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  • Audio CD (5 Sept. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Music Theories Recordings
  • ASIN: B005DLBM5S
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177,247 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. H TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Sept. 2011
Format: Audio CD
The profile of keyboard player Derek Sherinian is probably at an all-time high, what with his membership of rock supergroup Black Country Communion. Their two albums have charted across the globe, and there's a live DVD on the way, so what better time than to punt out a new solo album. And, wise man that he is, that's exactly what he's done. Of course, even with his Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Yngwie Malmsteen pedigree, there's no guarantee that an instrumental keyboard album will get the punters excited. No, what you need are some top notch guest guitarists to add their widdle, where appropriate.

So, say hello to Tony Macalpine ('Five Elements', 'Mercury 7'), Toto guitarist Steve Lukather ('Mulholland', 'Euphoria', 'Seven Sins'), ex Billy Idol bandmate, Steve Stevens ('Ghost Runner', 'Oceana',), Whitesnake man, Doug Aldrich ('El Camino Diablo') and Black Country Communion compadre Joe Bonamassa ('I Heard That'). So that's the guitar fans sorted out. Now, what about some tunes.

Well, you won't be surprised to learn that it leans towards fusion and progressive rock, because that's where the musos go when they want to show off to everyone. And, to be fair, he's got plenty to show off about as the opening number, 'Five Elements', amply demonstrates, with some phenomenal percussive work from drumming legend Simon Phillips, who plays on the entire album, in fine style. If you're looking for some fine fusion, then the Steve Lukather tracks are your best bet, with the mellower 'Euphoria' the best of them.

My particular favourite was the stompingly enjoyable `El Camino Diablo` which gives Whitesnake man Doug Aldrich plenty of time to demonstrate his technical abilities away from Sir David Coverdale.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. CARPANINI on 20 Sept. 2011
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I agree with everything Mr H says, but I thought I would add my two penneth as a life long Jazz Rock and Fusion fan.

Sadly the recent review in Classic Rock incorrectly assumed that Derek was now finally able to attract big name guitarists via his new found fame with Black Country Communion. Well clearly they hadn't bothered to check out his previous albums featuring such guitar luminaries as Allan Holdsworth, Al Di Meola, Yngwie, Zakk Wylde, et al! Also the review likened this to Blow By Blow era Beck, but if anything it is more akin to the There and Back period of the maestro's work.

Steve Stevens, famous for his Top Gun guitar epic, turns in another sublimely melodic performance on the title track Oceanan and I too am pleasantly surprised by Joe Bonamassa's Beck'esque stylings.

The reason I think this is Derek's best album to date is consistency and restraint. Whilst restraint isn't a word often associated with fusion, here Derek steers clear of the histrionic overplaying of some of his previous guitar compadres (take note Zakk) and delivers a consistently listenable set of tunes with each guitarist turning in sympathetic and stirring performances. The Classic Rock review also, incorrectly, suggested that Derek sounded like a guest on his own album at times, but this misses the key point that he is the songwriter and as such does not have to contribute overbearing solos in each track.

I heartily recommend this album to existing Derek fans, and also to those newcomers to his music who have a penchant for classic fusion. To my mind Derek is the natural inheritor of Jan Hamer's crown as the most compatible keyboard player for guitarists, and on this album he pays respectful homage to Jan's pioneering style and that brief period of wonderfully exciting music that existed in the early to mid 70s.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. J. Fisher on 29 Jan. 2012
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As I was listening to this it suddenly came to mind the albums I bought in the early 1980's by Jeff Beck and his Wired album with Jan Hammer,I listened to that again and ending up enjoying the Jeff Beck album more.
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By Mr. Roger N. Allen on 25 Mar. 2013
Format: Audio CD
Derek Sherinian has made pure gold here with his latest release Oceana, a nine track instrumental extravaganza.
There is a notable assembly of musicians as well who play some of the finest works you will hear this year on a cd. Favouring a jazz/rock guitar fusion approach, this cd creates an energy that sets him apart and will appeal to a wide stream audience.
Collaborators on this work are Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Tony McAlpine, Steve Stevens, Simon Phillips, Doug Aldrich, Jimmy Johnson and Tony Franklin.
Five Elements opens up with a great guitar riff from McAlpine with menacing keys from Derek and scintilating drumming from Phillips, the similar formula hits the mark with the classy Mercury 7.
Lukather shows his skill on three tracks on here Mulholland, Euphoria and Seven Sins, less frenetic than the previous tracks , the playing on these tracks is sublime. Doug Aldrich makes an appearance on the wonderful El Camino Diablo with glorious duet sections with Derek on this track.
Bonamassa lays down a smooth blues groove on the guitar for the track I Heard That, the two BCC members clearly enjoying working together on projects, if they continue to produce results like this then I see a very fruitful musical future here.
The Satrianiesque track Ghost Runner features Franklin and Johnson on a real rocker of a track that will make a great tv/film theme if used properly. The same personnel are on the title track and very beautiful Oceana, one of the best instrumental pieces you will ever listen to , it is just exquisite.
Seven of the tracks on the cd are co-written with co-producer and top musician Simon Phillips, whose work on it is worthy of a special mention, classy drumming all the way.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Instant modern fusion classic in the vintage Jeff Beck vein 2 Oct. 2011
By guitarguy - Published on Amazon.com
OVERALL: Great catchy fusion rock songs in the vein of Jeff Becks classic "There and Back" album from 1980, but even better! This is due mostly to drummer Simon Phillips sharing the writing credits and production. Simon played on Becks "There and Back", and the influence of that album is all over this. Fun and easy to listen to, all songs are kept succinct in the 4 to 5 minute range, which is short by fusion standards, so there's no time for filler or meandering explorative solos. These songs groove right along with nice melodic hooks, harmonic development and burning solos which are kept to the point for maximum impact. No duds or boring moments. Gone is the overly metal approach of past sherinian albums, so the result is a more balanced rock/fusion sound, still with some metal edges but not all the time in your face, which is nice.

THE PLAYERS: All 5 guest guitarists here pull out Beck type melodic shadings and feel, but with more chops and intense solos. Great guitar all around. Perfect bass support from Jimmy Johnson (of Allan Holdsworth fame). Simon of course does his tasty precision beats and fills, double bass shuffles, and more. Seems he's the glue in the whole album. Derek needed someone of his caliber to bring out the best in him with this new more musical and classic direction.

THE KEYBOARD SOUNDS: Finally Derek seems to have embraced authentic vintage keyboard sounds more than in the past (which you can see on the cover) probably from getting used to them more while playing them in Black Country Communion. In the past he seemed to rely more on modern synth sounds associated with prog metal (dream theater, jens johannsen, etc) and downplayed the vintage ones. Here the vintage keys stand more purely on their own in the forefront, or at least equally to the more modern ones. The result is a more classic sound, less 90s dream theaterish, and more 70s fusion/prog-ish.

BOTTOM LINE: I can see just about anyone liking this, from a guitar rock metal fans, prog fans, and fusion fans, it's all covered. They only thing missing really is deeper jazz leanings, as this is more rock fusion than jazz fusion, so if you are looking for more jazz in your fusion then that's not here, but this album is very fun and easy to groove on and rock out to. It doesnt take any time to get to like it. A new favorite with a familiar classic sound.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
incredible!!! 25 Oct. 2011
By masque - Published on Amazon.com
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one of the best instrumental albums i own......VERY guitar oriented!!!!!! but it's the perfect mix of awesome guitar playing and killer keyboard stuff!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fusion fury 1 Oct. 2011
By D Strong - Published on Amazon.com
Although I am more familiar with Derek through Planet X than through his solo albums, I perused samples of this album, mostly because of the people playing on it. Anyway, I am quite happy with the record, which seems to play musical chairs with an array of styles - blues, jazz, rock, and prog, rolling them into one cosmic ball of fusion. The album features many musical and virtuosic peaks, but the 2 standout tracks were Mercury 7 - partcularly, the marrow-boiling solo of Macalpine - and Euphoria, with its majestic, stellar melody and alien atmospheres; also, Steve Lukather's guitar sounds as huge and heavy and atmospheric as the planet Jupiter. Matter of fact, I like this record better than some of Derek's others, such as Utopia (?) and Molecular Heinosity. Derek's music is not only a feast for musicans; it's also a feast for anyeone's imagination.
His best yet 7 May 2012
By Ben Littauer - Published on Amazon.com
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I've always liked Derek's solo and Planet X releases, but they have rarely made it to the top of my playlist rotation. A little too much of the same each time, and undistinguished feel. Moonbabies was an exception - that's got some great cuts on it. But with Oceana Derek has finally gotten a groove that totally works for me. A little less flashy, a little more melodic, but never boring. Think Jeff Beck blow by blow with a little more edge. Definitely worth the price of admission!
Awesome! 18 Feb. 2012
By Paul Ritter - Published on Amazon.com
Awesome! Steve Lukather and Steve Stevens are the Best! What more of them, though!!! Not a bad song on this album!
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