whore (album)

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Studio album by Lisa Dalbello
Released 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre Alternative rock, alternative metal, gothic rock, funk
Length 42:39
Label EMI, Spin Records
Producer Lisa Dalbello, Richard G. Benoit
Lisa Dalbello chronology
"Live At Rockpalast"
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Whore is the sixth and most recent studio album by Canadian singer Dalbello, released in 1996. It is a concept album and is notable for her direction change from electronic rock (she) to a more avantgarde soundscape, mixing alternative rock with hard rock, metal, gothic rock and funk influences. The song "Eleven" was chosen and as album's lead single, and a promotional video was released. All songs from the album were written by Lisa Dalbello and her brother Stefano Dalbello, except for track 6, written by Stefano Dalbello and his wife Dani Elwell. Critically acclaimed, the album's singles received moderate airplay in Canada.

Lisa Dalbello says about the album:

Before I even began recording this album, I had written a poem called whore, which evolved into the pivotal song that became the foundation for the album .....the song whore is about the loss of self; and about the loss of self-esteem. It's about trading in your values.....selling out....in exchange for some kind of gain....whatever that may be--whether it's to be loved, to be accepted, to fit in, to climb a ladder of success...but ultimately, it's about power and powerlessness: The moment you place your self-worth into the hands of others, you devalue yourself...you prostitute yourself.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Heavy Boots" Lisa Dalbello, Stefano Dalbello 4:31
2. "Easy" Lisa Dalbello, Stefano Dalbello 4:13
3. "Whore" Lisa Dalbello, Stefano Dalbello 4:16
4. "eLeVeN" Lisa Dalbello, Stefano Dalbello 4:52
5. "Falling Down" Lisa Dalbello, Stefano Dalbello 4:18
6. "O Lil' Boy" Stefano Dalbello, Dani Elwell 4:10
7. "Deep Dark Hole" Lisa Dalbello, Stefano Dalbello 4:35
8. "Yippie" Lisa Dalbello, Stefano Dalbello 4:31
9. "All That I Want" Lisa Dalbello, Stefano Dalbello 5:01
10. "Revenge of Sleeping Beauty" Lisa Dalbello, Stefano Dalbello 6:32


Released only in Europe and Canada as promotional singles:

  • eLeVeN
  1. eLeVen - 4:53
  2. whore - 4:22
  3. whore (Alternate Version) - 4:41
  • Heavy Boots
  1. Heavy Boots (Clawfinger Mix 1) - 4:08
  2. Heavy Boots (Clawfinger Mix 2) - 4:30
  3. Heavy Boots (Album Version) - 4:31
  • O Lil' Boy
  1. O Lil' Boy (Uncle Moon's Big Boy Mix) - 7:09
  2. O Lil' Boy (Uncle Moon's Long Big Boy Mix) - 4:00
  3. O Lil' Boy (Album Version) - 4:10

Additional tracks from recording session[edit]

  • "Start Today" from Alex Lifeson's album Victor. Dalbello provides the lead vocals on the track.


  • Dalbello: Vocals, Keyboards, Bass, Guitars
  • Richard Benoit: Bass, Fuzz Bass
  • Alain Johannes, Justin Clayton, Tim Welch, Kevin Breit: Guitars
  • Ricky Lazar: Dumbec
  • Stefano Dalbello: Clavinet, Percussion, Guitars
  • Ric Markmann, Steve Webster: Bass
  • Randy Cook, Tommy Lee: Drums
  • Gord Prior: Jew's Harp, Backing Vocals
  • Floria Sigismondi: Photography

In other media[edit]

  • Lyrics quoted and album abundantly praised in Le Théâtre des Opérations by Maurice Dantec.


  1. ^ review
  2. ^ "Featured Artists— Dalbello". Harmony Ridge Music. 1997. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 

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