1982 REO Speedwagon – Good Trouble

Good Trouble is the tenth studio album by REO Speedwagon, released in 1982 as a follow-up to Hi Infidelity. It was the second-best selling album in the band’s history, subsequently tied with Wheels Are Turnin’, peaking at #7 on the Billboard charts. The single “Keep the Fire Burnin'” gave the band a #7 hit on Billboard’s Pop Singles Chart and a #2 hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, their highest-charting hit on this chart.

None of the songs from this album have been performed by the band in concert since 1983 except “Keep the Fire Burnin'”, which was played as an acoustic version in their two shows at Valencia, Venezuela during the “Live As We Know It Tour ’87,” and has been played occasionally in more recent years. “The Key” was part of a five-song medley the band performed during their 2001 tour. In 2013, the album was released on CD by UK-based company Rock Candy Records, with expanded liner notes and photos.

Tracks

Keep The Fire Burnin’ (Kevin Cronin) 03:55
Sweet Time (Kevin Cronin) 03:09
3  Girl With The Heart Of Gold (Bruce Hall) 04:26
4  Every Now And Then (Gary Richrath) 04:00
5  I’ll Follow You (Gary Richrath) 04:25
6  The Key (Kevin Cronin) 03:26
7  Back In My Heart Again (Gary Richrath) 03:20
8  Let’s Be-Bop (Bruce Hall) 03:15
9  Stillness Of The Night (Gary Richrath) 03:44
10  Good Trouble (Kevin Cronin) 04:10

Musicians

1 Keep The Fire Burnin’

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
OrganNeal Doughty
PianoKevin Cronin
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsRichard Page
VocalsKevin Cronin


2 Sweet Time

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
OrganNeal Doughty
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsKevin Cronin


3 Girl With The Heart Of Gold

DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
SynthesizerNeal Doughty
TambourineAlan Gratzer
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsBruce Hall
VocalsKevin Cronin


4 Every Now And Then

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarKevin Cronin
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
PianoNeal Doughty
SynthesizerNeal Doughty
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsKevin Cronin


5 I’ll Follow You

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
PianoNeal Doughty
VocalsKevin Cronin


6 The Key

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
OrganNeal Doughty
PianoNeal Doughty
PercussionSteve Forman
VocalsKevin Cronin


7 Back In My Heart Again

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
TambourineAlan Gratzer
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
PianoNeal Doughty
SynthesizerNeal Doughty
VocalsKevin Cronin


8 Let’s Be-Bop

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
OrganNeal Doughty
Background VocalsKevin Cronin
VocalsBruce Hall


9 Stillness Of The Night

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
SynthesizerNeal Doughty
VocalsKevin Cronin


10 Good Trouble

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
GuitarKevin Cronin
OrganNeal Doughty
VocalsKevin Cronin

Liner Notes

Producer – Alan Gratzer, Gary Richrath, Kevin Beamish, Kevin Cronin
Arranged By – Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon
Engineer – Kevin Beamish
Engineer (Assistant) – Bruce Barris, Tom Cummings
Mastered By – Jeff Sanders


Art Direction, Design – John Kosh, Ron Larson
Photography By – Aaron Rapoport

Mastered At Kendun Recorders
Mixed At Kendun Recorders
Recorded At Sound City Studios
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