Playlist: The Very Best of Steve Vai

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The entries in Sony Legacy Playlist series may be packaged as budget compilations, but they really do represent the best-known and most representative tracks by a given artist during their tenure with the company. Former Frank Zappa sideman and guitar virtuoso Steve Vai's volume is no exception to the standard. Included here are 12 studio and two live cuts from his long tenure with Sony and Epic. The cuts are arranged aesthetically rather than chronologically, making for a very solid mix. This one kicks off with "Erotic Nightmares" from his third album for the label, Passion and Warfare. Also included here are "Lotus Feet," "Salamanders in the Sun," "Love Secrets," and fine ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The entries in Sony Legacy Playlist series may be packaged as budget compilations, but they really do represent the best-known and most representative tracks by a given artist during their tenure with the company. Former Frank Zappa sideman and guitar virtuoso Steve Vai's volume is no exception to the standard. Included here are 12 studio and two live cuts from his long tenure with Sony and Epic. The cuts are arranged aesthetically rather than chronologically, making for a very solid mix. This one kicks off with "Erotic Nightmares" from his third album for the label, Passion and Warfare. Also included here are "Lotus Feet," "Salamanders in the Sun," "Love Secrets," and fine live versions of "You're Here," and "Whispering a Prayer." In addition to these 14 cuts, there is also bonus CD-R material to boot. While fans may have everything here already, this set serves as an excellent, modestly priced introduction to Vai's solo work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/2010
  • Label: Playlist
  • UPC: 886976198626
  • Catalog Number: 761986
  • Sales rank: 59,729

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Erotic Nightmares (4:16)
  2. 2 Building the Church (4:59)
  3. 3 Ooo (5:11)
  4. 4 You're Here (3:35)
  5. 5 Whispering a Prayer (9:03)
  6. 6 Juice (3:46)
  7. 7 For the Love of God (6:04)
  8. 8 Now We Run (6:38)
  9. 9 All About Eve (5:11)
  10. 10 The Attitude Song (3:24)
  11. 11 Lotus Feet (6:45)
  12. 12 Being With You (In Paris) (6:29)
  13. 13 Salamanders In the Sun (5:14)
  14. 14 Love Secrets (3:40)
  15. 15 [CD-ROM Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Vai Primary Artist
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