Visual Lies [Bonus Tracks]

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Reissued in 2002 with four bonus tracks two of them uninspired alternate versions of the single "Me Against the World", Visual Lies was Lizzy Borden's third album, and the one where the L.A.-based glam metal band made the final leap into poodle-haired mediocrity. Their first studio album, Love You to Pieces, had its moments, and 1986's Menace to Society was an impressive blend of hard rock intensity and pop gloss. Unfortunately, on Visual Lies, the pop gloss starts to overwhelm the sound. Veteran pop-metal producer Max Norman Ozzy Osbourne, etc. takes over arranging and mixing chores in the manner of Mutt Lange's work with Def Leppard, whose Pyromania is the obvious sonic blueprint for the layers of backing vocals and...
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All Music Guide
Reissued in 2002 with four bonus tracks two of them uninspired alternate versions of the single "Me Against the World", Visual Lies was Lizzy Borden's third album, and the one where the L.A.-based glam metal band made the final leap into poodle-haired mediocrity. Their first studio album, Love You to Pieces, had its moments, and 1986's Menace to Society was an impressive blend of hard rock intensity and pop gloss. Unfortunately, on Visual Lies, the pop gloss starts to overwhelm the sound. Veteran pop-metal producer Max Norman Ozzy Osbourne, etc. takes over arranging and mixing chores in the manner of Mutt Lange's work with Def Leppard, whose Pyromania is the obvious sonic blueprint for the layers of backing vocals and the hard-candy crunch of the politely distorted guitars and walloping sequenced-sounding drums. The combination of Norman's slick production and frontman Lizzy Borden's appealingly whiny vocals would be a better one if the songwriting were sharper, but these songs are frustratingly light on memorable hooks, which only shows up the weakness and derivative quality of the lyrics and melodies. Instead of being Lizzy Borden's commercial breakthrough, Visual Lies
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2002
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • UPC: 039841442823
  • Catalog Number: 14428

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Me Against the World (5:03)
  2. 2 Shock (4:35)
  3. 3 Outcast (4:21)
  4. 4 Den of Thieves (3:47)
  5. 5 Visual Lies (4:05)
  6. 6 Eyes of a Stranger (4:27)
  7. 7 Lord of the Flies (5:41)
  8. 8 Voyeur (I'm Watching You) (4:32)
  9. 9 Visions (5:25)
  10. 10 Me Against the World (4:54)
  11. 11 Lord of the Flies (5:13)
  12. 12 Visual Lies (4:08)
  13. 13 Me Against the World (2:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lizzy Borden Primary Artist, Vocals
Michael Davis Bass
Joe Holmes Guitar
Gene Allen Guitar
Technical Credits
Lizzy Borden Arranger, Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Max Norman Arranger, Producer, Engineer
G. Allen Composer
Gene Allen Composer
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