Perspective (Jason Becker album)

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Perspective
Studio album by Jason Becker
Released May 21, 1996 (1996-05-21)[1]
Genre Neo-classical metal, instrumental rock, baroque music, world music, blues, blues rock, avant-garde metal
Length 60:43
Label Jason Becker Music
Producer Jason Becker, Danny Alvarez, Mike Bemesderfer, Steve Hunter
Jason Becker chronology
Perpetual Burn
(1988)
Perspective
(1996)
The Raspberry Jams
(1999)
Alternative cover
2001 reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Perspective is the second studio album by guitarist Jason Becker, released independently on May 21, 1996 through Jason Becker Music and reissued on May 22, 2001 through Warner Bros. Records.[2]

Quote from Jason's site: Featuring Steve Perry, Michael Lee Firkins, Matt and Gregg Bissonette, Steve Hunter, members of Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra and members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus. This is the first album in history released by a person affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jason Becker, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Primal"   7:03
2. "Rain" (Becker, Billy Duffy) 3:14
3. "End of the Beginning"   11:46
4. "Higher"   5:28
5. "Blue"   4:46
6. "Life and Death"   9:11
7. "Empire"   5:15
8. "Serrana"   8:38
9. "Meet Me in the Morning" (Bob Dylan) 5:22
Total length:
60:43

Musicians[edit]

  • Jason Becker - Guitar, Orchestration
  • Ehren Becker - Bass
  • Caren Anderson - Soprano Vocals
  • Danny Alvarez - Keyboards, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Synclavier
  • Gary Becker - Classical Guitar
  • Gregg Bissonette - Drums, Fretless Bass
  • Joey Blake - Vocals
  • Cathy Ellis - Soprano Vocals
  • Steve Hunter - Rainstick, Vocal Harmony, Harmonic Chant
  • Raz Kennedy - Choir/Chorus, Vocals
  • Steve Perry - Guest Vocals
  • Melanie Rath - Soloist, Vocals
  • Steve Rosenthal - Cymbals, Snare drums
  • Gary Schwantes - Bamboo Flute
  • David Stuligross - Trombone
  • Anisha Thomas - Soprano Vocal
  • Rick Walker - Percussion
  • Michael Lee Firkins - Guitar

Personnel[edit]

  • Jason Becker - Composer, Cover Design, Mixing, Art Direction
  • Danny Alvarez - Digital Enhancement, Editing, Engineer,
  • Mike Bemesderfer - Digital Enhancement, Editing, Engineer, Mixing, WX7 Wind Controller
  • Gary Becker - Executive Producer, Illustrations, Introduction, Paintings, Photography,
  • Annie Calef - Cover Art Concept, Graphic Design
  • Dave Collins - Mastering
  • Glen A. Frendel - Engineer
  • Tony Mills - Engineer
  • Chris Minto - Engineer
  • Jeff Sheehan - Assistant Engineer
  • John Lowry - Engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Perspective - Jason Becker". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  2. ^ "Jason Becker - Perspective CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-11-12.

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