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)
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 album released by American guitarist Lita Ford. It was released in February 1988 and is her first on 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 reached 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

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. ^ "spreadit.org music". Retrieved February 5, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Lita Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Billboard singles chart history-Lita Ford". Retrieved February 17, 2009. 
  7. ^ Lita Ford- Lita CD @discogs.com Retrieved August 24, 2011.