Feeding The Wheel
With "Feeding The Wheel" Juilliard-trained keyboardist Jordan Rudess has created an album of challenging, life-affirming keyboard rock to nourish the soul. It is nothing new for this consummate artist, a man who has collaborated with a myriad of prog greats to get to where he is today. The resume is daunting: Dream Theater (his current band), Dixie Dregs, Liquid Tension Experiment. As well, there have been fruitful, productive liaisons with Jan Hammer, Vinnie Moore, Tony Williams, Annie Haslam, Rod Morgenstein, along with three previous solo albums. Jordan Rudess is busy. But "Feeding The Wheel" is a milestone in the man's personal expression, comprising eleven instrumental tracks (with a bit of dramatic spoken word) that demonstrate the skills of a man that is both technologically and technically at the top of his game. In additon, the CD features blazing guitaristic contributions from Steve Morse and John Petrucci.
|00:19||The Voice (Intro)||Vocal|
|04:10||Dreaming In Titanium||Instrumental|
|01:38||Center Of The Sphere||Instrumental|
|06:13||Crack The Meter||Instrumental|
|07:14||Feed The Wheel||Instrumental|
|Steve Morse||Guitar Solos on Tracks 2 & 7|
|John Petrucci||Guitar on Tracks 2, 5, 9, 11|
|Jordan Rudess||All Keyboards, Electric Guitar on "Shifting Sands", Vocal FX, Production|
|Terry Bozzio||All Drums and Percussion on Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11|
|Eugene Friesen||Cello and Voice on Tracks 2, 4, 8, 9|
|Billy Sheehan||Bass on Track 7|
|Mark Wood||Electric 7 String Viper Violin on Tracks 2, 5, 9, 11|
|Barry Carl||The Voice Track 1, Cosmic Ruminations|
|Peter Ernst||Nylon String Guitar on Track 3|
|Bert Baldwin||Keyboard Strings on Track 5, Vocal FX, Assistant To Jordan|
|John Guth||Mixing, Various Audio Miracles|
|Max Crace||Drum Engineering|
|Ruchard Mullen||Drum Engineering|
|Doug Oberkircher||Petrucci Engineering|
|David B. Mattingly||Artwork|
|Caroline Meyers||Cover Photography|
|Shem Cohen||Additional Prose|
|Violin and acoustic guitar recorded at J.G.P.
Mixed and audio miracles performed at J.G.P.
Terry Bozzio's drums recorded at World Axis Recording Studio in Austin, Texas.
Petrucci's guitar recorded at BearTracks.
Layout, design and inside artwork by D'Bodavus Graphics, Inc.