Sahara (House of Lords album)

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Sahara
House of lords sahara.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 21, 1990
RecordedCherokee Studios, O'Henry Studios, A&M Studios, Sound City, Amigo Studios, Los Angeles, California, 1990
GenreHard rock, glam metal
Length44:30
LabelSimmons/RCA/BMG Music
ProducerAndy Johns, Gregg Giuffria, Gene Simmons
House of Lords chronology
House of Lords
(1988)
Sahara
(1990)
Demons Down
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Sahara is the second studio album by the American hard rock band House of Lords, released on August 21, 1990.

The album was recorded without original guitarist Lanny Cordola, but with Doug Aldrich as the band's guitarist. Still, the album features many guest contributors on guitar, such as Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Chris Impellitteri (Impellitteri) and Mandy Meyer (Asia, Krokus). Other contributors on the albums are White Lion's Mike Tramp, Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, Steeler's Ron Keel, Autograph's Steve Plunkett and Giuffria's David Glen Eisley, all on backing vocals.

The album reached position No. 121 in The Billboard 200 chart on February 23, 1991.[2]

"Heart on the Line", which was written by Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, would eventually be recorded by Cheap Trick themselves for their 2016 album Bang, Zoom, Crazy... Hello.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Shoot"Ken Mary, James Christian, Chuck Wright, Gregg Giuffria5:03
2."Chains of Love"Christian, Lanny Cordola, John Purdell, Wright, Mary, Giuffria3:28
3."Can't Find My Way Home" (Blind Faith cover)Steve Winwood4:53
4."Heart on the Line"Rick Nielsen4:00
5."Laydown Staydown"Mary, Christian, Wright, Giuffria4:00
6."Sahara"Mary, Christian, Wright, Giuffria5:38
7."It Ain't Love"Mary, Christian, Wright, Giuffria4:10
8."Remember My Name"Nick Graham, Bob Mitchell4:58
9."American Babylon"Wright, Cordola, Christian, Mary, Giuffria4:29
10."Kiss of Fire"Mary, Christian, Wright, Giuffria3:27
2002 re-issue bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Can't Find My Way Home" (Blind Faith cover, short version)Winwood 

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Doug Aldrich – guitars, backing vocals
  • Rick Nielsen – lead guitar and backing vocals on "Heart on the Line"
  • Chris Impellitteri – opening guitar solo on "Sahara"
  • Mandy Meyer – guitar
  • Mike Tramp – backing vocals
  • Robin Zander – backing vocals on "Heart on the Line"
  • David Glen Eisley – backing vocals
  • Steve Plunkett – backing vocals
  • Ron Keel – backing vocals
  • Steve Isham – backing vocals
  • S.S. Priest – backing vocals
  • Billy Dior – backing vocals
  • Robbie Snow – backing vocals
  • Cheri Martin – backing vocals
  • Melony Barnet – backing vocals
  • Bruce Flohr – backing vocals
  • David Sluts – backing vocals
  • Shannon Wolak – backing vocals
  • Margie Rist – backing vocals
  • Erin Perry – backing vocals
  • Kimberly Gold – backing vocals
  • Aina Olson – backing vocals
  • Breta Troyer – backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stone, Doug. "House of Lords Sahara review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  2. ^ "Sahara Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-31.

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