Real to Reel (Tesla album)

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Real to Reel
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Studio album by Tesla
Released June 5, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 64:30
Label Tesla Electric Company Recordings, Ryko
Tesla chronology
Into the Now
Real to Reel
Real to Reel, Vol. 2
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 3.5/5 stars [1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
antiMusic 4/5 stars [3] 2/5 stars [4]
Sea of Tranquility 4/5 stars [5]

Real to Reel is a studio album by hard rock band Tesla. Released on June 5, 2007, it includes covers of classic rock songs from the late 1960s and early 1970s recorded by Tesla in their own style using analog tape and vintage equipment.[1] Best Buy included a limited, exclusive Bonus CD with the purchase of "Real to Reel". This Bonus CD includes 4 songs, "War Pigs" from Reel Two, and unplugged versions of "Shine Away", "Modern Day Cowboy" and "Paradise".[2]

Additional 12 tracks recorded during the Real to Reel sessions, were released on a second volume, entitled Real to Reel, Vol. 2.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist (date) Length
1. "Space Truckin'" Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice Deep Purple (1972) 4:51
2. "Walk Away" Joe Walsh The James Gang (1971) 4:23
3. "Hand Me Down World" Kurt Winter The Guess Who (1970) 3:46
4. "Bad Reputation" Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, Brian Downey Thin Lizzy (1977) 4:42
5. "Thank You" Jimmy Page, Robert Plant Led Zeppelin (1969) 4:49
6. "I've Got a Feeling" John Lennon, Paul McCartney The Beatles (1970) 4:28
7. "Day of the Eagle" Robin Trower Robin Trower (1974) 5:03
8. "Ball of Confusion" Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong The Temptations (1970) 4:27
9. "Rock Bottom" Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg UFO (1974) 8:47
10. "Stealin'" Ken Hensley Uriah Heep (1973) 4:05
11. "Bell Bottom Blues" Eric Clapton Derek and the Dominos (1970) 5:00
12. "Honky Tonk Women" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards The Rolling Stones (1969) 3:28
13. "Dear Mr. Fantasy" Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood Traffic (1967) 6:37

Best Buy Bonus Disc[edit]

This is a limited-edition CD included with "Real to Reel", only sold through Best Buy. It includes a Black Sabbath cover and 3 previously released Tesla songs in unplugged versions.

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist (date) Length
1. "War Pigs" Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward Black Sabbath (1970)  
2. "Shine Away" (Unplugged) Frank Hannon, Jeff Keith, Brian Wheat, Tommy Skeoch Tesla (1994)  
3. "Modern Day Cowboy" (Unplugged) Hannon, Keith, Skeoch Tesla (1986)  
4. "Paradise" (Unplugged) Hannon, Keith, Wheat Tesla (1989)  


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Tesla - Real to Reel". Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  2. ^ Real to Reel at AllMusic
  3. ^ Wierzbicki, Kevin. "Tesla - Real to Reel Review". antiMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  4. ^ Roth, Kaj (2007). "Tesla - Real to Reel". Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  5. ^ Pierce, Ken (2007-06-12). "Review: 'Tesla: Real to Reel'". Sea of Tranquility. Retrieved 2013-03-22.