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Living In Paradise


Download links and information about Living In Paradise by Jesse Colin Young. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 51:53 minutes.

Artist: Jesse Colin Young
Release date: 2004
Genre: Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 15
Duration: 51:53
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No. Title Length
1. Living In Paradise 3:24
2. Can't Help Falling In Love With You 3:04
3. Imagine/what's Going On 4:15
4. White Sandy Beach 2:59
5. You Are the One 3:37
6. Hawaii 78 3:35
7. My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua, Hi 3:05
8. Maui Sunrise 3:32
9. Am I an Island 4:31
10. Ke Ha'a 'ala Puna 0:44
11. Angel Mine 3:57
12. The Dolphin Song 4:39
13. Turning Point 4:14
14. Aloha E 3:21
15. The Queen's Prayer 2:56



After ten years of living in Hawaii, Jesse Colin Young released a tribute to his adopted home state. Living In Paradise falls somewhere in between the good-time beach rock of Jimmy Buffett and the traditionalist spirit of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. The albums shifts from the unadorned dedications of “White Sandy Beach” to the sexy “You Are the One” to the acoustic reggae of “Turning Point,” but every song is fueled by the love and inspiration Young draws from Hawaii. “Aloha E” and “Ke Ha’a ‘ala Puna” embrace traditional Hawaiian music, but in Young’s mind, the islands’ attitude extends to include Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” Fred Neil’s “The Dolphin Song,” John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” Respect for nature has long been a theme in Young’s work, which makes his fondness for Hawaii feel sincere. In the title track, he acknowledges the falsely idealized image outsiders have of Hawaii and the baggage he carries as a white colonist. It’s that kind of honesty and consideration that keeps Living In Paradise true to the island ethos.