Trouble in Paradise (Randy Newman album)

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Trouble in Paradise
Randy Newman-Trouble in Paradise (album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 17, 1983[1]
Recorded1982
StudioWarner Bros. Recording Studios, North Hollywood, California
GenreSoft rock
Length39:36
LabelWarner Bros., Reprise
ProducerRuss Titelman, Lenny Waronker
Randy Newman chronology
Born Again
(1979)
Trouble in Paradise
(1983)
Land of Dreams
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau(A-)[4]

Trouble in Paradise is the seventh album by American composer Randy Newman. It spawned local anthem "I Love L.A.", and minor hit, "The Blues," a duet with Paul Simon.

Trouble in Paradise was ranked as number 67 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s list.[5]

A cover version of "Real Emotional Girl" by the Canadian singer Patricia O'Callaghan appears on her 2001 album Real Emotional Girl.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Randy Newman.

  1. "I Love L.A." - 3:29
  2. "Christmas in Capetown" - 4:21
  3. "The Blues" - 3:01
  4. "Same Girl" - 2:53
  5. "Mikey's" - 2:10
  6. "My Life Is Good" - 4:38
  7. "Miami" - 4:04
  8. "Real Emotional Girl" - 2:28
  9. "Take Me Back" - 4:09
  10. "There's a Party at My House" - 2:50
  11. "I'm Different" - 2:33
  12. "Song for the Dead" - 3:00

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Paulinho Da Costa - percussion on "Take Me Back", "Christmas In Capetown" and "The Blues"
  • Ralph Grierson - piano on "Same Girl" and "Real Emotional Girl"
  • Neil Larsen - piano solo on "The Blues"
  • Dean Parks - guitar on "I'm Different", guitar solo on "The Blues", mandolin and additional guitar on "Miami"
  • Waddy Wachtel - rhythm guitar on "I Love L.A"
  • Paul Simon - vocals on "The Blues"

Horn Section[edit]

  • Larry Williams – horns on "Take Me Back" and "I Love L.A"
  • Steve Madaio - horns on "Take Me Back"
  • Ernie Watts – horns on "Take Me Back", sax solo on "My Life Is Good"
  • Jerry Hey - horns on "There's A Party At My House"
  • Jim Horn and Jon Smith - horns on "There's A Party At My House" and "Mickey's"

Background Vocals[edit]

Technical
  • Mark Linett - engineer, mixing
  • Tim Newman - cover photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard - Google Boeken". Books.google.com. 1983-01-08. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  2. ^ Mark Deming. "Trouble in Paradise - Randy Newman | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  3. ^ Rolling Stone Archived July 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "CG: Randy Newman". Robert Christgau. 1995-10-31. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  5. ^ "100 Best Albums of the Eighties: Randy Newman, 'Trouble in Paradise'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-05-24.