Lukather (1989)

Lukather, Steve (CBS, 465657 2)

Steve Lukather: "After playing eleven years in Toto, it became time for everyone to take a break and experiment with some other people, play some other music, and come back to it fresh in a year or so when we deem it feeling good to everybody. Well, for me, I didn't want to take a break. I had a bunch of songs with a plan and a direction. So as a result, here is my album. Through my years in Toto, and as a session guitar player, I've acquired numerous musical friends who have helped me out on this album. What I wanted to do is a combination of all of my favorite records.

The guys I worked with on this album, like Eddie Van Halen, Steve Stevens, Richard Marx, Danny Kortchmar, Jan Hammer, Randy Goodrum and, of course, Jeff and David from Toto, all took what we listened to, took our own version of what we heard, and made it into our own. These guys understood how I'm frustrated because I'm proud of what I've done in the past, but that's that. There is whole other part of me people haven't really heard. This album is made to surprise people in a good way. I'm even surprised myself in the sense of trying to keep this record simpler production-wise. I wanted to maintain the personality of each individual player so that you could, for the most part, feel who's playing. You can hear noises, people breathing, or counting off in the middle of a room.

You can hear my influences like Cream, Hendrix, Zeppelin on this album. Pink Floyd is also a heavy influence on me. David Gilmour is one of my heroes, along with guitar players like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix...

So it's all here, on this record; I hope you like it. I'd like to change people's minds with this record, and I hope that you're pleasantly surprised. I will be over in Japan by the time this album comes out, to play live, and show that this is a real thing, not just a studio endeavor. I love to play live!"

Tracklist

  1. Twist the knife (E. Van Halen, S. Lukather)
  2. Swear your love (S. Lukather, R. Marx)
  3. Fall into velvet (S. Lukather, S. Stevens, C. Curnin)
  4. Drive a crooked road (S. Lukather, D. Kortchmar)
  5. Got my way (S. Lukather, M. Landau, R. Goodrum)
  6. Darkest night of the year (S. Lukather, S. Stevens)
  7. Lonely beat of my heart (S. Lukather, D. Warren)
  8. With a second chance (S. Lukather, R. Goodrum)
  9. Turns to stone (S. Lukather, R. Goodrum)
  10. It looks like rain (S. Lukather, T. Kelly, B. Steinberg)
  11. Steppin' on top of your world (S. Lukather, D. Kortchmar)

Credits

Steve Lukather, Carlos Vega, Eddie Van Halen, Lenny Castro, Warren Ham, Prairie Prince, Neil Stubenhaus, C.J. Vanston, Richard Marx, Tommy Price, Will Lee, Jan Hammer, Steve Stevens, Eric Rehl, Cindy Mizelle, Jeff Porcaro, John Pierce, Danny Kortchmar, Stan Lynch, John Keane, Randy Jackson, Randy Goodrum, Michael Landau, Aaron Zigman, Tom Kelly, Kim Bullard, David Paich, Tommy Funderburk, Lee Sklar, Jai Winding.

Steve Lukather - Swear your love (1989, CBS 655474 7)

  1. Swear your love
  2. It looks like rain
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Tour dates

  1. 20Oct2018
    Greenville, TN USA
    Niswonger Performing Arts Center
  2. 21Oct2018
    Montgomery, AL USA
    Montgomery Performing Arts Center
  3. 23Oct2018
    Mobile. AL USA
    Saenger Theater
  4. 24Oct2018
    Clearwater, FL USA
    Ruth Eckerd Hall
  5. 26Oct2018
    Fort Myers, FL USA
    Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

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