Producer Max Norman reveals that Lita Ford’s upcoming studio album has “pretty modern sound”
Renowned producer Max Norman was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon for Canada’s The Metal Voice.
Norman has produced albums such as Ozzy Osbourne‘s Diary of A Madman (1981) and Bark At The Moon (1983), Dirty Looks‘ Cool From The Wire (1988), Dangerous Toys‘ self-titled album (1989) and Lynch Mob‘s Wicked Sensation (1990). He is currently in the midst of producing Lita Ford‘s upcoming studio album.
In terms of Ford‘s upcoming album, Norman indicated (with slight edits): “I’m actually doing Lita Ford‘s new record right now. Occasionally, I do some interviews and I asked her if it is okay to talk about it and she said ‘Okay. Just don’t tell them the title.’ The album sounds really great. It is a very modern sound and a whole concept thing and I think everyone is going to enjoy it. It’s actually really good. All kudos to her. She has been making it for a few years now. I am just at the fourth mix right now. The album is a pretty enclosed concept. The style is pretty modern but they do quite a lot of guitar harmony stuff. It’s a pretty modern sound. It’s not like an old school thing. This is a new kind of sound for me. The drums are very new. I [am] always very pleased when I hear mature artists like Lita coming out with fresh music. Sonically, it is pretty amazing.”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Ford‘s last studio album Time Capsule: “I’m curious why Lita didn’t use her touring band on this album; they are ferocious live and would be brilliant on record — I’m sure of it. While Time Capsule won’t topple Lita’s classic back catalog, there’s enough here worthy of your time. You’ll just have to search for it.”
You can read other excerpts from the interview with Max Norman at The Metal Voice‘s website and/or listen to the interview below: