The Illusion (album)

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The Illusion
Studio album by The Illusion
Released 1969
Genre Rock
Length 36:31
Label Steed
Producer Jeff Barry
The Illusion chronology
n/a The Illusion
(1969)
Together (as a way of life)
(1969)

The Illusion is a 1969 album by The Illusion. It was released on the Steed Records label and reached #69 in the Billboard album charts[1] and stayed in the charts for 27 weeks. An edited version of the album's first track, "Did You See Her Eyes", reached #32 on the Billboard single charts.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Did You See Her Eyes"   Jeff Barry 6:55
2. "Talkin' Sweet Talkin' Soul"   Mike Maniscalco, John Vinci, Richie Cerniglia, Chuck Alder 2:42
3. "Just Imagine"   Maniscalco, Cerniglia 3:30
4. "Medley: "Run, Run, Run" / "Willy Gee (Miss Holy Lady)""   Maniscalco 5:55
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "I Love You, Yes I Do"   Barry, Cerniglia 2:20
6. "Alone"   Maniscalco, Cerniglia 3:00
7. "Charlena"   M. Chavez, H. Chaney 2:17
8. "Medley: "Why, Tell Me Why" / "The Real Thing"" ("Why, Tell Me Why" composed by Alder, "The Real Thing" composed by Alder/Cerniglia) [see note] 6:24
9. "You Made Me What I Am"   Maniscalco, Vinci, Cerniglia 3:28

Personnel[edit]

  • John Vinci - vocals (except on "Just Imagine" and "Alone")
  • Richie Cerniglia - lead guitar
  • Mike Maniscalco - rhythm guitar, vocals on "Just Imagine" and "Alone"
  • Chuck Alder - bass
  • Mike Ricciardella - drums

Source: The Illusion "The Illusion" album cover Album cover photograph by Joel Brodsky

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000.