Steve Vai- Guitar, vocals and musical tormentor of the band
Mike Keneally- Keyboards, guitar, vocals and never complaining once about any of the massive fatigue that is usually the result of such an undertaking. (And always smiling while doing it)
Mike Mangini-drums and getting through it. He most certainly had the roughest job and suffered the most physical damage.
Philip Bynoe-Bass, vocals and moral support for myself when I thought it was too much for everyone and almost stopped the recordings.
Dave Weiner-Guitar, Acoustic guitar, Choral sitar and probably more valuable to the completion of these recordings than me. I just bought the recording gear but every night he set it up and took the 8-10 hours that was needed to download the stuff to disk. If Dave were not on this tour with his tireless work ethic, perhaps this record would not have been made.
Chris Frazier- Drums on Whispering a Prayer and rekindling an old friendship.
Eric Goldberg-Keyboards on Whispering a Prayer and cultivating a new friendship.
These are all good people who unconditionally put out for this record and whom I am honored to have stood beside on the stage. Though many fine moments were had, the ones I will remember most fondly were the 3 minutes before each show when as a group of guys we huddled together and said a prayer before we took to the stage. Each night a different guy would speak his heart for the encouragement of the group. If you were a fly on the wall, among other things, you would hear sincere words of thanks and gratitude for the opportunity we had to actually travel the world, perform for people who in fact showed up to the concerts even though there were many other things they could do that night, and for having the opportunity to share God’s most benevolent of gifts, music.
Steve Weston: House engineer
Doug Kimball: House engineer
Dave Weiner: Studio engineer on live recording
Steve Vai and Neil Citron: editing, mixing and mastering engineers
Nigel Paul: House engineer on Whispering a Prayer
Recorded on hard disk through a Macintosh G3 power book using Logic Audio software and a Mark of the Unicorn Motu as a converter.
Edited, mixed and mastered at “The Harmony Hut” Encino, California by Steve Vai and Neil Citron