Real Illusions: Reflections
Steve Vai's first new solo album in nearly five years, "Real Illusions: Reflections", features twelve highly anticipated tracks by Vai. The first volume in a three-part 'Concept Trilogy' features the legendary guitar virtuoso in fine form. As he himself describes it, ""Real Illusions: Reflections" is the first part of a multi-layered menagerie of vignettes based on the amplified mental exaggerations of a truth-seeking madman who sees the world... oh never mind." Vai is joined by long-time collaborators Billy Sheehan on bass and Jeremy Colson on drums, while Vai handles all the other instruments, oh, and some guitar playing! Mostly instrumental, there are four vocal tracks in the mix.
|04:58||Building The Church||Instrumental|
|04:51||Dying For Your Love||Vocal|
|06:52||Freak Show Excess||Instrumental|
|04:26||I'm Your Secrets||Vocal|
|08:08||Under It All||Vocal|
|Steve Vai||Guitar, Vocals, Other Instruments, Production, Engineering, Mixing|
|Jeremy Colson||Drums, Percussion|
|Stacy Ellis||Background Vocals|
|David Kole||Orchestration on "Lotus Feet"|
|Dick Bakker||Conducting on "Lotus Feet"|
|Co De Kloet||Breath Of Life for "Lotus Feet"|
|Neil Citron||Engineering Assistance|
|Paul Bliven||Engineering Assistance|
|Hooshik Bayliss||Art Direction, Photo Collage|
|Andrea Cobb||Cover Art|
|Recorded at the Mothership (Hollywood) and the Harmony Hut (Encino) except "Lotus Feet", which was recorded live in Holland at three different shows during the performances of the "The Aching Hunger": one at De Oosterpoort in Groningen and two at the Paradiso in Amsterdam.
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
Styling by Tony Sartino.