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
Delilah Blue

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



  • 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


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