Life as We Know It (album)

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Life as We Know It
Life as We Know It.jpg
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'
(1984)Wheels Are Turnin'1984
Life as We Know It
The Hits
(1988)The Hits1988
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 growing tensions 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]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
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
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Screams and Whispers" Kelly, Gary Richrath, Billy Steinberg 3:29
7. "Can't Get You Out of My Heart" Cronin, Kelly, Steinberg 3:33
8. "Over the Edge" Kelly, Richrath, Steinberg 3:56
9. "Accidents Can Happen" Bruce Hall, Jeffery B. Hall 4:20
10. "Tired of Getting Nowhere" Cronin 4:11