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Archives, Vol. 4
     

Archives, Vol. 4

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by Steve Vai
 
Two years on since its last issue, Steve Vai 's fourth installment of songs from the archive includes B-sides, obscure compilation tracks, and various other goodies that will appeal to fans obsessed with collecting nearly every note Vai committed to tape in his post-Zappa years. To say this is a diverse compilation would be understating just how

Overview

Two years on since its last issue, Steve Vai 's fourth installment of songs from the archive includes B-sides, obscure compilation tracks, and various other goodies that will appeal to fans obsessed with collecting nearly every note Vai committed to tape in his post-Zappa years. To say this is a diverse compilation would be understating just how wonderfully erratic and inconsistent the disc is. Starting off with a B-side from his tenure in Whitesnake, Vai twists and turns his way around songs from Songs of West Side Story (a collaboration with Chick Corea), Public Image, Alice Cooper, and a double-whammy tribute to Jimi Hendrix (though vocalists Corey Glover and Paul Rogers can't compare to Hendrix's original vocal performance). The true beauty in this series is that it not only shows Vai's dedication to expanding the limits of how far one instrument can be pushed, but also his versatility and comfort in a wide range of material; somehow making each composition sound distinctly like his own in the process. While this may not be the best point for any fan to begin exploring Vai's catalog, fans of the axeman will no doubt revel in this edition. Here's hoping two years won't pass before the next edition arrives.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/06/2005
Label:
Favored Nations
UPC:
0690897236028
catalogNumber:
2360

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Vai   Primary Artist,Guitar,Electric Sitar,Soloist
Ginger Baker   Drums
Alice Cooper   Vocals
Joe Satriani   Guitar
Hiram Bullock   Guitar
Frank Gambale   Guitar
Bill Laswell   Bass,Bass Guitar
Tony Williams   Drums
William James   Percussion
Simon Phillips   Drums
Ian Richardson   Background Vocals
James Earl   Bass,Bass Guitar
Paul Rogers   Vocals
Tommy Aldridge   Drums
Robert Bailey   Keyboards
Sherwood Ball   Background Vocals
Tony Beard   Drums
Gregg Bissonette   Drums,Vocals
Matt Bissonette   Bass,Background Vocals
Stef Burns   Guitar
Stan Bush   Background Vocals
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Nick Coler   Background Vocals
Armando Anthony Corea   Synthesizer,fender rhodes
David Coverdale   Vocals
Billy Cox   Bass,Bass Guitar
Ric Cunningham   Saxophone
Mickey Curry   Drums
Bob Daisley   Bass,Bass Guitar
Gary Falcone   Background Vocals
Mike Finnegan   Background Vocals
Josh Freese   Drums
Tommy Funderburk   Background Vocals
Corey Glover   Vocals
Bob Harris   Guitar,Trumpet,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
John Lydon   Vocals
Clif Magness   Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Joe Mardin   Conductor
Eric Marienthal   Saxophone
Tommy Mars   Keyboards,Recorder,Background Vocals
Shaun Murphy   Background Vocals
David Paich   Synthesizer
John Pena   Bass,Bass Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer
Joe Porcaro   Percussion
David Samuels   Vibes
Rudy Sarzo   Bass,Bass Guitar
Nicky Skopelitis   Guitar
John Webster   Keyboards
Dave Weckl   Drums
Terry Wood   Background Vocals
Nikki Sixx   Bass,Bass Guitar
Martin Schwartz   Guitar,Soloist
Jac Mihanovic   Bass
London Metropolitan Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Mick Wilson   Background Vocals
Cali   Background Vocals
Lori Stinson   Soprano
Mick Wilson   Background Vocals
Suzannah Harris   Background Vocals
Reckless Fable   Guitar
Martin Schwartz   Guitar,cowbell
Joe Poraco   Percussion
Richard Cunningham   Saxophone
Billy James   Percussion
Chris Frazier   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Alice Cooper   Composer
Steve Vai   Composer,Art Direction,Instrumentation
Bill Laswell   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Mike Clark   Audio Production
Carole Bayer Sager   Executive Producer
Peter Collins   Producer,Audio Production
Ian Richardson   Composer
Matt Bissonette   Composer
Francis Buckley   Engineer
Mike Clink   Producer
Nick Coler   Composer
Armando Anthony Corea   Arranger,Additional Music
David Coverdale   Composer
Jon "JD" Dickson   Arranger,Additional Music
Bob Harris   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Eddie Kramer   Engineer,Orchestral Arrangements
John Lydon   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Clif Magness   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Joe Mardin   Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
Paul Northfield   Engineer
Keith Olsen   Audio Production
David Pack   Arranger,Producer,Concept,Audio Production,Additional Music
David Paich   Arranger,Additional Music
Mike Ross-Trevor   Engineer
Adrian Vandenberg   Composer
Keith Disen   Producer
Rail Jon Rogut   Engineer
Jebin Bruni   Composer
Martin Schwartz   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Brian Sperber   Engineer
Jac Mihanovic   Arranger
Mark Manning   Composer
Paul Levy   Engineer
Priscila Bara   Art Direction
Michael Greene   Executive Producer
Ciruelo Cabral   Cover Art
Robert Grieve   Sound Effects
Chris Frazier   Arranger

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