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All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
Who's faster: Yngwie Malmsteen or Vinnie Moore? That was the question back in 1986 when this recording was released. An obvious clone of Malmsteen, Moore burst upon the scene proving that, yes, someone else could play "that fast too." The problem with Mind's Eye and the subsequent genre of shredding that followed was that it became stagnant. Malmsteen turned heads from all musical styles because of his technical proficiency back in the early '80s, but those same heads quickly turned away to find out that there was little more being offered than really fast scales. The speed alone was not enough to hold many rock or fusion fans' interests for very long, as each guitarist ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
Who's faster: Yngwie Malmsteen or Vinnie Moore? That was the question back in 1986 when this recording was released. An obvious clone of Malmsteen, Moore burst upon the scene proving that, yes, someone else could play "that fast too." The problem with Mind's Eye and the subsequent genre of shredding that followed was that it became stagnant. Malmsteen turned heads from all musical styles because of his technical proficiency back in the early '80s, but those same heads quickly turned away to find out that there was little more being offered than really fast scales. The speed alone was not enough to hold many rock or fusion fans' interests for very long, as each guitarist seemed to be playing the same ideas, just at faster speeds. Without being too hard on Moore, he is one of the more interesting of the shredders and has one of the cleaner sounds. Ironically, Tony Macalpine is the keyboardist here and would soon emerge with an identical sound to Moore's. The better moments here are on the more aggressive numbers such as "In Control" and "Saved by a Miracle," with the latter containing a decent drum solo by the underrated Tommy Aldridge and a fine acoustic introduction by Moore. Mind's Eye is a classic in the shredder community, but rates as just a display of technical ability to the casual listener.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Shrapnel
  • UPC: 026245102729
  • Catalog Number: 1027
  • Sales rank: 54,087

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In Control (4:38)
  2. 2 Daydream (4:31)
  3. 3 Saved by a Miracle (5:19)
  4. 4 Hero Without Honor (7:19)
  5. 5 Lifeforce (4:02)
  6. 6 N.N.Y. (3:43)
  7. 7 Mind's Eye (3:28)
  8. 8 Shadows of Yesterday (4:34)
  9. 9 The Journey (5:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vinnie Moore Primary Artist, Guitar
Tommy Aldridge Drums
Tony MacAlpine Keyboards
Andy West Bass
Technical Credits
Vinnie Moore Composer
Stephen M. Fontano Producer, Engineer
Mike Varney Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If You Thought You Were Good

    This will make you throw your guitar away . Vinnie Moore's first release is still amazing almost 20 years later . This raised the bar for everyone when it was new . This is one of the best shredder albums PERIOD .

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