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- Released: January 30, 1996
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: BMG
Entertainment Weekly - 2/2/96, p.59
"This funky blend of honky-tonk, blues and outlaw rock finds Anderson at the peak of his expressive form....A joy."
- Rating: A-
- 2.Long Hard Lesson Learned
- 3.The Band Plays On
- 4.My Kind of Crazy
- 5.Let the Guitar Do the Talkin'
- 6.30,000 Feet
- 7.It Wouldn't Kill Me
- 8.Love Comes Back Around
- 9.Bad Weather
- 10.They Spent Forever
Personnel: John Anderson (vocals, guitar); Larry Byrom, Biff Watson (acoustic guitar); Dann Huff, Mark Knopfler (electric guitar); Paul Franklin, Sonny Garrish (steel guitar, dobro); Joe Spivey (fiddle, mandolin); Matt Rollings, Gary Smith (piano); Darel Decounter (Hammond organ); Mike Brignardello, Glenn Worf (bass); Eddie Bayers, Lonnie Wilson (drums); Curtis Wright, Curtis Young, John Wesley Ryles, Levon Helm (background vocals).
Personnel: John Anderson (vocals, guitar); Larry Byrom, Biff Watson (acoustic guitar); Dann Huff, Mark Knopfler (electric guitar); Paul Franklin , Sonny Garrish (steel guitar); Joe Spivey (mandolin, fiddle); Gary W. Smith , Matt Rollings (piano); Lonnie Wilson, Eddie Bayers (drums); Curtis Wright, Curtis Young, John Wesley Ryles, Levon Helm (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Chris Lord-Alge.
Recording information: LOUD Recording; Sixteenth Avenue Sound; Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN.
Photographers: Peter Nash ; Griffin Norman.
Featuring guest appearances by Levon Helm and Mark Knopfler, John Anderson's Paradise is a typically consistent effort from the singer, featuring a handful of great songs that cancel out the fair amount of filler on the record. ~ Sara Sytsma