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Luke
Here's some words from Luke on his album
(taken from the booklet):

Welcome to the 3rd installment. You will find this record to be a bit of a departure from my other two because I really wanted to do something different. Maybe because my life is just different now and when I began writing and recording for this record I was in a rather introspective, life-evaluating space. Consequently, my approach to the whole reord, musically and sonically, just seemed to take another direction. I was inspired by all the music I grew up listening to and how it has influenced and chronicled different phases of my life and it came out liberally and deliberately on the record. In fact, I think this record is the closest amalgamation of all the different facets of me than anything I have recorded in the past, thus the original title. I experimented with some different instrumentation and recording techniques this time. All the tracks were recorded live except for vocals and a few other oddities. The solos that I do have on the record like "Tears of My Own Shame" and "Bluebird" were kept intact with all their imperfections as to keep the approach REAL and honest. I decided to focus on other aspects of my music this time. You hear sounds like pedal steel guitar, harmonicas, Mellotrons and some different guitar tones and rawer-sounding bass and drum parts. I mixed all this in with some modern recording techniques. I even purposefully distorted the vocals on some occasions... so there is nothing wrong with your system (haha). I think we captured the spirit of where I seem to be coming from at this time. I want to thank ALL of the musicians and Tom for their input and keeping me from myself when it was necessary, for making me keep things I would normally "fix" and maybe "fix" the edge right out of. I also want to thank Elliot Scheiner for coming in and mixing my album and putting some fresh ears on it.

See ya on the road!!

Luke
Steve Lukather
Luke
Tracklist:
1. The Real Truth
Written by Steve Lukather, Fee Waybill

Luke: All Guitars, Wurlitzer, Mellotron and lead vocals
Gregg Bissonette: Drums
John Pierce: Bass
Jim Cox: Hammond
2. Broken Machine
Written by Steve Lukather, Phil Soussan

Luke: All Guitars, Keyboards and lead vocals
Gregg Bissonette: Drums
Phil Soussan: Bass and backing vocals
3. Tears Of My Own Shame
Written by Steve Lukather, Phil Soussan

Luke: All Guitars and lead vocals
Gregg Bissonette: Drums
Phil Soussan: Bass
Jim Cox: Hammond
Maxie Anderson: Backing vocals
Alfie Silas Duno: Backing vocals
4. Love The Things You Hate
Written by Steve Lukather, Phil Soussan

Luke: All Guitars and lead vocals and electric sitar
Gregg Bissonette: Drums
Phil Soussan: Bass and backing vocals
5. Hate Everything About U
Written by Steve Lukather, Rodney Crowell

Luke: Electric and acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals
Gregg Bissonette: Drums and percussion
John Pierce: Bass
J.D. Maness: Pedal steel guitar
Jim Cox: Hammond and Wurlitzer
6. Reservations To Live (The Way It Is)
Written by Steve Lukather, Fee Waybill

Luke: Electric and acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals
Gregg Bissonette: Drums
John Pierce: Bass
J.D. Maness: Pedal steel guitar
Jim Cox: Hammond and Fender Rhodes
7. Don't Hang Me On
Written by Steve Lukather, Phil Soussan

Luke: All guitars, lead vocals and mellotron
Gregg Bissonette: Drums
Phil Soussan: Bass and backing vocals
8. Always Be There For Me
Written by Steve Lukather

Luke: All guitars, Wurlitzer, lead and backing vocals
David Paich: Hammond
Gregg Bissonette: Drums
John Pierce: Bass
9. Open Your Heart
Written by Steve Lukather, Randy Goodrum

Luke: Electric and acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals
Gregg Bissonette: Drums
Pino Palladino: Bass
David Paich: Wurlitzer
10. Bag O'Tales
Written by Steve Lukather, Phil Soussan

Luke: All guitars, lead and backing vocals
Gregg Bissonette: Drums and percussion
Phil Soussan: Bass and backing vocals
11. Bluebird
Written by Stephen Stills

Luke: All guitars, lead and backing vocals
Gregg Bissonette: Drums
John Pierce: Bass
12. The Pump (U.S. Bonus Track)
Recorded Live in Stuttgart on 30 June 1997.