Collection

Collection

by Jason Becker
     
 

To many, Jason Becker's tale is one of the more tragic in rock history (just as stardom came a-calling -- by replacing Steve Vai in David Lee Roth's solo band -- Becker was stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease). But Becker's tale is certainly one of the more inspiring as well, as he continues to write music via computer (by communicating with his eyes via a system… See more details below

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To many, Jason Becker's tale is one of the more tragic in rock history (just as stardom came a-calling -- by replacing Steve Vai in David Lee Roth's solo band -- Becker was stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease). But Becker's tale is certainly one of the more inspiring as well, as he continues to write music via computer (by communicating with his eyes via a system developed by his father). And on the 2008 compilation Collection, all of his best bits are showcased, as the set is comprised of tracks from throughout his career, and includes a trio of new tunes. While there are quite a few ditties that show that Becker could shred with the best of them back in the good ol' days (namely "Opus Pocus" and Roth's "It's Showtime!"), quite a bit of Collection is comprised of new agey tunes, including "Images," "Air," and the piano-led "End of the Beginning." In addition, the number of renowned six-string heroes that appear on the album is quite impressive, as Michael Lee Firkins, Marty Friedman, Greg Howe, Joe Satriani, and Vai all appear. Becker remains an inspiration to all -- beyond just guitar players -- and Collection is the proof.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2008
Label:
Shrapnel
UPC:
0026245119727
catalogNumber:
1197
Rank:
36909

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jason Becker   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards
David Lee Roth   Vocals
Joe Satriani   Guitar,Soloist
Steve Vai   Guitar,Soloist
Greg Howe   Guitar,Soloist
Michael Lee Firkins   Dobro,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Marty Friedman   Guitar,Soloist
Atma Anur   Drums
Gregg Bissonette   Percussion,Drums
Matt Bissonette   Bass,Vocals,Soloist
Joey Blake   Vocals
Deen Castronovo   Drums
Marc LaFrance   Background Vocals
Dave Lopez   Guitar
Jimmy O'Shea   Bass
Steve Rosenthal   Cymbals
Brett Tuggle   Keyboards,Vocals
Raz Kennedy   Vocals
Melanie Rath   Vocals,Soloist
Danny Alvarez   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Choir, Chorus,Synclavier
Mike Bemesderfer   Flute,Throat Singing
Jennie Bemesderfer   Alto
Caren Anderson   Soprano
Anisha Thomas   Soprano
Alison Lewis   Choir, Chorus
Danny Griffin   Throat Singing
Bryan Dyer   Choir, Chorus
Salar Nader   Tabla,Dhol
Cathy Ellis   Soprano

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Jason Becker   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Greg Howe   Producer,Engineer
Marty Friedman   Producer
Matt Bissonette   Producer,Engineer
Steve Fontano   Producer
John Lowry   Engineer
Bob Rock   Producer
Dave Stephens   Graphic Design
Danny Alvarez   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,keyboard arrangements
Mike Bemesderfer   Producer,Engineer
Gary Becker   Cover Painting
Tony Masterantonio   Graphic Design

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