Dancin' on the Edge

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Dancin' on the Edge
Studio album by Lita Ford
Released 1984
Recorded The Power Station , New York City,
The Warehouse and Studio 4, Philadelphia
Genre Glam metal, Heavy Metal
Length 38:05
Label Mercury
Producer Lance Quinn
Lita Ford chronology
Out for Blood
Dancin' on the Edge
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff 6/10 stars[2]

Dancin' on the Edge is second solo album by Lita Ford. It is also her last release with Polygram Records before she left to sign with RCA/Dreamland Records. This album featured Ford's new back up band made up of drummer Randy Castillo (who later played for Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue), Aldo Nova on keyboards and featured the bassist Hugh McDonald, who is currently the hired studio/live session bassist for Bon Jovi. Dancin' On The Edge surpassed the success of her debut Out For Blood in both sales and airplay. Her videos for the singles, "Gotta Let Go" and "Dressed to Kill" were also featured in heavy rotation on MTV. The latter video featured a cameo by Ford's then fiancee, Tony Iommi. Ford did heavy touring in support of the album for most of 1984 culminating in a pre- Headbanger's Ball concert special for MTV. The album reached No. 66 of the US Billboard 200 chart.[3] The title track, "Dancin' On The Edge" resulted in Ford's first Grammy nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female in 1984.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Lita Ford, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Gotta Let Go" (Ford, Geoffrey Leib) – 4:39
  2. "Dancin' on the Edge" – 5:00
  3. "Dressed to Kill" – 3:44
  4. "Hit 'n Run" (Leib, Moon Calhoun) – 3:54
Side two
  1. "Lady Killer" – 3:41
  2. "Still Waitin'" – 4:20
  3. "Fire in My Heart" – 3:46
  4. "Don't Let Me Down Tonight" – 4:42
  5. "Run with the $" – 4:21


Band members
Additional musicians
  • Robbie Kondor - synthesizer
  • Geoff Leib - synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Aldo Nova - synthesizer
  • Lance Quinn - producer
  • Larry Alexander - engineer, mixing
  • Malcom Pollack, Obie O'Brian, Phil Nicole, Gary King - engineers
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering at Masterdisk, New York