Wicked Wonderland (album)

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Wicked Wonderland
Wicked Wonderland.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 2, 2009 (Europe)
October 6, 2009 (US)
GenreHeavy metal
Length65:30
LabelearMusic/Edel (Europe)
JLRG Entertainment (US)
ProducerLita Ford, Jim Gillette, Greg Hampton
Lita Ford chronology
Greatest Hits Live!
(2000)
Wicked Wonderland
(2009)
Living Like a Runaway
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic(unfavorable)[1]
Chronicles of Chaos3.5/10 stars[2]

Wicked Wonderland is the seventh studio album by American rock-musician Lita Ford and her first of new material in almost 15 years.

Ford said about the album: "Everybody has their own 'Wicked Wonderland'. It's a place where you can do whatever you want and get as freaky as you feel. These songs are my version of that - they're all about my life…well, the parts that happen when the kids are in bed and my husband and I get into the boudoir."(...)"This is definitely the heaviest stuff I’ve ever recorded. I've evolved and matured as a person and so has my music. It’s lyrically very real."[3] In her 2016 memoir, Ford disowned the album. [4]

In October, 2009 the album also was released as limited edition vinyl LP, with modified track listing (without two last songs as well as with different track order) and different artwork.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

The track "Betrayal" is one of the 108 songs that appear in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 video game, Brütal Legend, to which Lita also contributed her likeness and voice to the character "Rima, Queen of the Zaulia".[6] The track is featured as background music for one of the cutscenes in the game's story mode, and can be played on the in-game radio once unlocked.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Lita Ford and Greg Hampton.

No.TitleLength
1."Crave"3:46
2."Piece (Hell Yeah)"3:41
3."Patriotic S.O.B."4:32
4."Scream 4 Me"3:57
5."Inside"4:12
6."Wicked Wonderland"3:50
7."Indulge"4:42
8."Love"5:31
9."Betrayal"3:58
10."Sacred"4:34
11."Truth"3:55
12."Everything"3:35
13."Bed"6:51
14."Garden"4:06
15."Push"4:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Lita Ford - vocals, guitars, producer
  • Jim Gillette - vocals, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Greg Hampton - guitars, bass, keyboards, producer, mixing
  • Stet Howland, Chris Collier - drums
  • Jeremy Mackenzie - engineer, mixing
  • Maor Appelbaum - mastering
  • Piggy D. - art direction, design, photography
  • Tyler Clinton - photography
  • Hazmat Design- art direction, design, typography, styling

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Lita Ford - Wicked Wonderland review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  2. ^ Kalis, Quentin. "Lita Ford - Wicked Wonderland". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  3. ^ "LITA FORD Invites The World Into Her 'Wicked Wonderland'". Blabbermouth.net. June 29, 2009. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  4. ^ Ford, Lita (2016). Living Like A Runaway. USA: Dey St. pp. 227–228. ISBN 978-0-06-227064-1.
  5. ^ "LITA FORD: 'Wicked Wonderland' Vinyl To Feature Different Artwork". Blabbermouth.net. August 12, 2009. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  6. ^ "LITA FORD Talks Upcoming Album, 'Brütal Legend' Game". Blabbermouth.net. July 8, 2009. Retrieved 2014-07-17.