Richie Kotzen "Wave Of Emotion"

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Richie Kotzen
Wave Of Emotion
The Story
Richie Kotzen as guitarist and songwriter is what you'll find on his 2000 release, "Wave Of Emotion". You'll find a wealth of sounds on the CD from melodic, bluesy material to honest rock and roll in reminiscent of the Rolling Stones or the Black Crows. Of course, you get Kotzen's superb guitar work and wah-wah laden leads, and he handles all vocals, production and recording (drummer Atma Anur does assist on production on two track). Highlights on What Is... include the powerful, wah-wah drenched "Breakdown", "I'm Comin' Out" and the opening title track. "Wave Of Emotion" provides additional proof that there is another part of this talented musician's repertoire besides great guitar playing.
The Music
03:03 Wave Of Emotion Vocal
04:41 Times Gonna Tell Vocal
05:01 No Reason Vocal
02:52 Breakdown Vocal
02:47 I'm Comin' Out Vocal
03:43 Moonshine Vocal
03:43 Stoned Vocal
03:17 Sovereign Vocal
03:15 World Affair Vocal
04:36 Degeneration Vocal
04:32 Air Vocal
The Artists
Richie Kotzen Guitars, Lead and Background Vocals, Piano, Organ, Clavinet, Synthesizer, Mandolin, Bass, Drums (on "No Reason"), Production
Atma Anur Drums, Percussion, Production (on "Sovereign" and "Moonshine")
Deanna Eve Addtional Background Vocals on "Wave Of Emotion"
Glenn Hughes Addtional Background Vocals on "Stoned"
Melvin Brandon Jr. Bass on "Time's Gonna Tell"
Lole Diro Engineering, Mixing
Dexter Smittle Engineering, Mixing
William Hames Photography, Art Direction
Micah Smith Coordination
Rachel Gutek Design
Chuck Wright Additional Design, Retouch
Recorded and mixed at the Trist A' Whirl.