Shrinking Violet (album)

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Shrinking Violet
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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)
Greatest Hits and Black Beauties
(1999)
Alternative Cover
Deluxe Reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Shrinking Violet is the sixth 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".

This was the last album to feature bassist Johnny Crypt, who left the band shortly before the temporary reformation of the classic L.A. Guns line-up.

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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