Luke (album)

Luke is the third solo studio album by Steve Lukather released in 1997. It was a much different and more introspective album than Lukather's previous two solo efforts. The album is a concentrated collection of many of Lukather's musical influences, and he deliberately let those influences come out on the album.[2] Luke is an experimental album, and like Candyman it was recorded mostly in live sessions with minimal overdubbing and processing afterward.[2] Luke also features instrumentation not heard on previous Lukather albums such as pedal steel, harmonicas, Mellotrons, and experimental guitar, bass, and drum sounds.[2]

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Studio album by
Released28 October 1997 [1]
Recorded1997 at The Steakhouse Studio (Hollywood, California).
GenreHard rock, neo-progressive rock, experimental rock
ProducerSteve Lukather and Tom Fletcher
Steve Lukather chronology
No Substitutions: Live in Osaka

The US version of Luke includes a version of the Jeff Beck song "The Pump." The song "Hate Everything About You" was released as a single.[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "The Real Truth" (Lukather, Fee Waybill) – 5:10
  2. "Broken Machine" (Lukather, Phil Soussan) - 4:54
  3. "Tears Of My Own Shame" (Lukather, Phil Soussan) - 5:38
  4. "Love The Things You Hate" (Lukather, Phil Soussan) - 5:44
  5. "Hate Everything About U" (Lukather, Rodney Crowell) - 5:56
  6. "Reservations To Live (The Way It Is)" (Lukather, Fee Waybill) - 4:49
  7. "Don't Hang On Me" (Lukather, Phil Soussan) - 4:40
  8. "Always Be There For Me" (Lukather) - 5:38
  9. "Open Your Heart" (Lukather, Randy Goodrum) - 4:27
  10. "Bag O' Tales" (Lukather, Phil Soussan) - 5:50
  11. "Bluebird" (Stephen Stills) - 6:42
  12. "The Pump" (Simon Phillips, Tony Hymas) - 9:33


Adapted from album’s liner notes.[3]


  • Steve Lukather – producer, arrangements
  • Tom Fletcher – producer, arrangements, engineer
  • Bill Smith – engineer
  • Lee Bench – second engineer
  • David Nottingham – second engineer
  • Bodie Olmos – assistant engineer
  • Elliot Scheiner – mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Anita Heilig – production coordinator
  • Doug Brown – creative direction
  • Eric Scott – art direction, design
  • Mixed at The Village Recorder (Los Angeles, California).
  • Mastered at Marcussen Mastering (Hollywood, California).


  1. ^ "Lukather albums".
  2. ^ a b c d "Luke". 1997. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  3. ^ Luke (booklet). Columbia. 1997.

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