I was at the Lukather consert last thursday, 14. of march -13, in my home town (!!!) Haugesund in south west Norway. A superb consert. This was the first date of Lukes Europe tour. He payed all the songs from the Transition album except "Last man standing", and songs from his early albums and a song from Hendrix. He started with the first song from the album, "Judgement day". What a guitar player - fantastic! Musicans on this tour: Steve Weingart (keyb.) a great musican, and he had a superb keyboard sound, Renee Jones (bass), a very good bassplayer and singer (bg vocal) and Eric Valentine (drums) - thanks for a good drum solo.
The Transition album has a colourful and nice albumcover with a booklet with songtexst and information about the artists and how the album was made. A lots of pictures from the studio, of the musicans and producer, etc. Its not often that I like every song on a album, but this CD is an exeption. The album contains song with differents styles, jazz rock, rock, pop/rock and slow songs with fine details. Its a very good sound and mix on this album. A lots of great musicans on this album as well - C. J. Vanston (keyb.), Steve Weingart (keyb.), Chad (drums) from Chili Peppers, Gregg Bissonette (drums), Eric Valentine (drums), Tos Panos (drums), Lee Sklar (bass)(studio musican and former member of TOTO), Nathan East (bass)(studio musican and have played with Clapton among others), Tal Wilkenfeld (bass)(has played with Jeff Beck among others), Renee Jones (bass), John Pierce (bass), Lenny Castro (perc.) and Trev Lukather (muted guitar). Some of the musicans are bg vocalists. On the album are also Phil Collen (bg vocals) from Def Leppard. Most of the songs are made by Lukather and C.J. Vanston. Its a great sound on this CD and every time I listen to it I discover new aspects, new things with some songs.
I will recomend it to every Luke and TOTO fan - and of course to everyone who loves good music!