BILLY IDOL: Charmed Life LP 1990. Check videos: “Cradle of Love”, The Doors cover “L.A. Woman”, “Prodigal Blues” and review video.


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Charmed Life is an album released by Billy Idol in 1990 through Chrysalis Records. It was his fourth studio-album.
“Cradle of Love” was also featured on the soundtrack of The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. The song is famous for its video, which won the 1990 MTV Video Music Award for “Best video from a film”. The video, directed by David Fincher, features Betsy Lynn George as a teenager who knocks at her neighbours door and asks to play a tape, before stripping to the music.


Track listing:
“The Loveless” (Idol, Mark Younger-Smith) 4:17
“Pumping on Steel” (Idol, Younger-Smith) 4:42
“Prodigal Blues” (Idol) 5:41
“L.A. Woman” (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) 5:19
“Trouble with the Sweet Stuff” 5:50
“Cradle of Love” (Idol, David Werner) 4:39
“Mark of Caine” (Idol) 4:33
“Endless Sleep” (Nance, Reynolds) 3:13
“Love Unchained” (Idol) 4:41
“The Right Way” (Idol) 5:05
“License to Thrill” (Keith Forsey, Idol) 6:02

Label: Chrysalis ‎– CHR 1735
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Netherlands Holland
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock
A1 The Loveless 4:17
A2 Pumping On Steel 4:42
A3 Prodigal Blues 5:41
A4 L.A. Woman 5:30
A5 Trouble With The Sweet Stuff 5:59
B1 Cradle Of Love 4:41
B2 Mark Of Caine 4:32
B3 Endless Sleep 3:13
B4 Love Unchained 4:40
B5 The Right Way 5:04
B6 License To Thrill 6:02
Backing Vocals – The P.L.S. Singers

Acoustic Guitar – Billy Idol (tracks: A3, B2,)
Arranged By – Billy Idol
Arranged By [Horn] – Billy Idol (tracks: B6)
Bass – Jimmy Johnson (5) (tracks: A1), Mark Younger-Smith (tracks: A2,), Phil Soussan (tracks: A3, B5, B6), Randy Jackson (2) (tracks: B2), Vito (9) (tracks: A4, A5, B1, B4,)
Drums – Keith Forsey (tracks: A1, A2, A5, B1 to B4,), Mike Baird (tracks: A3, A4, B5, B6)
Guitar – Mark Younger-Smith
Handclaps – Art Natoli (tracks: B5), Billy Idol (tracks: B5,), John Diaz (tracks: B5), Keith Forsey (tracks: B5), Mark Younger-Smith (tracks: B5)
Keyboards – Arthur Barrow (tracks: A3, A4, B1 to B4,), Greg Mathieson
Percussion – Keith Forsey (tracks: B6)
Producer, Arranged By – Keith Forsey

Charting album & singles:
1990 Charmed Life LP Billboard 200 No. 11
1990 Cradle of Love (From “Ford Fairlane”)
Billboard Hot 100 No. 2
Mainstream Rock Tracks No. 1
Modern Rock Tracks No. 7
1990 L.A. Woman
Billboard Hot 100 No. 52
Mainstream Rock Tracks No. 18
1991 Prodigal Blues Mainstream Rock Tracks No. 35

Certification sales:
United States Platinum 1,000,000
United Kingdom Silver 60,000

Billy Idol vocals, guitar
Mark Younger-Smith guitar, bass guitar
Phil Soussan bass guitar
Jimmy Johnson bass guitar
Phil Shenale bass guitar, programming
Vito bass guitar
Arthur Barrow keyboards, programming
Greg Mathieson keyboards
Mike Baird drums
Keith Forsey drums, producer

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg


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