Lap of Luxury is the tenth studio album by AmericanbandCheap Trick. It was released on April 12, 1988, it is the band's second most commercially successful studio album, going to #16 on the Billboard 200 (trailing only 1979's Dream Police which went to #6) and has been certified platinum in sales.
The album was certified Platinum in Canada for the 100,000 sales in September 1988, where the album peaked at #11.
Although considered a comeback album for Cheap Trick, it was actually another record created in the midst of much turmoil with their label at the time, Epic Records. Before its recording, original bassist Tom Petersson rejoined the group and Epic had determined that it was going to help with some of the songwriting, and the band acquiesced only to save their contract. The mainstream ballad "The Flame" became a #1 hit single, and the album went platinum. However, the band still points to this album as the one that restricted their range and boxed them into a sound that would eventually stall their recording career for most of the 1990s.