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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2005
  • Label: Favored Nations
  • UPC: 690897236028
  • Catalog Number: 2360
  • Sales rank: 155,218

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweet Lady Luck (4:33)
  2. 2 The Rumble - Chick Corea (8:01)
  3. 3 Ease (8:08)
  4. 4 Home (5:38)
  5. 5 Western Vacation (8:15)
  6. 6 Noah's Ark (6:11)
  7. 7 Drifting (4:01)
  8. 8 Bold as Love (5:08)
  9. 9 There's Still Hope (6:46)
  10. 10 Autumn in Nepal (8:20)
  11. 11 Feed My Frankenstein (4:35)
  12. 12 Der Holle Rache (Queen of the Night) (2:59)
  13. 13 Gone (2:47)
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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
Billy 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
Chick 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
Chris Frazier Percussion, Drums
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
Tony Ruption Williams Drums
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
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
Chick Corea Arranger, Additional Music
David Coverdale Composer
Jon "JD" Dickson Arranger, Additional Music
Chris Frazier Arranger
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
John Matousek Mastering
Jac Mihanovic Arranger
Mark Manning Composer
Paul Levy Engineer
Neil Citron Mastering
Priscila Bara Art Direction
Michael Greene Executive Producer
Ciruelo Cabral Cover Art
Robert Grieve Sound Effects
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