Painted Desert Serenade

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Painted Desert Serenade
Painted Desert Serenade.jpg
Studio album by Joshua Kadison
Released May 18, 1993
Genre Piano rock, soft rock
Length 36:51
Label Capitol, SBK
Producer Rod Argent, David Kershenbaum, Peter Van Hooke
Joshua Kadison chronology
Painted Desert Serenade
(1993)
Delilah Blue
(1995)

Painted Desert Serenade is the debut studio release from American pianist/singer-songwriter Joshua Kadison, released in 1993 on SBK (a subsidiary of Capitol Records). It featured two singles, both of which reached the top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100: "Jessie" peaked at number 26 in the US (while placing three spots in Sweden a year after its release), while the track "Beautiful in My Eyes" managed a chart placing of 19 in 1994.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Joshua Kadison.

  1. "Jessie" 5:18
  2. "Painted Desert Serenade" 2:56
  3. "Beau's All Night Radio Love Line" 4:26
  4. "Invisible Man" 4:57
  5. "Mama's Arms" 3:00
  6. "Beautiful in My Eyes" 4:07
  7. "Picture Postcards from LA" 4:33
  8. "When A Woman Cries" 3:31
  9. "Georgia Rain" 4:03

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Rod Argent, David Kershenbaum & Peter Van Hooke
  • Recording Engineers: John Kurlander, Simon Smart, Kevin Smith
  • Mixed by Rob Eaton, David Kershenbaum & Kevin Smith
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig

Reception[edit]

Reviewing the album for Allmusic, Bryan Buss called it "chock full of odes to finding romance, longing for romance and losing romance".

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