LIZZY BORDEN - Love You To Pieces 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Love You To Pieces" is the first official full length album and second record by the American Glam Metal band"Lizzy Borden".

This album "LIZZY BORDEN Love You To Pieces" includes the original custom made inner sleeve (OIS) with album production details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

Large Hires Front Cover Photo

Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

Lizzy Borden's "Love You To Pieces" is a timeless heavy metal gem. Released as a 12" vinyl LP album in 1985, it showcases the band's energetic and melodic sound. With standout tracks like "American Metal" and "Rod of Iron", the album captures Lizzy Borden's dark and theatrical style.

Album Fact Sheet: LIZZY BORDEN Love You To Pieces

Music Genre:

 Heavy Metal 

Album Production Information:

The album: "LIZZY BORDEN Love You To Pieces" was produced by: Lizzy Borden

Executive Producer: Brian Slagel

Brian Slagel is an influential figure in the world of heavy metal music. Born on 17 February 1961, in Los Angeles, California, Slagel developed a deep passion for music at an early age. Growing up in the vibrant music scene of the 1970s and 1980s, he played an instrumental role in shaping the landscape of heavy metal as we know it today.

In his teenage years, Slagel immersed himself in the thriving metal scene of Los Angeles. He attended numerous concerts and built a vast network of connections with musicians, fans, and industry professionals. Recognizing the immense talent around him, Slagel decided to channel his passion into something more substantial.

In 1982, at the age of 21, Slagel founded Metal Blade Records in his small apartment. The label began as a means to support and promote local metal bands who were struggling to secure record deals. Slagel's vision was to create a platform where these talented artists could showcase their music and gain wider recognition.

Metal Blade Records released its first compilation album, "Metal Massacre", in 1982. The album featured now-legendary bands such as Metallica, Ratt, and Slayer, among others. This groundbreaking release played a significant role in catapulting Metal Blade Records and its roster of artists into the spotlight.


As the label continued to grow, Slagel nurtured and signed a multitude of influential bands, including Mercyful Fate, Cannibal Corpse, Gwar, and Armored Saint, to name just a few. His keen ear for talent and unwavering support for the genre helped Metal Blade Records become one of the most successful independent labels in the music industry.

Throughout his career, Slagel remained committed to preserving the authenticity and integrity of heavy metal music. While other labels veered towards more commercial sounds, Slagel stayed true to his roots, signing and promoting bands that embodied the spirit of the genre. He played a crucial role in the rise of the thrash metal movement, which had a profound impact on the music industry and inspired countless musicians.

In addition to his work as a label owner, Slagel has also served as a producer, working on albums for bands like Flotsam and Jetsam, Exciter, and Trouble. His deep understanding of the genre and his ability to bring out the best in artists allowed him to make significant contributions to their musical journeys.

Over the years, Brian Slagel's contributions to heavy metal have been widely recognized and celebrated. In 2010, he received the "Lifetime Achievement" award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods ceremony. His dedication to the genre has left an indelible mark on the music world, influencing generations of metal musicians and fans alike.

Today, Metal Blade Records continues to thrive under Slagel's guidance. His passion, perseverance, and unwavering belief in the power of heavy metal have cemented his legacy as one of the most influential figures in the genre. Brian Slagel's story is a testament to the transformative power of music and the immense impact that one person can have on an entire cultural movement.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Randy Burns

  Randy Burns is an American Music producer , Sound Engineer , and sound mixer. Responsible for the recorded sound of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s. Bands he has worked with include: 3rd Stage Alert , Agent Steel , Aversion , Bitter End , Chris Poland ( Band ), Crumbsuckers , Dark Age , Dark Angel , DBC , Dead End , Death , Excel , Helstar , Kreator , Leatherwolf , Lizzy Borden , Ludichrist , Megadeth , Morgoth , Mortal Sin , Nuclear Assault , Possessed , Suicidal Tendencies , Uncle Sam , Zoetrope.

This album was recorded at: Grinder Studio in Hollywood, Sun Swept Studio in N. Hollywood and Mad Dog Studio in Venice.

Mixed at Mad Dog Studio in Venice

Mastered by: Eddie Schreyer

Eddy Schreyer, a highly skilled mastering engineer and the proud owner of Oasis Mastering, located in Studio City, California, has garnered a remarkable reputation in the music industry over the course of his illustrious career. With over 30 years of experience under his belt, Schreyer has mastered thousands of music albums, leaving an indelible mark on the sound of numerous artists across various genres.

Born and raised with a deep passion for music, Eddy Schreyer's journey into the world of audio engineering began at a young age. He discovered his love for the technical aspects of sound while tinkering with recording equipment and exploring the nuances of music production. Fascinated by the transformative power of mastering, Schreyer dedicated himself to honing his skills and embarked on a path that would lead him to become one of the most sought-after mastering engineers in the industry.


After completing his formal education in audio engineering, Eddy Schreyer's career took off when he joined the renowned Capitol Studios in Hollywood. Working at Capitol Studios provided him with invaluable opportunities to collaborate with esteemed artists and refine his craft. During his time there, Schreyer developed a keen ear for detail and an intuitive understanding of how to enhance the sonic qualities of each recording he encountered.

In 1996, driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to create his own artistic haven, Eddy Schreyer established Oasis Mastering. His vision was to create a space where artists could achieve the sonic excellence they envisioned for their music. With his technical expertise, exceptional attention to detail, and a commitment to delivering superior sound quality, Schreyer quickly gained recognition as a trusted and respected mastering engineer.

Oasis Mastering, under Schreyer's guidance, became a destination for musicians and record labels seeking the finest quality in audio post-production. Schreyer's mastery of the delicate art of mastering allowed him to breathe new life into countless albums, helping artists achieve greater clarity, depth, and emotional impact in their music. His dedication to preserving the artist's vision while elevating the overall sound has made him an invaluable collaborator for both established acts and emerging talents.

Eddy Schreyer's extensive discography boasts an impressive array of acclaimed projects spanning multiple genres, including rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, and classical music. Some of the notable artists and bands he has worked with include Beyoncé, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead, Mary J. Blige, and many more. His contributions to these projects have earned him numerous accolades and the admiration of peers in the music industry.

Beyond his mastering work, Eddy Schreyer is known for his commitment to sharing his knowledge and expertise with aspiring audio engineers. He has conducted workshops and seminars, mentoring the next generation of professionals, and sharing insights into the art and science of mastering.

With an unwavering dedication to his craft and a relentless pursuit of sonic perfection, Eddy Schreyer continues to shape the music industry with his unparalleled expertise and artistic sensibilities. His legacy as a revered mastering engineer and the owner of Oasis Mastering remains firmly etched in the world of music history, leaving an indelible mark on the soundscape of countless albums and artists.

Mastered at Capitol Records.

Album cover design: Vince Gutierrez

Cover model: Stephaine (or Stephanie) Smith

Album cover photography: Daniel Hernandez

Record Label Information:

 RoadrunneR RR 9771

Record Format:

 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1985 Made in Netherlands
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: LIZZY BORDEN Love You To Pieces
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Lizzy Borden - Lead Vocals

    Lizzy Borden (real-name: Gregory Charles Harges) is the pseudonym used by "Gregory Charles Harges)" while being lead singer in the American Heavy Metal/Glam Metal band with the same name "Lizzy Borden".

  • Gene Allen - Guitars

    Gene Allen has been guitarist with "Lizzy Borden" from 1983 until 1985.

  • Joey Scott Harges - Drums

    Joseph "Joey" Scott Harges is the brother of Gregory Charles Harges (who used the pseudo "Lizzy Borden") and has been playing drums in the bands: Lizzy Borden, Diamond Dogs and Starwood band.

  • Mike (Mychal) Davis - Bass

    Mychal Davis (real-name Michael "Mike" Davis) has been playing together with J, Holmes in the Terriff band (1983-1987) and Dogma band, before both joined the "Lizzy Borden" band.

  • Tony Matuzak - Guitars

    Anthony "Tony" Matuzak guitarist with Lizzy Borden from 1983 until 1985.

Complete Track-listing of the album "LIZZY BORDEN Love You To Pieces"

The detailed tracklist of this record "LIZZY BORDEN Love You To Pieces" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Council For The Cauldron 3:12
  2. Psychopath 3:38
  3. Save Me 4:03
  4. Red Rum 3:53
  5. Love You To Pieces 4:29
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. American Metal 5:54
  2. Flesheater 4:52
  3. Warfare 3:49
  4. Godiva 2:29
  5. Rod Of Iron

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Front Cover Photo Of LIZZY BORDEN - Love You To Pieces 12" Vinyl LP Album


LIZZY BORDEN - Love You To Pieces 12" Vinyl LP Album front cover

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Photo Of The Back Cover LIZZY BORDEN - Love You To Pieces 12" Vinyl LP Album


LIZZY BORDEN - Love You To Pieces 12" Vinyl LP Album back cover

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LIZZY BORDEN - Love You To Pieces 12" Vinyl LP Album custom inner sleeve

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LIZZY BORDEN - Love You To Pieces 12" Vinyl LP Album custom inner sleeve

Close up of Side One record's label LIZZY BORDEN - Love You To Pieces 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Love You To Pieces " Record Label Details:  RoadrunneR RR 9771

Close up "Love You To Pieces " Record Label Details:  RoadrunneR RR 9771

Side Two Close up of record's label LIZZY BORDEN - Love You To Pieces 12" Vinyl LP Album


Side Two Close up of record's label LIZZY BORDEN - Love You To Pieces 12" Vinyl LP Album
Love You to Pieces: The Definitive 1980s Vinyl Albums Collection by Lizzy Borden

Band Information:

  Lizzy Borden is the name of an American heavy metal band that was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983. The band was named after the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case, and the band's lyrics often revolve around horror themes and macabre subject matter.

 Lizzy Borden's original lineup consisted of lead vocalist Lizzy Borden (born Gregory Charles Harges), guitarists Gene Allen and Tony Matuzak, bassist Michael Davis, and drummer Joey Scott Harges (Lizzy Borden's brother). The band's first release was a self-titled EP that was independently produced and released in 1984. The EP was a critical success, and it led to the band being signed to Metal Blade Records.

 Lizzy Borden's debut album, "Love You to Pieces," was released in 1985. The album was produced by Ron Goudie, who had previously worked with acts such as Motley Crue and W.A.S.P. "Love You to Pieces" was well-received by critics and fans, and it featured the hit single "Give 'Em the Axe." The album's success led to Lizzy Borden touring with bands such as W.A.S.P., Twisted Sister, and Y&T.

 Lizzy Borden's second album, "Menace to Society," was released in 1986. The album featured a heavier sound than its predecessor and included the hit single "Notorious." The band continued to tour heavily, and they gained a reputation for their energetic live shows, which often included elaborate stage props and theatrical elements.

 In 1987, Lizzy Borden released their third album, "Visual Lies." The album featured the hit single "Me Against the World" and included a music video that received heavy rotation on MTV. The album also featured a guest appearance by guitarist Steve Vai.

 Lizzy Borden continued to release albums throughout the 1990s, including "Master of Disguise" (1989), "Deal with the Devil" (2000), and "Appointment with Death" (2007). The band's lineup underwent several changes over the years, with Lizzy Borden being the only constant member. However, the band's sound and style remained consistent, and they continued to tour and perform throughout the United States and Europe.

 Lizzy Borden's music is characterized by its heavy guitar riffs, catchy melodies, and theatrical elements. The band's lyrics often explore dark and sinister themes, such as murder, revenge, and the occult. Despite the band's controversial subject matter, they have maintained a dedicated following of fans who appreciate their unique brand of heavy metal.