Lap of Luxury
|Lap of Luxury|
|Studio album by Cheap Trick|
|Released||April 12, 1988|
One On One Studios, North Hollywood, CA|
Sound Castle Studios, Hollywood, CA
A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA
|Genre||Rock, hard rock, power pop|
|Cheap Trick chronology|
|Singles from Lap of Luxury|
|Los Angeles Times|||
Lap of Luxury is the tenth studio album by American band Cheap Trick. It was released on April 12, 1988, and it is the band's second-most commercially successful studio album, going to number 16 on the Billboard 200 (trailing only 1979's Dream Police which went to number 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 number 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 No. 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.
|1.||"Let Go"||Rick Nielsen, Todd Cerney||4:25|
|2.||"No Mercy"||Jon Lind, Jim Scott||3:54|
|3.||"The Flame"||Bob Mitchell, Nick Graham||5:37|
|4.||"Space" (Originally recorded by Charlie Sexton)||Mike Chapman, Holly Knight||4:16|
|5.||"Never Had a Lot to Lose"||Robin Zander, Tom Petersson||3:22|
|6.||"Don't Be Cruel" (Originally recorded by Elvis Presley)||Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley||3:06|
|7.||"Wrong Side of Love"||Nielsen, Cerney||3:59|
|8.||"All We Need Is a Dream"||Nielsen, Zander, Gregg Giuffria||4:20|
|9.||"Ghost Town"||Nielsen, Diane Warren||4:11|
|10.||"All Wound Up"||Zander, Petersson, Janna Allen||4:45|
|Japanese version (2009 reissue)|
|11.||"I Want You to Want Me" (studio version)||Nielsen||3:09|
|12.||"I Want You to Want Me" (live at Budokan)||Nielsen||3:38|
B-sides and outtakes
- "Through the Night" (R. Zander, T, Petersson, R. Nielsen,) – 4:19 (available on the Sex, America, Cheap Trick box set)
- "You Want It" (R. Zander, R. Nielsen) – 3:41 (available on the Sex, America, Cheap Trick box set, and the soundtrack to Say Anything...)
- "Magical Mystery Tour" (J. Lennon, P. McCartney) – 4:10 (available on The Greatest Hits)
- "Money (That's What I Want)" (J. Bradford, B. Gordy, Jr.) – 3:15 (available on the out-of-print Caddyshack II soundtrack)
- "If Only My Girl Was a Little More Like You" (unreleased)
- "A Long Way from Memphis" (unreleased)
- "Ready for the Sun" (unreleased)
- "Right Between the Eyes" (unreleased)
- "A Taste of Love" (unreleased)
- "We'll Still Be Hanging On" (unreleased)
- "Women Never Forget" (unreleased)
- Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
- Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
- Tom Petersson – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion
- Richie Zito – producer
- Phil Kaffel – engineer
- Jim Champagne, Bernard Frings, Mike Tacci, Bob Vogt, Toby Wright – assistant engineers
- Howie Weinberg – mastering
- Caroline Greyshock – photography
|Australian Album Charts||14|
|Canadian Album Charts||11|
|New Zealand Album Charts||44|
|U.S. Billboard 200||16|
|Year||Single||Billboard Hot 100||UK Official Charts||Australia Single Charts|
|1988||"Don't Be Cruel"||4||77||13|
|1989||"Never Had a Lot to Lose"||75||-||-|
- Allmusic review
- Los Angeles Times review
- Robert Christgau review
- Rolling Stone review
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- "RPM Charts - Cheap Trick". Retrieved 2011-01-27.
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