Dancin' on the Edge

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Dancin' on the Edge
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Studio album by Lita Ford
Released May 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
(1983)
Dancin' on the Edge
(1984)
Lita
(1988)
Singles from Dancin on the Edge
  1. "Gotta Let Go" / "Run with the $"
    Released: April 1984
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 Mercury 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 Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance 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

Personnel[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Lita Ford Dancin' on the Edge review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  3. ^ a b "Dancin' on the Edge Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  4. ^ Hilburn, Robert (February 23, 1985). "Here's one critic's picks for Grammys". Ottawa Citizen (Canwest). Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Artist Chart History – Lita Ford". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Gotta Let Go by Lita Ford Search". The Official Charts Company. 17 July 2014.