Paradise (John Anderson album)

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Studio album by John Anderson
Released January 30, 1996
Genre Country
Label BNA #66810
Producer James Stroud and John Anderson
John Anderson chronology
Country 'Til I Die
(1994)Country 'Til I Die1994
Greatest Hits
(1996)Greatest Hits1996

Paradise is the sixteenth studio album of country music artist John Anderson. It was released in 1996 under the BNA Records label. The album produced the singles: "Paradise" (also recorded by Pirates of the Mississippi on their 1995 album Paradise), which peaked at 26 on United States Country charts and 21 on Canadian charts, "Long Hard Lesson Learned", which peaked at 51 and "My Kind of Crazy", which peaked at 67.

Critical reception[edit]

Sara Sytsma of Allmusic rated the album two-and-a-half stars out of five, saying that it "featur[es] a handful of great songs that cancel out the fair amount of filler on the record."[1] Chet Flippo of Billboard called it "traditional, uncompromising John Anderson country".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Paradise" (Bob McDill, Roger Murrah) - 2:46
  2. "Long Hard Lesson Learned" (John Anderson, Donna Anderson, Michael A. Anderson) - 3:26
  3. "The Band Plays On" (J. Fred Knobloch, Gary Scruggs) - 3:51
  4. "My Kind of Crazy" (John Jarrard, Delbert McClinton, Gary Nicholson) - 2:42
  5. "Let the Guitar Do the Talkin'" (Kelly Garrett, Craig Wiseman) - 3:41
  6. "30,000 Feet" (J. Anderson, Troy Seals) - 3:00
  7. "It Wouldn't Kill Me" (Larry Boone, Paul Nelson, Tom Shapiro) - 3:07
  8. "Love Comes Back Around" (J. Anderson, D. Anderson, M. Anderson) - 3:21
  9. "Bad Weather" (J. Anderson, Lionel Delmore) - 4:09
  10. "They Spent Forever" (J. Anderson, Delmore) - 3:28


As listed in liner notes.[3]

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1996) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 40


Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1996 "Paradise" 26 21
"Long Hard Lesson Learned" 51 71
"My Kind of Crazy" 67


  1. ^ Sytsma, Sara. "Paradise review". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Flippo, Chet (27 January 1996). "Reviews: Paradise". Billboard: 105. 
  3. ^ Paradise (CD booklet). John Anderson. BNA Records. 1996. 66810.