Shrinking Violet (album)

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Shrinking Violet
Studio album by L.A. Guns
Released June 1, 1999
May 24, 2010 (Reissue)
Genre Glam metal
heavy metal
hard rock
Length 57:20
64:50 (Reissue)
Label Perris
Favored Nations (Reissue)
Producer Gilby Clarke
L.A. Guns chronology
Wasted
(1998)
Shrinking Violet
(1999)
Live! A Night on the Strip
(2000)
Alternative Cover
Deluxe Reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Shrinking Violet is the sixth studio album by glam metal band L.A. Guns, first released on June 1, 1999, through Perris Records,[2] and is the only L.A. Guns album with singer Jizzy Pearl. The album was reissued, with bonus tracks and new artwork,[3] on May 24, 2010, through Favored Nations. The album was produced by former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke[2] who also provided additional guitars on the track "Dreamtime".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Girl You Turn Me On"   Jizzy Pearl, Tracii Guns, Johnny Crypt, Steve Riley 4:46
2. "Shrinking Violet"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 3:13
3. "Dreamtime" (feat. Gilby Clarke) Guns, Riley 4:49
4. "Barbed Wire"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 5:48
5. "I'll Be There"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 3:59
6. "California"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 3:29
7. "Cherries"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 3:52
8. "Decide"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 5:42
9. "Big Lil' Thing"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 3:02
10. "It's Hard"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 4:47
11. "Bad Whiskey"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 5:02
12. "How Many More Times" (Led Zeppelin cover) John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page 8:51
Deluxe Reissue[4]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Girl You Turn Me On"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 4:46
2. "Shrinking Violet"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 3:13
3. "Dreamtime" (feat. Gilby Clarke) Guns, Riley 4:49
4. "Barbed Wire"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 5:48
5. "I'll Be There"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 3:59
6. "California"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 3:29
7. "Cherries"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 3:52
8. "Big Lil' Thing"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 3:02
9. "Bad Whiskey"   Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 5:02
10. "Decide" (Live) Pearl, Guns, Crypt, Riley 5:42
11. "Rip and Tear" (Live) Phil Lewis, Guns, Mick Cripps, Riley 9:14
12. "Never Enough" (Live) Paul Black, Lewis, Guns, Cripps, Riley 3:59
13. "The Ballad of Jayne" (Live) Lewis, Guns, Cripps, Riley 4:47
14. "One More Reason" (Live) Black, Lewis, Guns, Riley 3:30

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