Paradise

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Discovered via YouTube covers of pop songs, it's pretty easy to tag Cody Simpson as the Australian Justin Bieber -- particularly as the two pop singers share a manager. Simpson started a steady climb from the Internet into the real world of pop stardom, culminating in the 2012 release of Paradise. Produced by a bevy of producers, including Dr. Luke, Paradise does indeed sound light and breezy, Cody ably surfing its gentle tides. He isn't a powerful presence but he's possibly a more versatile singer than Bieber, sounding as comfortable with sweetly strummed acoustics as he does with thumping (but not too insistent) club beats and offhand allusions to Rihanna. And...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Discovered via YouTube covers of pop songs, it's pretty easy to tag Cody Simpson as the Australian Justin Bieber -- particularly as the two pop singers share a manager. Simpson started a steady climb from the Internet into the real world of pop stardom, culminating in the 2012 release of Paradise. Produced by a bevy of producers, including Dr. Luke, Paradise does indeed sound light and breezy, Cody ably surfing its gentle tides. He isn't a powerful presence but he's possibly a more versatile singer than Bieber, sounding as comfortable with sweetly strummed acoustics as he does with thumping (but not too insistent) club beats and offhand allusions to Rihanna. And this Paradise very rarely gets rocky -- everything is clean and polished, accentuating Simpson's boy-next-door personality. Whatever Simpson lacks in mischief or danger, he compensates in sweetness, something that's reflected throughout this album. Paradise doesn't demand attention, but that's part of the appeal of the album and Cody himself; this is amiable, ingratiating music with a cheerful spirit. At its core, it's almost a throwback to the days when teen idols didn't text, they just sang about puppy love.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2012
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678824678
  • Catalog Number: 529802
  • Sales rank: 15,854

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Paradise (3:16)
  2. 2 Got Me Good (2:54)
  3. 3 Be the One (2:55)
  4. 4 Hello (3:36)
  5. 5 Tears on Your Pillow (4:03)
  6. 6 Wish U Were Here - Becky G (3:16)
  7. 7 I Love Girls (2:49)
  8. 8 Back to You (3:36)
  9. 9 Summer Shade (3:05)
  10. 10 Gentleman (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cody Simpson Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Mitchum Chin Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Alex Dezen Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar
Chris Morris Electric Guitar
Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee Drums
Taio Cruz Vocals
Ava James Vocals
Benny Steele Percussion
Hayley Gene Background Vocals
Nasri Background Vocals
Trent Mazur Guitar
Mike Freesh Bass
Becky G Vocals
Prestige Worldwide Vocals
Technical Credits
Juan Negrete Engineer
John Ryan Composer, Producer, Engineer
Joe West Composer
David Kutch Mastering
Vincent Watson Engineer
Emily Wright Engineer, Vocal Producer
Mitchum Chin Composer
Dr. Luke Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Colby O'Donis Composer
Alex Dezen Composer
Bonnie McKee Composer
Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Taio Cruz Composer
Nick Bilardello Art Direction
Adam Messinger Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Nasri Atweh Composer
Chris Stang Marketing
Drew Pearson Composer, Producer
Benny Steele Engineer
Henry Walter Composer
Hayley Gene Composer
Garrick Smith Composer, Producer
Craig Paulsen Composer
Bryan Nelson Composer
The Futuristics Producer, Engineer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan Engineer, Vocal Producer
Ryan Marrone Composer, Producer
Alex Schwartz Composer
August Rigo Composer
Michael Warren Composer
Cody Simpson Composer
Alex Heme Toval Engineer
Clint Gibbs Engineer
Edwin "Lil Eddie" Serrano Composer
Lukasz Gottwald Composer
Joe Khajadourian Composer
Cirkut Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Rob Gold Art Manager
Nasri Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Nolan Lambroza Composer, Programming, Instrumentation, Additional Production
Tyler Acord Engineer
Trent Mazur Additional Production
Mike Freesh drum programming, Additional Production
Paul Wright Composer
Jon Bellion Composer
Jenn Decilveo Composer
Jackson Michelsson Composer
Fresh Good$ Producer
Daniel Zaidenstdt Engineer
The Hit Brothers Producer
Rebbeca Marie Gomez Composer
Matt Salinas Composer
Jonathan Bellion Producer
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