Charmed Life (album)

Infobox Album | Name = Charmed Life
Type = Album
Artist = Billy Idol


Released = May 1990
Recorded = 1989–1990
Genre = Hard rock
New Wave
Length = 54:20
Label = Chrysalis
Producer = Keith Forsey
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4|5 ( [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=Ae85gtq9ztu45 link] )
*Piero Scaruffi rating-10|5 [http://www.scaruffi.com/vol4/bidol.html link]
*Robert Christgau Rating-Christgau|dud [http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=billy+idol link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|4|5 ( [http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/_/rnd/1128816722834/has-player/true/id/108092/version/6.0.12.1040 RS 577] )
Last album = ""
(1987)
This album = "Charmed Life"
(1990) | Next album = "Cyberpunk"
(1993)|

"Charmed Life" is an album released by Billy Idol in 1990 through Chrysalis Records (see 1990 in music). 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 neighbour's 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

Charting album & singles

1990 Charmed Life LP The Billboard 200 No. 11 1990 Cradle of Love (From "Ford Fairlane") The Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 1990 L.A. Woman The Billboard Hot 100 No. 52 1990 Cradle of Love Mainstream Rock Tracks No. 1 1990 L.A. Woman Mainstream Rock Tracks No. 18 1990 Cradle of Love Modern Rock Tracks No. 7 1991 Prodigal Blues Mainstream Rock Tracks No. 35

Personnel

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


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