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Santamental
This unique Christmas album features new interpretations of traditional Christmas tunes as well as two original Christmas songs written for this release. It's a journey through rock, jazz and fusion, with a whole bunch of the finest musicians contributing their talents to these pieces. If you like Los Lobotomys you will love this record!

This album is dedicated to Rosemary Clooney, my second Mom. We will miss you!


Produced by Elliot Scheiner and Steve Lukather
Steve Lukather and Friends
SantaMental
Tracklist:
Joy to the World
Arranged by Jeff Babko and Steve Lukather

Guitars - Steve Lukather and Edward Van Halen
1st-3rd solo left side (Luke) 2nd-4th right side (Eddie)
Keyboards - Jeff Babko
Drums - Gregg Bissonette
Bass - John Pierce
Tambourine - Simon Phillips
2. Greensleeves
Arranged by Jeff Babko (all adult chords) and Luke

Guitar - Luke
Rhodes and Synthesizers - Jeff Babko
Drums - Gregg Bissonette
Bass - John "Sticky" Pierce
Percussion - Lenny Castro
Sax - Edgar Winter
3. Jingle Bells

(For my hero Sammy D. with love and respect!)

Vocals - Sammy Davis Jr. (sampled) & Steve Lukather (baked)
Rhythm and horn charts by Jeff Babko and...
Conductor-Piano - Jeff Babko
Guitar - Luke
Drums - Gregg Bissonette
Bass - "Sticky" Pierce
Bell tree - Lenny Castro
Horn Section (real, by the way):
Trombone - Jeff Babko
1st Trumpet and extra vibe - Walt Fowler
2nd Trumpet - Gregg Bissonette
Sax - George Shelby
Background Vocals - Scott Hamilton, Bob Babko, Lenny & Chie Castro, Ben Osgood, Jeff Babko and Luke
4. Carol of the Bells
Arranged by Jeff Babko and Steve Lukather

Guitars - Power chords by Trevor Lukather
(1st take - first real session 5/4, no click, by the way, MY son!)
AND Steve "Steveland" Vai and Luke Sr.)
1st solo - Steve Lukather
2nd solo - Jeff Babko
3rd solo - Steve Vai
Rhodes-Hammond and synthesizers - Jeff Babko
Drums and solo - Gregg Bissonette
Bass - John Pierce
Vocals - "Merry, Merry Merry Christmas..." Jeff Babko and Steve Lukather VSO'd
5. Broken Heart for Christmas
Music by Steve Lukather
Lyrics by Stan Lynch (who sent them to me but has yet to hear the tune, hope ya like it, haha)

Arranged by Jeff Babko and Steve Lukather
Guitars - Steve Lukather and Slash
Keyboards - Jeff Babko
Drums - Gregg Bissonette
Bass - "Sticky" Pierce
Percussion - Lenny (25 years later) Castro
Vocals - Steve Lukather (Thanks Lenny Kravitz, for the inspiration, Lynch for the words... it's f-ing hard to write an original Christmas song!)
6. Angels We Have Heard On High
Arranged by Jeff Babko and Steve Lukather

Guitars - Steve Lukather
Keyboards - Jeff Babko
Drums - Gregg Bissonette
Bass - John ("he plays beautifully, don't you agree?") Pierce
Percussion - Lenny Castro
7. Winter Wonderland
Arranged by Jeff Babko and Steve Lukather
Horns arranged by Jeff Babko

Duet featuring Edgar Winter

Guitar - Steve Lukather (Thanks to Walt for the riff in my solo)
Horns, Organ,Trombone - Jeff Babko
Drums - Gregg Bissonette
Bass - "Bay" Pierce
Percussion - Lenny Castro
Sax - Edgar Winter
Sax - George Shelby
Trumpet - Walt Fowler
Vocals - Steve Lukather and Edgar Winter ("Livin' in an Edgar Winter's Wonderland")
8. Look Out for Angels
Written by Steve Lukather and Jeff Babko
Arranged by Jeff Babko and Steve Lukather

Guitars - Steve Lukather and Mike "Meh" Landau
1st solo - Mike Landau
2nd solo - Ironically, me... 32 years later bro... Keyboards - Jeff Babko
Drums - Gregg Bissonette
Bass - John Pierce
Percussion - Lenny Castro
Vocals - Steve Lukather
9. Silent Night
(dedicated to my friend and mentor Jeff Beck, with love and respect. Hope you like it as it is for you. Merry Christmas always!)

Arranged by Jeff Babko (more adult chords, thanks!) and Steve Lukather

Guitar - Steve Lukather
Rhodes - Jeff Babko
Drums - Gregg Bissonette
Bass - John Pierce
10. The Christmas Song (Chestnut Roasting On An Open Fire)

Arranged by Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather
(all cool chords were Carlton's, haha) I don't do be-bop solo guitar... but I can still try