Vinnie Moore Collection: The Shrapnel Years

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Over the past two decades, Vinnie Moore has worn the guitar virtuoso sash better than most former beauty queens of the genre. Comparisons to Yngwie are inevitable, but what sets Moore apart from Malmsteen is his humility and reverence for his fans, bandmates, and contemporaries, acting as the consummate professional with class and grace he also lacks the Baroque conceptual fuss that Yngwie so casually flails about. This collection is an overview of his tenure on the legendary guitar-shredding Shrapanel imprint, culling several tracks from his 1986 debut recording, Mind's Eye featuring Tony MacAlpine on keyboards, and his last two offerings: 1999's Maze and 2001's Defying ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Over the past two decades, Vinnie Moore has worn the guitar virtuoso sash better than most former beauty queens of the genre. Comparisons to Yngwie are inevitable, but what sets Moore apart from Malmsteen is his humility and reverence for his fans, bandmates, and contemporaries, acting as the consummate professional with class and grace he also lacks the Baroque conceptual fuss that Yngwie so casually flails about. This collection is an overview of his tenure on the legendary guitar-shredding Shrapanel imprint, culling several tracks from his 1986 debut recording, Mind's Eye featuring Tony MacAlpine on keyboards, and his last two offerings: 1999's Maze and 2001's Defying Gravity. It's a great overview of a solid and fruitful career and an accessible compilation to serve as a reference point to explore his other works.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2006
  • Label: Shrapnel
  • UPC: 026245118324
  • Catalog Number: 1183
  • Sales rank: 80,283

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In Control (4:38)
  2. 2 Daydream (4:30)
  3. 3 Lifeforce (4:03)
  4. 4 Hero Without Honor (7:19)
  5. 5 The Maze (8:41)
  6. 6 Cryptic Dreams (5:32)
  7. 7 Defying Gravity (5:05)
  8. 8 Last Road Home (4:26)
  9. 9 Alexander the Great (5:06)
  10. 10 Out and Beyond (6:44)
  11. 11 Meltdown (3:35)
  12. 12 Check It Out (5:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vinnie Moore Primary Artist, Guitar
Steve Smith Drums
Tommy Aldridge Drums
Wayne Findlay Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards
Dave LaRue Bass
Tony MacAlpine Keyboards
David Rosenthal Keyboards
Andy West Bass, Bass Guitar
Barry Sparks Bass, Bass Guitar
Shane Gaalaas Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Vinnie Moore Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Stephen M. Fontano Producer, Engineer
George Horn Mastering
Paul Orofino Mastering
Mike Varney Producer, Audio Production
Bob Biles Engineer
Dave Stephens Graphic Design
Tim Gennert Remastering
Christopher Ash Mastering
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