Lita (album)

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Lita
Studio album by Lita Ford
Released February 2, 1988
Recorded Record One, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, 1987
Genre Glam metal
Length 40:15
Label RCA
Producer Mike Chapman
Lita Ford chronology
Dancin' on the Edge
(1984)
Lita
(1988)
Stiletto
(1990)
Singles from Lita
  1. "Kiss Me Deadly" / "Broken Dreams"
    Released: April 1988
  2. "Back to the Cave" (remix) / "Under the Gun"
    Released: November 1988
  3. "Close My Eyes Forever" (remix) / "Under the Gun"
    Released: February 1989
  4. "Falling In and Out of Love" (remix) / "Fatal Passion"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 4.5/5 stars[2]
Martin Popoff 4/10 stars[3]

Lita is the third solo studio album by the American rock singer and guitarist Lita Ford. It was originally released in February 1988 and it was her first for RCA Records and her first published with the supervision of new manager Sharon Osbourne. The album features the song "Close My Eyes Forever", a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, and the hit "Kiss Me Deadly", which was named the 76th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.[4] Musicians Don Nossov and Myron Grombacher, who were best known for being the rhythm section of the successful American singer Pat Benatar, joined Ford for the recording sessions and for the promotional tour.

The album peaked at No. 29 on the US Billboard 200 chart[5] and the single "Close My Eyes Forever" peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[6] The song is also featured on the video game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Back to the Cave"   Mike Chapman, David Ezrin, Lita Ford 4:01
2. "Can't Catch Me"   Ezrin, Ford, Lemmy Kilmister 3:58
3. "Blueberry"   Chapman 3:47
4. "Kiss Me Deadly"   Mick Smiley 3:59
5. "Falling In and Out of Love"   Ezrin, Ford, Nikki Sixx 5:07
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Fatal Passion"   Ezrin, Ford 4:41
7. "Under the Gun"   Ford 4:48
8. "Broken Dreams"   Ezrin, Ford 5:12
9. "Close My Eyes Forever"   Ford, Ozzy Osbourne 4:42

Personnel[edit]

Band members
  • Lita Ford – guitar, vocals
  • David Ezrin – keyboards
  • Don Nossov – bass guitar
  • Myron Grombacher – drums
Additional musicians
Production

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1989 Platinum (+ 1,000,000)[15]
Canada CRIA 1988 Gold (+ 50,000)[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Lita Ford Lita review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ Watts, Chris (February 6, 1988). "Don't De-Lita". Kerrang! 173. London, UK: Spotlight Publications. 
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  4. ^ "Vh1 Top 100 Hard Rock Songs". Spreadit.org. January 1, 2009. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Lita Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Lita Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ Lita Ford- Lita CD @discogs.com Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  8. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 48, No. 11, July 02 1988". Library and Archives Canada. July 2, 1988. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Lita Ford - Lita (album)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 48, No. 11, July 02 1988". Library and Archives Canada. July 2, 1988. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly (song)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Artist Chart History – Lita Ford". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Lita Ford with Ozzy Osbourne – Close My Eyes Forever (song)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Lita Ford with Ozzy Osbourne – Close My Eyes Forever (song)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  15. ^ "RIAA Searchable database: search for "Lita"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Lita Ford". Music Canada. Retrieved July 16, 2014.