Steve Vai’s ‘Real Illusions: Reflections’

Steve Vai’s ‘Real Illusions: Reflections’ is his seventh studio album (and the first part of a three-part concept album) released on February 22, 2005 by Epic.

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Track Listing : 1.Building The Church (Steve Vai) – 04:58 . 2.Dying For Your Love (Steve Vai) – 04:50 . 3.Glorious (Steve Vai) – 04:35 . 4.K’M-Pee-Du-Wee (Steve Vai) – 04:00 . 5.Firewall (Steve Vai) – 04:19 . 6.Freak Show Excess (Steve Vai) – 06:51 . 7.Lotus Feet (Live) . 8.Yai Yai (Steve Vai) – 02:37 . 9.Midway Creatures (Steve Vai) – 03:42 . 10.I’M Your Secrets (Steve Vai) – 04:26 . 11.Under It All (Steve Vai) – 08:07

Musicians : Steve Vai – Lead Vocals, Guitar . Jeremy Colson – Drums, Percussion On (5), Additional Percussion On (4 – 6 – 10) . Gregg Bissonette – Percussion On (5), Additional Percussion On (4 – 6 – 10) . Billy Sheehan – Bass . Bryan Beller – Bass On (7) . Jerry Hey – Trumpet On (5) . Gary Grant – Trumpet On (5) . Dan Higgins – Saxophone On (5) . Larry Williams – Saxophone On (5) . Bill Reichenbach, Jr. – Trombone On (5) . Charlie Loper – Trombone On (5) . Metropole Orkest – Orchestra On (7) . Chris Opperman – Piano On (7) . Pia Vai – Harp On (11) . Fire Vai – Spoken Vocals On (11) . Laurel Fishman – Spoken Vocals On (11) . Ruby Birman – Spoken Vocals On (11) . Len Birman – Spoken Vocals On (11) . Jeff Mallard – Spoken Vocals On (11) . Michael Mesker – Spoken Vocals On (11) . Thomas Nordegg – Spoken Vocals On (11) . Stacy Ellis – Background Vocals On (5) . Dick Bakker – Conductor On (7)

Production : Produced By Steve Vai . Steve Vai – Engineer, Mixing . Neil Citron – Assistant Engineer . Paul Bliven – Assistant Engineer . Bernie Grundman – Mastering

Package : Hooshik Bayliss – Art Direction, Collage . Andrea Cobb – Cover Art . Larry Dimarzio – Photography . Michael Lau Robles – Design . Tony Sartino – Stylist

Recorded 2004 At The Mothership Studio In Hollywood Hills; The Harmony Hut In Encino, Los Angeles; De Oosterpoort In Groningen; Paradiso In Amsterdam.

Released On February 22, 2005 By Epic.

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Ultimate-Guitar.com
Lyrics are good and mostly simple and sometimes deep and poetic. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I like Steve’s voice. Hes obviously not the greatest singer, but he can sing and steps up to the challenge and does a good job. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
Athough it will be difficult for many of you who classify Steve as a “rock guitarist” to appreciate his musicianship and his continuous strive to take the instrument to a new level, the rest of us can enjoy a CD filled with emotion, catchy riffs, unique rythmsand amazing guitar playing and composition. […]

RockReviews
Real Illusions: Reflections is a refreshing guitar-oriented rock album that eases the anticipation of Vai’s forthcoming releases (the other parts of his rock opera) just a bit. Keep in mind that for some it might take some time to digest this album. Real Illusions is definitely not an easy listening album. […]

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