Steve Morse Band
"Stand Up" is the Steve Morse Band's 1985 album, now re-released on CD to the delight of all fans of Morse's amazing picking and compositional approach. A mixture of instrumentals and vocal cuts (with guest vocals by Van Temple, Albert Lee, Eric Johnson and Alex Ligertwood), the CD features an interesting support cast, including guest guitarists Lee, Johnson and Peter Frampton and keyboardist T Lavitz. There's some scorching guitar work, particularly on "Rockin' Guitars" where Morse and Lee both deliver brilliant solos and "Distant Star", where Johnson gets to show his stuff after a brief but hot Morse solo. "Stand Up" also features the violin of Mark O'Connor on "Pick Your Poison", a shredder hearkening back to the Dregs (of course).
|03:35||Book Of Dreams||Vocal|
|03:31||Pick Your Poison||Instrumental|
|05:57||Travels Of Marco Polo||Instrumental|
|Steve Morse||Acoustic, Electric & Synthesized Guitars, Production, Engineering|
|Albert Lee||Guitar and Vocals on "Rockin' Guitars"|
|Eric Johnson||Guitar and Vocals on "Distant Star"|
|Peter Frampton||Guitar on "Stand Up"|
|Rod Morgenstein||Drums, Percussion, Piano, Production|
|Van Temple||Vocals on "Book Of Dreams"|
|Mark O'Connor||Violin on "Pick Your Poison"|
|Alex Ligertwood||Vocals on "Stand Up"|
|T Lavitz||Piano on "Unity Gain"|
|Tom Wright||Engineering, Mixing, Mastering|
|Lewis Padgett||Engineering Assistance|
|Carol Friedman||Art Direction|
|Recorded at Cheshire Sound Studios, Atlanta and M.O.R. Sound.
Mixed at Cheshire Sound Studios, Atlanta.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC.