Elements of Persuasion cd cover

LaBrie, James

Elements of Persuasion

Unlike the two previous solo efforts of Dream Theaterís frontman, Elements of Persuasion is not a very far departure from the singerís day job. It has all of the technical precision you would expect without the potentially pretentious time changes and extended instrumental interludes that tend to scare off more casual fans. The band is great. Donít even get me started on the guitarist. Just check out the solo in Pretender. LaBrie is awesome on the heavy stuff, soaring over the crunch and distortion of songs like Alone and Undecided and fantastic with his emotional, ethereal deliveries of the lighter stuff like Lost and Smashed. In short, itís amazing. --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. Crucify
  2. Alone
  3. Freak
  4. Invisible
  5. Lost
  6. Undecided
  7. Smashed
  8. Pretender
  9. Slightly Out of Reach
  10. Oblivious
  11. In Too Deep
  12. Drained

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: James LaBrie
GUITAR: Marco Sfogli
Matt Guillory
BASS: Bryan Beller
DRUMS: Mike Mangini
KEYBOARDS: Matt Guillory

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Inside Out Music
PRODUCED BY: James LaBrie
RELEASE YEAR: 2005
“If you could see it through my eyes, you'd know I tried to change it all. I've been trying all my life to stand up every time I fall. If you could see it through my eyes...”