Steve Vai – Passion & Warfare (25th Anniversary Edition) (1990/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Steve Vai – Passion & Warfare (25th Anniversary Edition) (1990/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:06:11 minutes | 2,51 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Epic – Legacy

Celebrate of the legendary guitarist Steve Vai’s landmark solo breakthrough – stunning Passion and Warfare – 25th Anniversary Edition. Recorded entirely in Vai’s Mothership home studio, Passion and Warfare represents Steve Vai as a melodic, heavy guitarist with a gift for remarkable composition and a deep desire to convey the mystical and the metaphysical through his every last note. The result was nothing short of stellar. The album was championed by critics: Guitar Player and Guitar World named it the best album of 1990, and both magazines showered him with individual awards; Guitar Player awarded Vai the titles of Best Rock Guitarist for the fi fth year in a row and Best Overall Guitarist for the third year in a row, while Guitar World named him Best Rock Guitarist and deemed “For the Love of God” the year’s best guitar solo. For this anniversary release, the album was newly remastered from the original analog tapes, and includes four newly discovered recordings from the album sessions!

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.

01. Steve Vai – Liberty (02:02)
02. Steve Vai – Erotic Nightmares (04:15)
03. Steve Vai – The Animal (04:00)
04. Steve Vai – Answers (02:56)
05. Steve Vai – The Riddle (06:24)
06. Steve Vai – Ballerina 12/24 (01:43)
07. Steve Vai – For the Love of God (06:02)
08. Steve Vai – The Audience Is Listening (05:29)
09. Steve Vai – I Would Love To (03:40)
10. Steve Vai – Blue Powder (04:44)
11. Steve Vai – Greasy Kid’s Stuff (Mixed Twelve) (02:58)
12. Steve Vai – Alien Water Kiss (01:10)
13. Steve Vai – Sisters (04:07)
14. Steve Vai – Love Secrets (03:39)
15. Steve Vai – Lovely Elixir (05:07)
16. Steve Vai – And We Are One (Alternate Solo No. 2) (03:30)
17. Steve Vai – As Above (SV Demo) (02:02)
18. Steve Vai – So Below (Niels Bye Nielsen Orchestration) (02:14)


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