Working Man (1996): Tribute

1. Working Man""

Album tracks:

  • Sebastian Bach (Skid Row): lead vocals
  • Jake E. Lee (Ratt): lead guitar
  • Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater): drums
  • Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big): bass
  • Brendt Allman (Shadow): rhythm guitar

2. By-Tor And The Snow Dog"" 

  • James LaBrie (Dream Theater): lead vocals
  • Jake E. Lee (Ratt): lead guitar
  • Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater): drums
  • Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big): bass
  • Brendt Allman (Shadow): rhythm guitar

3
. Analog Kid""

  • Jack Russell (Great White): lead vocals
  • Michael Romeo (Symphony X): lead guitar
  • Michael Pinnella (Symphony X): keyboards
  • Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater): drums
  • Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big): bass
  • Brendt Allman (Shadow): rhythm guitar

4
. The Trees""

  • Mike Baker (Shadow Gallery): lead vocals
  • Brendt Allman (Shadow): lead and rhythm guitar
  • Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater): drums
  • Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big): bass
  • Chris Ingles (Shadow Gallery): piano
  • Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery): keyboards

5
. La Villa Strangiato""

  • Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs): classical guitar and main solo
  • Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater): drums
  • Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big): bass
  • Brendt Allman (Shadow): rhythm guitar
  • David Townson: rhythm guitar
  • James Murphy (Death, Testament): ending guitar solo and keyboards

6
. Mission""

  • Eric Martin (Mr. Big): lead vocals
  • Brad Kaiser: drums
  • Robert Berry (Hush, Alliance): lead guitar, bass, rhythm guitar, keyboards

7
. Anthem""

  • Mark Slaughter (Slaughter): lead vocals
  • George Lynch (Dokken): lead guitar
  • Deen Castronovo (Bad English, Journey): drums
  • James Murphy (Death, Testament): rhythm guitar
  • Stuart Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai): bass

8
. Jacob’s Ladder""

  • Sebastian Bach (Skid Row): lead vocals
  • John Petrucci (Dream Theater): lead guitar
  • Matt Guillory (Dali’s Dilemma): keyboards
  • Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater): drums
  • Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big): bass
  • Brendt Allman (Shadow): rhythm guitar

9
. Closer To The Heart""Fates Warning

  • Ray Alder: lead vocals
  • Jim Matheos: lead guitar
  • Mark Zonder: drums
  • Joey Vera: bass

10
. Natural Science"" 

  • Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad): lead vocals
  • James Murphy (Death, Testament): lead and rhythm guitar
  • Matt Guillory (Dali’s Dilemma): keyboards
  • Deen Castronovo (Bad English, Journey): drums
  • Stuart Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai): bass
  • David Townson: second lead guitar

11
. YYZ""

  • James Murphy (Death, Testament): lead and rhythm guitar
  • Matt Guillory (Dali’s Dilemma): keyboards
  • Deen Castronovo (Bad English, Journey): drums
  • Stuart Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai): bass

12
. Red Barchetta""

  • James LaBrie (Dream Theater): lead vocals
  • Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs): lead guitar
  • Richard Chycki: rhythm guitar
  • David Townson: rhythm guitar
  • Sean Malone (Cynic, Gordian Knot): bass
  • Sean Reinert (Death, Cynic, Aon Spoke): drums
  • James Murphy (Death, Testament): rhythm guitar, keyboards

13
. Freewill""

  • Gregoor van der Loo (Lemur Voice, Sun Caged): lead vocals
  • Marcel Coenen (Lemur Voice, Sun Caged): lead guitar
  • Trent Gardner (Time Bandits, James La Brie, Magellan): keyboards
  • Jeff Brockman (Cairo): drums
  • Carl Cadden-James (Shadow Gallery): bass

A (Rush) Tribute: A Mediocre Attempt at Best

Review from John on Cygnus X-1 (edited and excerpted):

Working Man is interesting at times, melodic in most of its compositions, but, by in large, mediocre. It’s been suggested that trying to cover Rush is difficult because of the dynamics of their music. Well, if you ever needed an appreciation of that complexity, then listening to this album will fit the bill. These are professional rock musicians who bring significant talent to this effort, yet their attempt seems oddly out of time in some cases, warped in others. Playing the musical notes is one thing, singing the lyrics is another, getting Rush’s infamous time changes down yet another. Trying to accomplish all three in unison is the key. Unfortunately, that key was rarely found here. Still, this was a decent attempt and an affirmation of the technical and musical genius of Rush. Sebastian Bach, lead singer of Skid Row and self-proclaimed Rush fanatic, performs twice. He first aptly covers the title track, ‘Working Man,’ which originally appeared on Rush’s debut album. Next, he unfortunately slaughters one of Rush’s classics, from Permanent Waves, called ‘Jacob’s Ladder.’ Bach is a far better singer than his performance reflects here. Still, for its sheer entertainment value and affirmation of Rush, Working Man is an album worthy of a listen or two.”

Read the entire, unedited, review.

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~ by rvkeeper on April 19, 2011.

 
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