[News Item]Steve Vai: Naked Tracks - Coming Soon!

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#46 Post by RAI » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:28 pm

Mikey wrote:get your very own lap dance from Little Alligator.

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I think I'll pass......

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#47 Post by eegor » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:15 am

Pif wrote:Vocal? Well, Under It All is no Little Alligator... And I'd love that track to get naked.
Excellent word choice...

I agree, though. Under it All is one of my favorite Vai songs. I'd love to play along with that.

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#48 Post by StevieRayVai » Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:34 am

FRETPICK wrote:
FRETPICK wrote:Some of them anyway...
Rhapsody
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Is that legal beegal....it has the words...."share beside file."
Nope, I pay 15 bucks a month for Best Buy Rhapsody, perfectly legal

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#49 Post by laficojr » Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:54 am

Mikey wrote:The CD package contains regular CD audio - 1411 kbps AIFF files.

The MP3s on Amazon and Rhapsody and the MP4s on iTunes will be compressed, as they normally are through those outlets.

The CD package won't be ready for another month, but it comes in a nice 5 panel fold-out with a slipcase (as you can see on the homepage.)

There is no booklet in the CD, but there are liner notes written by Steve in there.

I'm about to launch the Naked Tracks mini-site which features Steve writing about each track, tunings (where appropriate) what he was thinking when he recorded it, and his tips for playing the song. It's a great read and super informative.

The iTunes version of the release comes with a digital booklet.

Pretty much all the tracks are as they appear on the albums, though in some instances, Steve has increased the length of some solo sections - which you can either embrace, or you can edit those bits out suing ProTools, or Garage Band, or your audio editing program of choice. In some instances, he's added clicks before the song begins, so you have a lead-in. He details these edits in the Naked Tracks site.

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Hey Mikey, Thank you so much for the info!
But Still, I can't download any song at Itunes or amazon.com because I'm not a U.S resident. Does anybody knows If there's a way to buy those Mp3 files while living in another country?


Thank you in Advance

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#50 Post by laficojr » Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:25 pm

Ops, double post! My bad! :?

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#51 Post by seeking 7 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:04 pm

Itunes is naked!!! the naked tracks are available on itunes!!! Thank you Steve Vai for sharing!! Thank you Mikey and anyone else involved in making this happen! ..... peace M

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#52 Post by Pif » Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:46 pm

That's funny, a few days ago I was going through the Guitar Extravaganza songbook and wondering why Steve had stopped giving us this wealth of trivia about each song.

\o/

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#53 Post by anuj » Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:49 pm

got vols 1, 2, 4 and 5 off itunes. still waiting for 3. :)

so, so, SO win.

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#54 Post by Big Bad Bill » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:31 am

It seems the physical CD could well be useful to invest in for the booklet at least, or will that be available on iTunes too?

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#55 Post by RAI » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:47 am

Mikey wrote:
The iTunes version of the release comes with a digital booklet.



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#56 Post by Mikey » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:51 am

There is no actual booklet as such for the 5 CD set. We'll have a Naked Tracks mini-site up later today with the liner notes.

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#57 Post by Mikey » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:02 pm

Okay folks, before I announce it on the Vai.com News Page, feel free to check out the Naked Tracks mini-site.

http://www.vai.com/nakedtracks

Please do not post the link elsewhere for the time being. This is just for you guys for the next few hours.

It seems that Amazon.com now has downloads available for all albums, but iTunes is still missing the Fire Garden Naked Tracks. Rhapsody has them too, but is missing a couple of volumes. If you're a Napster, eMusic, GroupieTunes or LaLa user, you may find them there too. I have yet to venture into those sites in search of direct links.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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#58 Post by seeking 7 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:34 pm

Very Cool! thank you... looking forward to jamming to "feathers" great track!!!

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#59 Post by sap » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:42 pm

Are the naked tracks only available in download format or can I buy actual CDs?

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#60 Post by Splish » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:12 am

Just reading the linear notes for RI:R, and this bit made me gawp a little
Steve writes in relation to FSE:

As difficult as this song was to perform and record, after it was done I thought… “Hmmm, I can get even freakier than that.” So wait till next time.
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