Disc 1
01. Open Your Eyes
02. Defying Gravity
03. Everybody Needs a Little Trouble
04. Damn I'm in Love Again
05. Mean to Me
06. Nothing Bad (Bout Feeling Good)
07. Forever and Back
08. She's All Coming Back to Me Now
09. 1992
10. Nothing at All
11. Be Kind
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Eric Martin - Vocals Paul Gilbert - Guitar Billy Sheehan- Bass Pat Torpey- drums With Matt Starr drums Alright, were rolling... The call went out. Time for a new MR. BIG album. They convened in a Los Angeles studio and in a matter of six days, the boundless result of all that musical talent is DEFYING GRAVITY, with the release of their ninth original studio album and start of a new worldwide tour. Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the bands 1989 self-titled debut, 1991s LEAN INTO IT and 1993s BUMP AHEAD) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on DEFYING GRAVITY due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop. It was great to get back in the studio with our original producer, Kevin Elson, says guitarist Paul Gilbert. Kevin recorded all of our original classic albums from the 80s and 90s, and we immediately felt that magic chemistry with him on DEFYING GRAVITY. We basically played live in the studio. Over the years, weve all had a chance to experiment with every recording technique possible, but its still always the best just to play together as a band. Most of my guitar solos were tracked live with the band. Ive worked hard on my improvisation in the last few years, and it really paid off on this recordboth melodically, and on the face-melting stuff. DEFYING GRAVITY is the follow-up to 2014s THE STORIES WE COULD TELL, which Ultimate-Guitar.com described as An exceptional offering of accelerated hard rock from one of the more dominant supergroups of the late 1980s, MR. BIG return with a vengeance on THE STORIES WE COULD TELL. MR. BIG is gearing up for the launch their latest worldwide tour which starts May 31 in Milwaukee, WI at the Potowatami Casino. For all the latest tour dates, fans should check the bands official website. 2017 is filling up quickly with tour dates all around the world, proclaims Gilbert. I cant wait to play the new songs, and of course our favorites from the old days like Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy Just Take My Heart, Green Tinted Sixties Mind, Wild World, and To Be With You.
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