The Genesis [Rising Force]

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Despite what some Yngwie Malmsteen fanatics would like to believe, the Swedish guitarist did not just pick up the six-string and pen such classically tinged heavy metal epics as "I'll See the Light Tonight" -- he gradually worked his way up the ladder of speed-demon guitar wizardry. And while most admirers pick up Malmsteen's career from either his Steeler or Alcatrazz recordings, even earlier compositions exist, which have been compiled together for 2002's The Genesis. Although Ritchie Blackmore is often credited as being Malmsteen's prime six-string influence, Jimi Hendrix was also always at the top of the list, which is proven by an over 12-minute jam of "Voodoo Child ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Despite what some Yngwie Malmsteen fanatics would like to believe, the Swedish guitarist did not just pick up the six-string and pen such classically tinged heavy metal epics as "I'll See the Light Tonight" -- he gradually worked his way up the ladder of speed-demon guitar wizardry. And while most admirers pick up Malmsteen's career from either his Steeler or Alcatrazz recordings, even earlier compositions exist, which have been compiled together for 2002's The Genesis. Although Ritchie Blackmore is often credited as being Malmsteen's prime six-string influence, Jimi Hendrix was also always at the top of the list, which is proven by an over 12-minute jam of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)." Elsewhere, such instrumentals as "Plague in Lucifer's Mind" and "Black Magic Suite Op. 3" show that Malmsteen was doing the "classical metal thang" even earlier than many assume.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Rising Force Records
  • UPC: 820360137426
  • Catalog Number: 3
  • Sales rank: 105,199

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Birth of the Sun (9:24)
  2. 2 Plague In Lucifer's Mind (4:31)
  3. 3 Dying Man (8:46)
  4. 4 Black Magic Suite Op. 3 (12:51)
  5. 5 Merlin's Castle (4:57)
  6. 6 Voodoo Nights (8:39)
  7. 7 Voodoo Chile (12:18)
  8. 8 [CD-ROM Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yngwie Malmsteen Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Zepp Urgard Drums
Technical Credits
Yngwie Malmsteen Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, drum programming
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