Help needed to feed specific SV-taste

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Herr Angela Merkel
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Help needed to feed specific SV-taste

#1 Post by Herr Angela Merkel » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:54 pm

Dear all,

somehow I lost track of Steve's recorded output after the Alien-album and would like to ask you aficionados, if you could please tell which SV-albums feature quite a few of his more bluesy and playful tunes.

To give you specific hints to what I am longing for: The "Sisters"-track from the "Passion"-album and "The Boy From Seattle" backed by "Tender Surrender" from the "Alien"-album are my all-time-SV-songs. Anything alike or somehow related on any of his other albums?

Please advice.

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#2 Post by Prezidentman » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:36 am

He hasn't released that many studio albums since ALS, but you should definitely get Fire Garden (1996), no matter what. There aren't a lot of songs like the tracks you mentioned, but there's always one or two tracks on all of his albums that you should like.

If you're just looking for specific songs you might enjoy try:
"Brandos Costumes (Gentle Ways)"
"All About Eve"
"I'm Your Secrets"
"Boston Rain Melody"
"Frank"
"Little Alligator"
"Creamsicle Sunset"

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#3 Post by Herr Angela Merkel » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:27 am

Many thanks for your kind help, Prezidentman.

I did order Fire Garden right away and will look out for the other tunes you did mention.

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#4 Post by Quokka » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:25 am

Hi,

I agree with Prezidentman's list.

I thought also about "Being with you (in Paris)" but it was recorded live.
It has a bit of bluesy, jazzy touch ...


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#5 Post by Kamenrider Ryuuki » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:22 am

Steve Vai, in my opinion...is not a bluesman.

he is an alien from a far away planet who love to mess around with his whammy bar.

Eric Clapton is a bluesman.

anyway...who is this Captain Drake Mason guy? (or is he a Luke Mason? ha ha!)

Steve Vai's alter ego?

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#6 Post by Zongadude » Tue May 20, 2014 1:09 am

Herr Angela Merkel wrote: Please advice.
I'm sure you will love:

"Jiboom" from "The ultra zone"

"I'm your secrets" and "Lotus feet" from "Real Illusions: Reflections"

and "No more Amsterdam" from "The story of light".

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