STEVE VAI VIDEO RELEASES


This is a listing of Steve Vai’s video releases, in order of most recent release. You can order many of these titles below via the links provided.


Where The Wild Things Are

Steve Vai: “Where The Wild Things Are”


Release Date: September 29, 2009

Filmed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on September 19th, 2007.

Catalog: Epic/Red Ink 88697 10714 2
Produced by: Steve Vai

TRACKLISTING:
1. Paint Me Your Face
2. Now We Run
3. Oooo
4. Building The Church
5. Tender Surrender
6. Band Intros
7. Firewall
8. The Crying Machine
9. Shove The Sun Aside
10. I’m Becoming
11. Die To Live
12. Freak Show Excess
13. Apples In Paradise
14. All About Eve
15. Gary 7
16. Beastly Rap
17. Treasure Island
18. Angel Food
19. Earthquake Sky
20. The Audience Is Listening
21. The Murder
22. Juice
23. Whispering A Prayer
24. Taurus Bulba
25. Liberty
26. Answers
27. For The Love Of God

ALBUM NOTES:

All songs written by Steve Vai © SvVy Music (ASCAP) except:

“Apples in Paradise” Written by
Steve Vai, Anne Marie Calhoun and Alex DePue.
© 2009 SyVy Music (ASCAP), Compulsive Fiddler (ASCAP)

“Shove The Sun Aside” – Written by Dave Weiner
© 2009 MeyerJane Music, LLC (ASCAP)

“Earthquake Sky” – Written by Jeremy Colson.
© 2009 Smack my Skin… Hard! (ASCAP)

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Visual Sound Theories

Steve Vai: “Visual Sound Theories”


Released 2007

Epic/Red Ink 88697 06155 9

Steve’s long-awaited and much anticipated DVD, Visual Sound Theories will be released through Sony/Epic on September 18, 2007. This DVD features the live performances from the Aching Hunger concerts with the Holland Metropole Orchestra in July 2005.

With a total running time of over 2 hours, the DVD includes 14 tracks in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound.

TRACKLISTING

1. Kill The Guy With The Ball
2. The God Eaters
3. The Murder Prologue
4. The Murder
5. Answers
6. Lotus Feet
7. I’m Becoming
8. Salamanders In The Sun
9. The Attitude Song
10. Gentle Ways
11. Liberty
12. For The Love Of God
13. Shadows And Sparks
14. Frangelica Pt. I & II

Bonus features include:
- An Orchestra-only performance of “Bledsoe Bluvd.”
- A behind the scenes featurette
- An interview at De Oosterpoort with Steve Vai
- “Steve Speaks”
- Feature length commentary with Steve Vai, Michael Mesker and Jason Feinberg


Frank Zappa - The Dub Room Special

Frank Zappa – “The Dub Room Special”


Originally Released 1982; Re-Released 2005

Eagle Vision/Honker Home Video Digital EV30138-9

NTSC, Stereo Hi-Fi, Total Running Time (Excluding Extras) 01:30
Originally released in 1982, this video was re-released on DVD in 2005.

Steve appears 58 minutes into this video performing “Stevie’s Spanking” – from The Palladium, NYC show on October 31, 1981.

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G3: Live In Tokyo

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci: “G3 Live in Tokyo ”


Released: 2005

Sony/Epic EVD57496

A live video of the G3’05 Tour, filmed on May 8, 2005 at the Tokyo International Forum. Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and John Petrucci perform individual sets with their own bands before joining on stage for an all-star jam session.

Features include: 5.1 Audio, soundcheck with audio commentary and more.

Steve performs the following tracks: “The Audience Is Listening”, “Building The Church”, “K’m Pee Du Wee”, “Foxy Lady”, “La Grange” and “Smoke On The Water”.

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Bill and Ted's Most Excellent Collection

“Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection ” DVD


MGM Video
Released July 12, 2005

Steve is interviewed on the Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection compilation DVD which features both Bill & Ted movies along with a bonus disc which features among other things, “Score! An Interview With Guitarist Steve Vai.” Fans are sure to find this interview very interesting. Steve discusses his ideas behind the air guitar licks he created for the movie, and how the soundtrack came about; as well as discussing his time with Frank Zappa and even a little bit about the Crossroads movie too!

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“Crossroads Guitar Festival” DVD


WEA Corporation

Released November 9, 2004

In June 2004, some of the greatest living guitar players and their bands gathered at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, for a three-day festival to benefit the Crossroads Centre in Antigua. It was the ultimate concert for any guitar lover, featuring one legend after the other. This 2-DVD set beautifully documents the event and contains over 4 hours of content including Steve and the band performing “Get The Hell Outta Here.” The DVD will be available on November 9. Royalties from the DVD sales will benefit the Crossroads Center.

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“Crossroads” DVD


Columbia Tristar

A cult classic among guitar fans, Crossroads has finally been released on DVD.

Ralph Macchio plays Eugene, a young guitarist who, in order to save the soul of a blues legend who made a deal with the devil in his youth, must wager his own in a guitar headcuttin’ duel with the devil’s own secret weapon, Jack Butler — played by Steve Vai.

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Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen: “G3 Live in Denver”


Sony/Epic 057319

Released: 02/24/2004

A live video of the G3’03 Tour, filmed at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO on October 20, 2003.

Features include: 5.1 Audio, “Fretcam” alternate angle feature, biographies, lighting plot diagrams, and more.

Steve performs the following tracks: I Know You’re Here, Juice, I’m The Hell Outta Here. He also performs with Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malsteen on the jam tracks Rockin’ In The Free World, Little Wing, Voodoo Chile (Slight Return).

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Steve Vai: “Live At The Astoria London”


Produced by Steve Vai

Favored Nations/High Insight FN2370-9

Steve’s first live solo DVD. Filmed at the Astoria, London UK on December 6 & 7, 2001.

Features include: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, PCM Stereo, Feature Length Audio Commentary from Steve and the band, Bonus Features Disc with Backstage footage, Rehearsals, Interviews, Biographies and Vai Discography.

Running Time: Over 3.5 hours


Joe Satriani : “The Satch Tapes” DVD


Sony/Epic
Released: November 11, 2003 (Originally released on VHS in 1993)

This DVD re-release features a brief interview with Steve circa 1992.

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Various Artists: “Rockthology” DVD

Image Entertainment

Released: May 13, 2003

This video compilation features the “I Would Love To” promo video.

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Joe Satriani / Eric Johnson / Steve Vai: “G3 – Live in Concert” DVD


Produced and Directed by JBTV Chicago

Epic Records / Sony Music EVD50157
*Also available on VHS – see below.

A live video of the first G3 tour – filmed on November 2nd, 1996 at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN.

Steve plays on six tracks (three solo and three with Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson.)

Special Features: Chapter selection, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, PCM Stereo, and Bios.

Running Time: Approx. 75 Minutes


Steve Vai: “Alien Love Secrets” DVD


Produced by Margo Romero
Directed by Devin Meadows

Release date 1998
High Insight ID5496SSDVD

Features full performances of all seven songs from the album Alien Love Secrets. The unique footage allows you a special view into both Steve’s guitar playing, as well as the creative musical mood of each song.

This DVD features: Full motion menus; Alternate video angles; 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Audio; Artist commentary audio tracks, EPK video and more.


7th Heaven video by Ibanez


Ibanez promotional-only video includes commentary and music from Steve Vai, Head & Munky from Korn, John Petrucci, Dino Cazares, Andy Timmons, Wes Borland, Jerry Sims.

While not commercially available, this video can occasionally be found on ebay.


Joe Satriani / Eric Johnson / Steve Vai: “G3 – Live in Concert” VHS

Produced and Directed by JBTV Chicago

Epic Records / Sony Music

A live video of the first G3 tour – filmed on November 2nd, 1996 at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN.

Steve plays on six tracks (three solo and three with Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson.)

Running Time: Approx. 75 Minutes


Steve Vai: “Alien Love Secrets” VHS


Produced by Margo Romero
Directed by Devin Meadows

Release date 1995
Hal Leonard

Features full performances of all seven songs from the album Alien Love Secrets. The unique footage allows you a special view into both Steve’s guitar playing, as well as the creative musical mood of each song.


Various Artists – “Zappa’s Universe: A Celebration of 25 Years of Frank Zappa’s Music”

Verve/Polygram

Steve performs on “Dirty Love” (with Dweezil), and “Sofa”, a performance that won a Grammy. Mike Keneally also performs throughout this must-own video.

You can still buy this rare video here!


Metal Head Vol II – Video Magazine


This hard to find “video magazine” features an interview with Steve. Originally released on 1/1/1990 through BMG Video.


Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey


Steve’s “air guitar” cues appear throughout this film – which also features “The Reaper” and “The Battle”. All these cues can also be heard on The Elusive Light and Sound, Vol. 1.

Click here to order this movie on DVD.


Frank Zappa – “The True Story of 200 Motels”


1989 Barfko-Swill/MPI #MP 4003 (VHS PAL and NTSC)

Steve appears 41:33 minutes into this video – in a brief interview shot on July 14, 1982 in Palermo, Sicily.

This video is hard to find, but you can still buy it here and here.


Frank Zappa – “Video From Hell”


Steve appears 11:15 minutes into this video performing “Stevie’s Spanking.” This footage comes from Rome, Italy – July 10, 1982.

Click here to buy this hard-to-find video.


“Dudes”


Avid Home Entertainment

Steve’s rendition of “Amazing Grace” can be heard in this movie and appeared on the soundtrack. “Amazing Grace” can also be found on The Elusive Light and Sound, Vol. 1. The movie stars Jon Cryer and Flea and is actually a very worthwhile rental.

You can buy this video here.


“Crossroads”


Columbia Tristar

Ralph Macchio plays Eugene, a young guitarist who, in order to save the soul of a blues legend who made a deal with the devil in his youth, must wager his own in a guitar headcuttin’ duel with the devil’s own secret weapon, Jack Butler — played by Steve Vai.

This video is now out of print and has been re-released on DVD. If you want the VHS version you can still buy it here.


“David Lee Roth”


Warner Reprise Video 38126-3.

Includes the videos for “Yankee Rose” and “Goin’ Crazy!” both featuring Steve. There is also an alternate video take for Steve’s guitar solo during the “Goin’ Crazy!” video.

You can buy this video here.


Alcatrazz – “Power Live”


Shouchiku Japan

Live concert recorded at Shinjuku Kousei Nenkin Hall (Japan) on 10/10/84. Now out of print and very rare in its original form, a highly sought collectible.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Breaking The Heart Of City
2. Jet To Jet
3. Skyfire
4. Son’s And Lovers
5. Hiroshima Monamour
6. God Blessed Video
7. Will You Be Home Tonight
8. Kree Nakoorie
9. Since You Been Gone
10. Painted Lover
11. Suffer Me
12. Jack The Ripper
13. Too Drunk To live, Too Young To Die
14. Japanese Folk Song
15. Night Games
16. All Night Long


Frank Zappa – “The Dub Room Special”


1982 VHS Barking Pumpkin- NTSC, Stereo Hi-Fi, 90 minutes

This video was a Barking Pumpkin mail-order-only release that came in a plain black plastic box.

Steve appears 58 minutes into this video performing “Stevie’s Spanking” – from The Palladium, NYC show on October 31, 1981.