Randy Newman’s ‘Trouble in Paradise’

Randy Newman’s ‘Trouble in Paradise’ is his seventh album released on January 17, 1983 by Warner Bros.

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Track Listing : 1.I Love L.A. (Randy Newman) – 03:29 . 2.Christmas In Capetown (Randy Newman) – 04:21 . 3.The Blues (Randy Newman) – 03:01 . 4.Same Girl (Randy Newman) – 02:53 . 5.Mikey’S (Randy Newman) – 02:10 . 6.My Life Is Good (Randy Newman) – 04:38 . 7.Miami (Randy Newman) – 04:04 . 8.Real Emotional Girl (Randy Newman) – 02:28 . 9.Take Me Back (Randy Newman) – 04:09 . 10.There’S A Party At My House (Randy Newman) – 02:50 . 11.I’M Different (Randy Newman) – 02:33 . 12.Song For The Dead (Randy Newman) – 03:00

Musicians : Jennifer Warnes – Vocals . Don Henley – Vocals . Steve Lukather – Guitar . Larry Williams – Horns . Steve Madaio – Horns . Ernie Watts – Horns . Jerry Hey – Horns . Jim Horn – Horns . Jon Smith – Horns . Ralph Grierson – Piano . Neil Larson – Piano . David Paich – Keyboards . Michael Boddicker – Keyboards . Nathan East – Bass . Jeff Porcaro – Drums . Lenny Castro – Percussion . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Christine Mcvie – Background Vocals . Wendy Waldman – Background Vocals . Lindsey Buckingham – Background Vocals . Bob Seger – Background Vocals . Linda Ronstadt – Background Vocals . Rickie Lee Jones – Background Vocals . Paul Simon – Vocals On (3) . Waddy Wachtel – Guitar

Production : Produced By Russ Titelman, Lenny Waronker . Mark Linett – Engineer

Recorded 1982 At Warner Brothers Studios, North Hollywood, California.

Released On January 17, 1983 By Warner Bros..

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Rolling Stone
Newman has taken the notion of paradise and flung it open, across the world, across our culture and into our emotions. His facility and wit are no surprise; it is his newfound (or newly expressed) perceptivity, steeped in human emotion, that makes Trouble in Paradise both humorous and heartfelt. […]

Guy’s Music Review Site
Like Springsteen’s grossly misunderstood “Born in the U.S.A.,” Newman’s obviously mocking “I Love L.A.” became a beloved ode to the City of Angels when it was all over the media during the Olympics of 1984. Admittedly, Newman never says explicitly negative things about the city, but his intonation and the line “Look at that bum over there; he’s on his knees” are hard to ignore. […]

Don Ignacio’s Music Reviews
It’s definitely not for the casual fan. It’s the weaker sibling of Born Again, so I’d only get this if you’re a fan of that album like I am! But I was pretty weird for liking that album, so you probably shouldn’t even listen to what I’ve been saying about it. Really. Don’t listen to me. […]

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