SOUND THEORIES VOL. I & II (2007)
Sound Theories
'To be able to hear your music performed is the greatest gift a composer could hope for. This was a dream project for me.' -Steve Vai
Released:
AUGUST 14, 2012
Label:
FAVORED NATIONS

Sound Theories Vol. I & II, a double-live CD capturing legendary guitarist Steve Vai’s electrifying collaboration with the Netherlands Metropole Orchestra. The two-disc set spotlights rare material culled from five European performances, a studio session and a soundcheck rehearsal recording, all of which took place between mid-2004 and 2005.

Track 10 – “The Attitude Song” was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Instrumental Rock Performance in 2008.



Disc One – Sound Theories Vol 1: “The Aching Hunger”
1.Kill The Guy With The Ball4:30
2.The God Eaters2:09
3.The Murder Prologue1:09
4.The Murder7:56
5.Gentle Ways5:48
6.Answers5:44
7.I'm Becoming2:20
8.Salamanders In The Sun5:05
9.Liberty2:06
10.The Attitude Song4:37
11.For The Love Of God9:35
Disc One – Sound Theories Vol 2: “Shadows and Sparks”
1.Shadows and...8:41
2.Sparks9:27
3.Frangelica Pt. 13:04
4.Frangelica Pt. 210:30
5.Helios and Vesta8:19
6.Bledsoe Bluvd10:18

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Sound Theories Vol. I & II, a double-live CD capturing legendary guitarist Steve Vai’s electrifying collaboration with the Netherlands Metropole Orchestra. The two-disc set spotlights rare material culled from five European performances, a studio session and a soundcheck rehearsal recording, all of which took place between mid-2004 and 2005.

Volume I features Vai playing guitar with the Orchestra, which has earned worldwide acclaim backing artists ranging from Mike Keneally, Terry Bozzio, Tony Bennett and Natalie Cole to Nancy Wilson and the Yellowjackets. Together they bring new life to both existing and never-before-heard Steve Vai songs, including “For the Love of God,” “Liberty,” “The Murder” and “Attitude Song,” among others.

Volume II features the Orchestra performing compositions penned by Vai, including “Shadows and Sparks” and “Bledsoe Bluvd.”

Says Vai, “I wanted to be a composer ever since I was a young boy. Though the guitar fell into my lap and my fingers were glued to the instrument, I studied composition and musical notation long before I even started playing the guitar. Through high school, college and beyond, I kept up my studies but the prospect of getting your music performed by an orchestra when you’re only considered to be an over-the-top electric rock guitar shredder seemed virtually impossible. To be able to hear your music performed is the greatest gift a composer could hope for. This was a dream project for me.”

Track 10 – “The Attitude Song” was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Instrumental Rock Performance in 2008.