|Prisoners in Paradise|
|Studio album by|
|Released||23 September 1991|
|Studio||Enterprise Studios, Burbank, California, United States|
|Singles from Prisoners in Paradise|
|The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||3/10|
Prisoners in Paradise is the fifth studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. It was released on 23 September 1991, by Epic Records and spawned hits such as the title track, "Prisoners in Paradise" and "I'll Cry for You". The album did not chart in the US, which is unusual for a major label follow-up to two recent (multi)platinum albums. Prisoners in Paradise is the last album to feature guitarist Kee Marcello.
The band's guitarist Kee Marcello states in his 2011 biography that Bob Rock was the first choice for producer for this album, and agreed initially but pulled out to work on Metallica´s eponymous album instead. The large number of finished bonus tracks is also explained in this book: the first version of this album, called "Seventh Sign" was rejected by the label in 1990 and the band had to write and record new songs.Five more tracks were demoed in addition to the 25 listed below; two of them were rewritten and became "New Love in Town" on Last Look at Eden and "Bring it All Home" on Bag of Bones . Most of the unreleased songs down below can be found on YouTube as demo recordings. Two of the previously unreleased tracks, "Wild Child" and "I Don't Know How to Love No More" were re-recorded for Kee Marcello's 2016 solo album "Scaling Up" on Frontiers Records.
|1.||"All or Nothing"||Eric Martin, Andre Pessis, Joey Tempest||Tempest||3:54|
|2.||"Halfway to Heaven"||Tempest, Jim Vallance||Tempest, Vallance||4:06|
|3.||"I'll Cry for You"||Tempest, Nick Graham||Tempest, Graham||5:21|
|4.||"Little Bit of Lovin'"||Tempest||Tempest, Kee Marcello||4:48|
|5.||"Talk to Me"||Tempest, Mic Michaeli||Tempest, Michaeli||4:06|
|6.||"Seventh Sign"||Tempest||Tempest, Marcello, Michaeli||4:42|
|7.||"Prisoners in Paradise"||Tempest||Tempest||5:36|
|8.||"Bad Blood"||Tempest, Michaeli||Tempest, Marcello||4:19|
|9.||"Homeland"||Tempest, Michaeli||Tempest, Marcello, Michaeli||4:51|
|10.||"Got Your Mind in the Gutter"||Tempest, Beau Hill||Marcello, Hill||4:59|
|11.||"'Til My Heart Beats Down Your Door"||Brian McDonald, Fiona||Tempest, Michaeli||3:47|
|12.||"Girl from Lebanon"||Tempest||Tempest||4:20|
|13.||"Break Free"||Tempest||Tempest, Marcello||4:05|
|14.||"Yesterday's News"||Tempest, Marcello, Michaeli, John Levén, Ian Haugland||Tempest||5:27|
|13.||"Mr. Government Man"||Tempest, Hill||Tempest, Hill||3:36|
|14.||"Long Time Comin'"||Tempest||Tempest, Marcello||3:55|
|1.||"Sweet Love Child" (released on the 1982–1992 and 1982–2000 compilations)||Tempest, Marcello, Michaeli||4:57|
|2.||"Rainbow Warrior" (released on CD with Encyclopedia of Swedish Hard Rock and Heavy Metal 1970-1996)||Tempest, Marcello, Michaeli, Levén, Haugland||6:35|
|3.||"Blame It on Me" (released on CD with Encyclopedia of Swedish Hard Rock and Heavy Metal vol II (2002) )||Tempest, Marcello, Michaeli, Levén, Haugland||4:45|
|4.||"Here Comes the Night" (released on the compilation album Rock the Night: The Very Best of Europe)||Tempest||4:27|
|2.||"Don't Know How to Love No More"||5:50|
|5.||"Never Gonna Say Goodbye"||3:45|
|7.||"I Want Your Love"||6:20|
(Note: These unreleased demos can, for some reason, be heard on YouTube and, thusly, accurate time lengths for these songs were acquired.)
|Sweden||GLF||1992||Platinum (+ 100,000)|
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