Walk Under Ladders

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Walk Under Ladders
JArmatrading Walk.jpg
Studio album by Joan Armatrading
Released September 1981
Recorded July 1981 at The Town House, London
Genre Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock
Length 35:16
Label A&M
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Joan Armatrading chronology
Me Myself I
Walk Under Ladders
The Key
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Walk Under Ladders is the seventh studio album by the British singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading. Released in September 1981, it reached number 6 on the UK Album Chart and was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 100,000 copies.


The album was produced by Steve Lillywhite. Five tracks from the album were released as singles; "I'm Lucky", "When I Get It Right", "No Love", "I Wanna Hold You" and "The Weakness In Me".

The album was reissued by Cherry Pop in 2010 featuring three bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Joan Armatrading

Side One

  1. "I'm Lucky" 3:05
  2. "When I Get It Right" 3:03
  3. "Romancers" 3:48
  4. "I Wanna Hold You" 3:46
  5. "The Weakness in Me" 3:33

Side Two

  1. "No Love" 3:58
  2. "At the Hop" 3:26
  3. "I Can't Lie to Myself" 3:23
  4. "Eating the Bear" 2:59
  5. "Only One" 4:15

Bonus tracks on the 2010 reissue[edit]

  • "Shine" 3:48
  • "Dollars" 3:28
  • "Crying" 3:23



  • Recorded at: The Town House, London, July 1981[1]
  • Producer: Steve Lillywhite
  • Recording engineer: Steve Brown
  • Assistant engineer: George Chambers
  • Album cover art direction: Michael Ross
  • Album cover design: Michael Ross & Simon Ryan
  • Front cover & inner sleeve photography: Tony McGee
  • Back cover & inner sleeve portrait: Graham Hughes


  1. ^ Album cover information