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Loser's Paradise

Loser's Paradise
Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 1995
StudioCongress House Studio, Austin, Texas
GenreCountry music
LabelHighTone Records
ProducerDave Alvin
Chris Gaffney chronology
Man of Somebody's Dreams
Loser's Paradise

Loser's Paradise is an album by country music singer-songwriter Chris Gaffney, released in 1995 on HighTone Records. It was Gaffney's second album released on HighTone, and was produced by Dave Alvin.[1] It was recorded over a 10-day period in Austin, Texas.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Chicago Tribune[7]
Los Angeles Times[5]
No Depressionmixed[3]
Philadelphia City Paperfavorable[4]
The Village Voice(choice cut)[6]
The Virgin Encyclopedia of Country Music[8]

Track listing

  1. "The Eyes of Roberto Duran"
  2. "Loser's Paradise"
  3. "The Man of Somebody's Dream"
  4. "So Far From God (And Too Close You)"
  5. "East of Houston, West of Baton Rouge"
  6. "Cowboys to Girls"
  7. "Azulito"
  8. "My Baby's Got a Dead Man's Number"
  9. "See The Big Man Cry"
  10. "Help You Dream"
  11. "Glasshouse"
  12. "Sugar Bee"


  • Dave Alvin - Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Producer
  • Ponty Bone - Accordion
  • Sarah Brown - Bass
  • Jackson Browne: Composer
  • Ed Bruce: Composer
  • Gene Elders: Fiddle
  • Rosie Flores: Vocals
  • Chris Gaffney: Accordion, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
  • Kenny Gamble: Composer
  • Leon Huff: Composer
  • Jim Lauderdale: Vocals
  • Donald Lindley: Drums, Percussion
  • Ian McLagan: Hammond organ
  • Danny Ott: Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Background vocals
  • Ted Roddy: Harmonica
  • Tom Russell: Composer
  • Eddie Shuler: Composer
  • B.J. Swan: Composer
  • James Tuttle: Engineer
  • Tony Villanueva: Vocals
  • Scott Walls: Pedal Steel
  • Dale Watson: Vocals
  • Bradley Jaye Williams: Accordion
  • Lucinda Williams: Vocals


  1. ^ a b Gettelman, Parry (9 June 1995). "Chris Gaffney Had Friends Help Out On His Latest Album". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  2. ^ Leaver, Jack. "Loser's Paradise Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  3. ^ Weiss, Neal (1995). "Loser's Paradise Review". No Depression. Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  4. ^ Heller, Skip (August 1995). "Chris Gaffney". Philadelphia City Paper. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  5. ^ Lewis, Randy (27 May 1995). "O.C. Record Reviews: As Good as All Country Should Be". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: Chris Gaffney". The Village Voice. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  7. ^ Dretzka, Gary (28 December 1995). "Tom Russell The Rose of San Joaquin". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  8. ^ Larkin, Colin (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Country Music. Virgin. p. 160. ISBN 9780753502365.
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