On February 22, 2005.

On February 22, 2005, “Epic” label released “Real Illusions: Reflections”, the seventh Steve Vai studio album. It was recorded in 2004, at “The Mothership Studio” in Hollywood Hills, “The Harmony Hut” in Los Angeles, and “De Oosterpoort” in Amsterdam, and was produced by Steve Vai.

Personnel:

  • Steve Vai– lead vocals, guitar, all instrumentation, engineering, mixing
  • Jeremy Colson– drums, percussion
  • Gregg Bissonette– percussion
  • Billy Sheehan, Bryan Beller– bass
  • Jerry Hey, Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Dan Higgins– saxophone
  • Larry Williams – saxophone
  • Bill Reichenbach, Jr., Charlie Loper – trombone
  • Stacy Ellis – background vocals
  • Metropole Orkest– orchestra
  • Chris Opperman– piano
  • Pia Vai– harp
  • Fire Vai, Laurel Fishman, Ruby Birman, Len Birman, Jeff Mallard, Michael Mesker, Thomas Nordegg – spoken vocals
  • David Kole – orchestration
  • Dick Bakker – conducting
  • Neil Citron, Paul Bliven – engineering assistance
  • Bernie Grundman– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Vai.

  1. Building the Church
  2. Dying for Your Love
  3. Glorious
  4. K’m-Pee-Du-Wee
  5. Firewall
  6. Freak Show Exces
  7. Lotus Feet
  8. Yai Yai
  9. Midway Creatures
  10. I’m Your Secrets
  11. Under it All

 

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