The Illusion (album)

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The Illusion
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Studio album by The Illusion
Released 1969
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 36:31
Label Steed
Producer Jeff Barry
The Illusion chronology
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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


  • John Vinci - vocals (1, 2, 4, 6-9)
  • Richie Cerniglia - lead guitar
  • Mike Maniscalco - rhythm guitar, vocals (3, 5)
  • Chuck Alder - bass
  • Mike Ricciardella - drums

Audio engineer: Fred Weinberg Source: The Illusion "The Illusion" album cover Album cover photograph by Joel Brodsky


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