Fire Garden

Fire Garden

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by Steve Vai
     
 

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Steve Vai offers the following words of advice about Fire Garden, his fifth solo album: "This is essentially a double CD packed onto one. In this package there are over 74 minutes of music. Phase I (for the most part) is all instrumental music, and Phase II (for the most part) is all vocal selections, with the exception of "'Warm Regards.'" ... Being as denseSee more details below

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Steve Vai offers the following words of advice about Fire Garden, his fifth solo album: "This is essentially a double CD packed onto one. In this package there are over 74 minutes of music. Phase I (for the most part) is all instrumental music, and Phase II (for the most part) is all vocal selections, with the exception of "'Warm Regards.'" ... Being as dense as it is, this CD may best be experienced by devouring it in pieces, but those with a strong constitution may dare to consume it whole as it is." Seldom has an artist provided more telling liner notes for his own album. Fire Garden is indeed a dense album, filled with a never-ending array of sonic textures and guitar tones. Unlike most guitar heroes, Vai doesn't treat music as a way to demonstrate his technical skill. Instead, he channels his astonishing technical skill into creating soundscapes that will showcase his virtuosity as often as not. The result is a guitar album that is enjoyable for non-guitar freaks, as well. Vai's vocals still have a way to go before they are as expressive as his instrumental work, but this subtle and dense concept album is the closest he's ever gotten to integrating the two sides of his musical personality together. An impressive effort from a musician who continues to grow and stretch himself with each new release.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972415628
catalogNumber:
724156
Rank:
997

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Vai   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
John Avila   Bass
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Deen Castronovo   Drums
Mike Mangini   Drums
C.C. White   Background Vocals
Tracey Lewis   Background Vocals
Robin Dimaggio   Drums
Miroslava Mendoza Escriba   Background Vocals
John Sombrotto   Background Vocals
Williard Riley   Keyboards
Kimberly Evans   Background Vocals
Mark McCrite   Background Vocals
Jim Altman   Background Vocals
Chris Frazier   Drums

Technical Credits

Steve Vai   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
David Coleman   Art Direction
Bernie Grundman   Mastering
John Kalodner   Producer,Contributor
Rob Clayton   Illustrations

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