Trouble in Paradise (Randy Newman album)

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Trouble in Paradise
Randy Newman-Trouble in Paradise (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Randy Newman
Released January 17, 1983[1]
Recorded 1982
Studio Warner Bros. Recording Studios, North Hollywood, California
Genre Soft rock
Length 39:36
Label Warner Bros., Reprise
Producer Russ Titelman, Lenny Waronker
Randy Newman chronology
Born Again
(1979)Born Again1979
Trouble in Paradise
(1983)
Land of Dreams
(1988)Land of Dreams1988
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]

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.