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The Lace is the only solo studio album by Cars' bassist and member Benjamin Orr. It was released on October 6, 1986 by Elektra Records and features his only solo hit, the song "Stay the Night" which reached the Top 40 in 1987. A follow-up single "Too Hot to Stop" was also released but failed to chart. Wounded Bird Records re-released the album on CD on August 15, 2006.

The Lace
The Lace (Benjamin Orr album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 6, 1986
StudioThe Wool Hall (Beckington, England) and Blue Jay Studios (Carlisle, Massachusetts)[1]
GenrePop rock, new wave
Singles from The Lace
  1. "Stay the Night[2]"
    Released: October 1986
  2. "Too Hot to Stop[3]"
    Released: February 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[4]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Benjamin Orr and Diane Grey Page.

Side one
1."Too Hot to Stop"4:18
2."In Circles"4:32
3."Stay the Night"4:26
5."When You're Gone"4:51
Side two
2."Hold On"4:30
3."The Lace"4:20
4."That's the Way"4:07
5."This Time Around"5:10


Credits adapted from AllMusic.[5]


  • Produced by Mike Shipley, Ben Orr and Larry Klein[6]
  • Engineered and recorded by Mike Shipley, with additional engineering by Thom Moore
  • Mixed by Thom Moore; "Stay The Night" and "Too Hot To Stop" mixed by Mike Shipley
  • Mastered at Masterdisk by Bob Ludwig
  • All songs published by Orange Village Music-ASCAP


  1. ^ "Benjamin Orr - The Lace". Discogs.
  2. ^ "Benjamin Orr - Stay The Night".
  3. ^ "Benjamin Orr - Too Hot To Stop".
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  6. ^ "Images for Benjamin Orr – The Lace".