Lita Ford
Living Like a Runaway
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 18 June, 2012
Playing time: 42:19

A very personal and emotional album, can be said about this new Lita Ford album. For Lita, the album was a process to accept and get both feet back on the ground after all the anger and grief of her divorce. Personally I too found out that listening to music can help you to get through your darkest periods and writing such songs works the same.

Her 2009 album 'Wicked Wonderland' was a disappointment, but now she is back with what we want to hear. On this album she goes back to her roots and with some help of producer Gary Hoey and writer Michael Dan Ehmig, she has penned down a few nice rock songs. On such an emotional album there have to be a few ballads and especially the song "Mother" is one to cry your eyes out to. You can feel the pain and the injustice done to her. I can hardly believe that if one of her kids hear the song, he won't be running back to her.

In contrast with that Lita has created some heavy rock songs like "Branded", "Hate", "The Mask" and "Devil in My Head" (with a nice guitar riff). Also on the album is the track "A Song to Slit Your Wrists By", written by Nikki Sixx. This version is however far from the original and has been re-written partly.

You can call the music on this album back to her roots and I hope for her that this album will help her to roam the stages again. There are several different versions of the album and on the digipack, iTunes Version and Double gatefold LP version you can find some bonus tracks.


01. Branded
The Mask
04. Living Like a Runaway
05. Relentless
06. Mother
07. Devil in My Head
08. Asylum
09. Love 2 Hate U
10. A Song to Slit Your Wrists By

Label: Steamhammer/SPV
Distribution: Playground Music (Scandinavia)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 4 July, 2012