Die Cover sind weltbekannte Songs wie “Your Song” von Elton John, “Karma Police” von Radiohead, “Sound of Silence” und “Scarborough Fair” von Simon and Garfunkel. Auch “As Tears Go By” von den Rolling Stones, “Imagine” von John Lennon, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” von Roberta Flack sowie “Send in the Clowns” von Judy Collins hat der Keyboarder in einer Pianoversion eingespielt.
Rudess: "The Unforgotten Path is a collection of melodies that have inspired my musical life. Beginning when I was in elementary school, I began to improvise piano arrangements from basic lead sheets. My mother started bringing home every style of sheet music: songs from film, musical theater and rock. I remember playing those songs in my parents’ living room while taking a break from practicing my Juilliard classical repertoire. The selections on this album are all songs that allow me to sit at the piano and transcend normal, daily life and enter into my favorite musical headspace. I’ve been playing some of these melodies for decades and recording an album like this has been on my To Do list for awhile. I recorded this all on my 9 foot Steinway D in the comfort of my home studio during August, 2015. Thank you for listening and I will see all of you... “On The Road”."