:38
- "Miami" - 4:04
- "Real Emotional Girl" - 2:28
- "Take Me Back" - 4:09
- "There's a Party at My House" - 2:50
- "I'm Different" - 2:33
- "Song for the Dead" - 3:00
- Randy Newman - vocals, piano
- Jennifer Warnes - vocals
- Don Henley - vocals
- Steve Lukather - guitar
- Larry Williams - horns
- Steve Madaio - horns
- Ernie Watts - horns
- Jerry Hey - horns
- Jim Horn - horns
- Jon Smith - horns
- Ralph Grierson - piano
- Neil Larson - piano
- David Paich - keyboards
- Michael Boddicker - keyboards
- Nathan East - bass
- Jeff Porcaro - drums
- Lenny Castro - percussion
- Paulinho Da Costa - percussion
- Christine McVie - background vocals
- Wendy Waldman - background vocals
- Lindsey Buckingham - background vocals
- Bob Seger - background vocals
- Linda Ronstadt - background vocals
- Rickie Lee Jones - background vocals
- Paul Simon - vocals on "The Blues"
- Waddy Wachtel - guitar
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