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Original members  (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s “LEAN INTO IT and 1993’s “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 has 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, we’ve all had a chance to experiment with every recording technique possible, but it’s still always the best just to play together as a band. Most of my guitar solos were tracked live with the band. I’ve worked hard on my improvisation in the last few years, and it really paid off on this record…both melodically, and on the face-melting stuff.”

 

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