Vixen (Vixen album)

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Vixen
Vixen (album).jpg
Studio album by Vixen
Released September 1988
Recorded 1988
Genre Glam metal
Length 43:18
Label EMI (Europe)
Manhattan (US)
Producer David Cole, Richard Marx, Spencer Proffer, Rick Neigher
Vixen chronology
Vixen
(1988)
Rev It Up
(1990)
Singles from Vixen
  1. "Edge of a Broken Heart"
    Released: 1988
  2. "Cryin'"
    Released: 1988
  3. "Love Made Me"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Vixen is the self-titled debut by the American all-female hard rock/glam metal band Vixen. It was released in 1988 in the United States and Europe, and featured the hit singles "Edge of a Broken Heart" and "Cryin'".

Richard Marx, one of the late 1980s' most successful recording artists, was heavily involved in Vixen's early career, co-producing the album and writing one of their biggest hits "Edge of a Broken Heart".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Edge of a Broken Heart" (Richard Marx, Fee Waybill) – 4:24
  2. "I Want You to Rock Me" (David Cole, Janet Gardner) – 3:30
  3. "Cryin'" (Gregg Tripp, Jeff Paris) – 3:32
  4. "American Dream" (Jon Butcher) – 4:19
  5. "Desperate" (Brian Miku, Leah Santos, Jan Kuehnemund) – 4:16
  6. "One Night Alone" (G. Tripp, J. Paris) – 3:50
  7. "Hell Raisers" (Scott Metaxas, Kenneth Dubman, Vixen, Spencer Proffer) – 4:27
  8. "Love Made Me" (John Keller, Marcy Levy, Michael Caruso) – 3:18
  9. "Waiting" (J. Kuehnemund, Janet Gardner) – 3:11
  10. "Cruisin'" (J. Kuehnemund, J. Gardner, Keith Krupp) – 4:24
  11. "Charmed Life" (G. Tripp, J. Paris) – 4:05
  12. "Give It Away" (bonus track) – 3:32

Track 12 is a bonus track from the 2006 Japanese Remastered release.

Personnel[edit]

With
  • Derek Nakamoto – keyboards
  • Richard Marx – keyboards

Production[edit]

  • Track 1 arranged and produced by Richard Marx. Recorded and mixed by Brian Foraker.
  • Tracks 2, 3, 5 and 8–11 arranged and produced by Rick Neigher and David Cole. Recorded and mixed by David Cole.
  • Tracks 4, 6 and 7 arranged and produced by Spencer Proffer. Recorded and mixed by Hans Peter Huber.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988–89) Peak
position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[2] 39
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[3] 47
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 66
US Billboard 200[5] 41
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1988 "Edge of a Broken Heart" Billboard Hot 100[6] 26
1989 "Cryin'" 22
"Love Made Me"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theakstone, Rob. "Vixen Vixen". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Vixen – Vixen" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Vixen – Vixen". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Vixen | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "Vixen – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Vixen. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Vixen Billboard Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-09-04.