Lita (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 2, 1988
RecordedRecord One, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, 1987
GenreGlam metal
LabelRCA Records
ProducerMike Chapman
Lita Ford chronology
Dancin' on the Edge
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
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal4/10[2]
Kerrang!4.5/5 stars[3]

Lita is the third solo studio album by the American rock singer and guitarist Lita Ford. Originally released in February 1988, it was her first for RCA Records and her first published with the supervision of new manager Sharon Osbourne. 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 while Charles Dalba and Tommy Caradonna played drums and bass during the promotional tour.

The album reached No. 29 on the US Billboard 200 chart[4] and produced the hit singles "Close My Eyes Forever" (a duet with Ozzy Osbourne) and "Kiss Me Deadly" which peaked at numbers 8 and 12 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[5] "Kiss Me Deadly" was named the 76th best hard rock song of all time by VH1[6] and "Close My Eyes Forever" is featured on the video game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Back to the Cave"Mike Chapman, David Ezrin, Lita Ford4:01
2."Can't Catch Me"Ezrin, Ford, Lemmy Kilmister3:58
4."Kiss Me Deadly"Mick Smiley3:59
5."Falling In and Out of Love"Ezrin, Ford, Nikki Sixx5:07
Side two
6."Fatal Passion"Ezrin, Ford4:41
7."Under the Gun"Ford4:48
8."Broken Dreams"Ezrin, Ford5:12
9."Close My Eyes Forever"Ford, Ozzy Osbourne4:42


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



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


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  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 125. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ Watts, Chris (February 6, 1988). "Don't De-Lita". Kerrang!. 173. London, UK: Spotlight Publications.
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  13. ^ "Lita Ford with Ozzy Osbourne – Close My Eyes Forever (song)". Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  14. ^ "Lita Ford with Ozzy Osbourne – Close My Eyes Forever (song)". 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.