Just Another Day in Paradise

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Just Another Day in Paradise
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Studio album by Bertie Higgins
Released 1982
Recorded Pyramid "Eye" Recording Studio, Lookout Mountain, GA, and Southern Tracks Recording Studio, Atlanta, GA, January–November 1981
Genre Soft rock
Length 40:52
Label Kat Family/Epic
Producer Sonny Limbo &
Scott MacLellan
Bertie Higgins chronology
- Just Another Day in Paradise
(1982)
Pirates & Poets
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Just Another Day in Paradise is a 1982 album by American singer-songwriter Bertie Higgins.

The album spawned the Top 10 single "Key Largo" as well as the title track which was released as a follow up. The single "Just Another Day in Paradise" was not as big a hit as "Key Largo" but received much airplay and also hit the Country charts as well.

In Asia, the other international hit "Casablanca" was generated from the album. The song was recorded by Japanese singer Hiromi Go in same year, and its cover version reached #2 on the Japanese chart, finally selling more than 500,000 copies. Likewise, this album that featured the original version of "Casablanca" achieved commercial success, and finally it became the second best-selling album of 1982 by a Western artist on that country's official hit parade, Oricon.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Just Another Day in Paradise" (Bertie Higgins, C. Jones, Sonny Limbo) – 3:56
  2. "Casablanca" (John Healy, Higgins, Limbo) – 4:34
  3. "Candledancer" (Higgins) – 3:48
  4. "Key Largo" (Higgins, Limbo) – 3:20
  5. "Port O' Call (Savannah '55)" (Higgins) – 3:26
  6. "White Line Fever" (Higgins, Limbo) – 3:59
  7. "The Heart Is the Hunter" (Higgins) – 3:27
  8. "She's Gone to Live on the Mountain" (Higgins) – 3:26
  9. "Down at the Blue Moon" (Higgins) – 3:57
  10. "The Tropics" (Higgins) – 7:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Bertie Higgins: Main Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Cymbals, Percussion
  • Gloria Higgins-Burke, Doug Johnson, Mann & Phyllis Loiacono, Lu Moss, Dave Powell, Suzi Smith, Mike Sullivan, Cheryl Wilson: Vocal Backing
  • Ken Bell, Shelton Irwin, Barry Richmond: Acoustic & Electric Guitars
  • Jeff Pinkham: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Mandolin
  • Norman Blake: Mandolin
  • John Healy: Keyboards & Piano
  • Steve Nathan: Keyboards, Piano, Organ
  • Ed Leamon: Sax
  • Gary Baker, Arch Pearson: Bass
  • Owen Hale, Bill Marshall: Drums
  • Mickey Buckins, Edward Higgins: Congas & Percussion

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Country Chart Position
1982 Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 4
1982 United States The Billboard 200 38

Singles[edit]

Year Country Charts Single Position
1982 North America Billboard Hot 100 "Key Largo" 8
1982 North America Billboard AC "Key Largo" 1
1982 North America Billboard Country "Key Largo" 50
1982 Australia Kent Music Report "Key Largo" 2
1982 North America Billboard Hot 100 "Just Another Day in Paradise" 46
1982 North America Billboard AC "Just Another Day in Paradise" 10
1982 North America Billboard Country "Just Another Day in Paradise" 90
1982 Japan Oricon Weekly "Casablanca" 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Japanese Oricon Year-End International Albums Chart of 1982