1997 Steve Lukather – Luke

Luke is the third solo album by Steve Lukather released in 1997. It was a much different and more introspective album than Lukather’s previous two solo efforts. The album is a concentrated collection of many of Lukather’s musical influences, and he deliberately let those influences come out on the album. Luke is an experimental album, and like Candyman it was recorded mostly in live sessions with minimal overdubbing and processing afterward. Luke also features instrumentation not heard on previous Lukather albums such as pedal steel, harmonicas, Mellotrons, and experimental guitar, bass, and drum sounds.

The US version of Luke includes a version of the Jeff Beck song “The Pump.” The song “Hate Everything About You” was released as a single.

 

Tracks

1  The Real Truth (Steve Lukather; Fee Waybill) 5:10
2  Broken Machine (Steve Lukather; Phil Soussan) 4:54
3  Tears Of My Own Shame (Steve Lukather; Phil Soussan) 5:38
4  Love The Things You Hate (Steve Lukather; Phil Soussan) 5:44
5  Hate Everything About U (Steve Lukather; Rodney Crowell) 5:56
6  Reservations To Live (The Way It Is) (Steve Lukather; Fee Waybill) 4:49
7  Don’t Hang Me On (Steve Lukather; Phil Soussan) 4:40
8  Always Be There For Me (Steve Lukather) 5:38
9  Open Your Heart (Steve Lukather; Randy Goodrum) 4:27
10  Bag O’tales (Steve Lukather; Phil Soussan) 5:50
11  Bluebird (Stephen Stills) 6:42

Media

Musicians

1 The Real Truth

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsGregg Bissonette
GuitarSteve Lukather
Hammond OrganJim Cox
MellotronSteve Lukather
WurlitzerSteve Lukather


2 Broken Machine

BassPhil Soussan
DrumsGregg Bissonette
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsSteve Lukather
Background VocalsPhil Soussan


3 Tears Of My Own Shame

BassPhil Soussan
DrumsGregg Bissonette
GuitarSteve Lukather
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsAlfie Silas


4 Love The Things You Hate

BassPhil Soussan
DrumsGregg Bissonette
GuitarSteve Lukather
SitarSteve Lukather
Background VocalsPhil Soussan


5 Hate Everything About U

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsGregg Bissonette
GuitarSteve Lukather
Acoustic GuitarSteve Lukather
Pedal Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
Hammond OrganJim Cox
WurlitzerJim Cox
HarmonicaSteve Lukather


6 Reservations To Live (The Way It Is)

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsGregg Bissonette
GuitarSteve Lukather
Acoustic GuitarSteve Lukather
Pedal Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
Fender RhodesJim Cox
Hammond OrganJim Cox


7 Don’t Hang Me On

BassPhil Soussan
DrumsGregg Bissonette
GuitarSteve Lukather
MellotronSteve Lukather
Background VocalsPhil Soussan


8 Always Be There For Me

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsGregg Bissonette
GuitarSteve Lukather
Hammond OrganSteve Lukather
WurlitzerSteve Lukather


9 Open Your Heart

BassPino Palladino
DrumsGregg Bissonette
GuitarSteve Lukather
Acoustic GuitarSteve Lukather
WurlitzerDavid Paich


10 Bag O’tales

BassPhil Soussan
DrumsGregg Bissonette
GuitarSteve Lukather
PercussionGregg Bissonette
Background VocalsPhil Soussan


11 Bluebird

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsGregg Bissonette
GuitarSteve Lukather

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Lukather, Tom Fletcher
Arranged By – Steve Lukather, Tom Fletcher
Engineer – Bill Smith, Tom Fletcher
Engineer – Tom Fletcher
Engineer (Assistant) – Bodie Olmos
Engineer (Second Engineer) – David Nottingham, Lee Bench
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Mixed By – Elliot Scheiner

Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Recorded At – Steakhouse Studios
Mixed At – The Village Recorder
Mastered At – Precision Mastering
Manufactured By – Sony Music