Traces: Alternate Versions and Sketches, Vinyl
ARTIST: Steve Perry
Now, on Traces - Alternative Versions and Sketches, Steve revisits many of the album’s favorite tracks, stripping away the grand production touches, taking the songs down to their pure essence, including some with original sketch ideas. Presented acoustic and raw, songs like Sun Shines Gray, No Erasin’, No More Cryin’, and Most Of All take on a new and different meaning, quieter and even more intimate than before. In this setting, the lyrics take on greater significance too, as Steve’s iconic voice glides out-front, vibrant, clear and warm. Also on hand is the renowned L.A. session guitarist Waddy Wachtel, lending his stellar acoustic guitar work.
Produced by Steve Perry and his longtime collaborator and friend, Thom Flowers, Traces - Alternative Versions and Sketches offers a fascinating glimpse into Steve’s creative process and a deeper understanding into an already treasured album.