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A Pauper in Paradise

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Released  Nov 7, 1977
Length  40:56
Artist  Gino Vannelli
Genre  Pop
Recorded  1977
A Pauper in Paradise  Brother to Brother
Release date  7 November 1977
Label  Polydor Records
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A Pauper in Paradise is the fifth studio album by Italian-Canadian singer Gino Vannelli.


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Track listing

All music and lyrics by Gino Vannelli.

Side 1
  1. "Mardi Gras" – 3:26
  2. "Valleys of Valhalla" – 4:23
  3. "The Surest Things Can Change" – 4:35
  4. "One Night with You" – 4:18
  5. "A Song and Dance" – 3:37
Side 2
  1. "Black and Blue" – 4:21
  2. "A Pauper in Paradise (In Four Movements)" – 15:14


  • Gino Vannelli – vocals
  • Joe Vannelli – Fender Rhodes, synthesizer, acoustic piano, synthesizer programming, background vocals, synthesizer string and brass arrangements
  • Bill Meyers – synthesizer, synthesizer bass, acoustic piano, background vocals
  • Dido – congas, bongos
  • Casey Scheuerell – drums
  • Chris Rhyne – synthesizer bass, keyboards
  • Mark Davis – bass guitar on "The Surest Things Can Change"
  • John J. Mandel – timpani, percussion
  • Dick Morrissey – tenor saxophone
  • Joanie Bartels, Jay Stone, Joanne Layde, Lynda Carter – background vocals
  • The John McCarthy Choir on "A Pauper in Paradise"
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestrated and Conducted by Don Sebesky on "Black and Blue" and "A Pauper in Paradise"
  • Songs

    1Mardi Gras3:30
    2Valleys of Valhalla4:27
    3Surest Things Can Change4:40


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