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Passion and Warfare
     

Passion and Warfare

by Steve Vai
 

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Widely acclaimed as his best album, Passion and Warfare finds Steve Vai coming into his own as a composer, as well as bypassing vocals almost entirely. His style isn't quite as derivative of influences Frank Zappa and Joe Satriani as it was six years earlier on Flex-able

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Widely acclaimed as his best album, Passion and Warfare finds Steve Vai coming into his own as a composer, as well as bypassing vocals almost entirely. His style isn't quite as derivative of influences Frank Zappa and Joe Satriani as it was six years earlier on Flex-able; while some of Vai's sense of humor is still evident on tracks like the cock rock strut of "The Audience Is Listening," it is mostly replaced by a spiritual reflectiveness on ballads like "For the Love of God" and "Blue Powder" and dignified, committed rockers like "I Would Love To" and "Liberty." Vai is a more distinguished composer than most of his guitar-shredder contemporaries, and rather than simply showing off his technique, he isn't afraid to experiment or take chances in his playing. Thus, Passion and Warfare is arguably the richest and best hard rock guitar-virtuoso album of the '80s.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/1997
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886977141027
catalogNumber:
771410
Rank:
21888

Tracks

  1. Liberty
  2. Erotic Nightmares
  3. The Animal
  4. Answers
  5. The Riddle
  6. Ballerina 12/24
  7. For the Love of God
  8. The Audience Is Listening
  9. I Would Love To
  10. Blue Powder
  11. Greasy Kid's Stuff (Mixed Twelve)
  12. Alien Water Kiss
  13. Sisters
  14. Love Secrets

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Vai   Primary Artist

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