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This Side of Paradise
Ric Ocasek
This Side of Paradise
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Ric Ocasek
Title: This Side of Paradise
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Geffen Gold Line Sp.
Release Date: 6/1/1997
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Style: Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: This Side of Paradise
UPCs: 720642409824, 075992409841, 720642409848

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Michael W. from ELMHURST, IL
Reviewed on 12/11/2006...
Synth heavy disc from former Cars frontman.

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Eric J. Weik | Dyersburg, TN | 02/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After a bad start, Ric rebounds with his second cd, THIS SIDE OF PARADISE. And with a little help from his CARS' band mates, and some other friends, he as made a cd that is his best todate, and as good as any CARS" cd. Keep On Laughin, and Coming to You, are excellent rockers. True to You, True Love, and just about any other song on this cd, would feel at home on a CARS disk. Emotion in Motion, is a well done slow song. Ric's white boy funk and slick production, plus clever writing, make for a good listen."
For the casual Cars fan
David Hugaert | Honolulu, HI United States | 12/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

""This Side Of Paradise" provides a sampling of the classic Cars sound, and why not? Some of Ric Ocasek's Cars mates help him out on his second solo release, although Ocasek breathes a somewhat different life in a few of the songs here. Take, for instance, "Emotion In Motion", with its slowed-down rhythms and unique lyrics, which don't sound like the typical Cars record. The same can be said for the title track, along with "Emotion In Motion". which lack the new wave appeal and sound The Cars helped define. The other tracks, such as "Hello Darkness" and "p.f.j.", have that Cars sensibility written all over them. Even though the music and songs featured on this CD are very similar to that of Ocasek's group, The Cars, "This Side Of Paradise" is still an enjoyable CD to listen to. The reduced price is a sure sign it won't be around forever, which is why any die-hard Cars/Ric Ocasek fan should have this title in their collection."