TrueFire Educators Steve Vai, Larry Carlton, & Dweezil Zappa to be Featured on New Album by Derek Smalls of Spinal Tap

Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls (A.K.A. Harry Shearer) has announced a new album entitle Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing), and it features three top TrueFire Educators: Steve Vai, Larry Carlton, and Dweezil Zappa. There were rumors for quite some time about a forthcoming album from Smalls, and now the full album announcement has been made with it due to release on April 13th, 2018.

As Smalls puts it, the new album is “halfway between ‘rage against the dying of the light’ and trying to find the light.” Check out the video for the title track above and see the full track listing and list of special guests below.

Other notable guest artists include Steve Lukather, Judith Owen, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Donald Fagen, Peter Frampton, Waddy Wachtel, Todd Sucherman, Paul Shaffer, David Crosby, Greg Bissonette, Jane Lynch, Richard Thompson, Michael League, Joe Satriani, and Rick Wakeman.

Derek Smalls’ Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) Track Listing:

1. Openture – Derek with The Hungarian Studio Orchestra
2. Rock ‘N’ Roll Transplant – Derek with Steve Lukather (Toto), drum legends Jim Keltner (George Harrison) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
3. Butt Call – Derek with Phil X (Bon Jovi) and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
4. Smalls Change – Derek with The Hungarian Studio Orchestra, Judith Owen (vocals) Danny Kortchmar (Don Henley) and Russ Kunkel (James Taylor)
5. Memo to Willie – Derek with Donald Fagen, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and Larry Carlton (Steely Dan) and The Snarky Puppy Horns
6. It Don’t Get Old – Derek with Peter Frampton and Waddy Wachtel (Keith Richards).
7. Complete Faith – Derek with The Hungarian Studio Orchestra
8. Faith No More – Derek with The Hungarian Studio Orchestra and Todd Sucherman (Styx)
9. Gimme Some (More) Money – Derek with Paul Shaffer, Waddy Wachtel and David Crosby
10. MRI – Derek with Dweezil Zappa
11. Hell Toupee – Derek with The Hungarian Studio Orchestra
12. Gummin the Gash – Derek with Steve Vai, Gregg Bissonette and Jane Lynch
13. She Puts the Bitch in Obituary – Derek with Richard Thompson and Jane Lynch
14. When Men Did Rock – Derek with Michael League, Joe Satriani, Rick Wakeman and The Hungarian Studio Orchestra