Steve's new album "The Story of Light" is being releas

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The Story of Light is available at HDTracks in 24 bits 96 Khz for all you audiophiles out there.

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To be honest, except for about 2 or 3 songs on it, I'm pretty disappointed in the release.

Sometimes less is more, but then I suppose I'm not the hardcore Vai fan I once was.
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the album is amazing. its the perfect combination of heavy with rock and just enough soul to make it blossom.
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MikeB7070 wrote:To be honest, except for about 2 or 3 songs on it, I'm pretty disappointed in the release.

Sometimes less is more, but then I suppose I'm not the hardcore Vai fan I once was.
Just give it a few more listens. Sometimes Vai's music needs time to grow on you :)
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Got my copy last week (the advantage of pre-ordering, lol!) and I've got to say this is some of the best stuff Vai has released. I'm still not sure if it's as good as Real Illusions: Reflections, but that's simply because there's more of a melodic structure to the first album. The Story of Light has more of a gritty, heavy, "chord-y" quality to it.

I like the 7th song on this one. It's not as climactic as "Whispering A Prayer" or "Lotus Feet" but it has a softer, more personal quality that lets your ears chill out after listening to all the heavy riffing in the songs before.

My favorite tracks have to be "Gravity Storm" (especially after watching the bonus DVD that explains the concept of why there's all the bending in the song) and "Weeping China Doll", with "The Moon and I" in the running for a close 2nd, just because of the amazing legato solo in the middle that comes after the "call and response" section.

I was impressed also with "Racing The World" because it sounded very much like the early Satriani songs of the same nature like those on the Not of This Earth album. Who knows, it may have even been a tribute to Satch.

Definitely worth the money I paid for it. I'm a musical documentary fanatic when it comes to guitar, and the bonus DVD was a great feature, but I would've liked to see Steve play a sample for each of the songs on the guitar instead of just talking about them. It was great to get the digital version as well, even though I was impatient and ripped a backup copy from the CD, lol.
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tcantafio wrote:
Is the Russian translation not that of the English text in the liner notes? I'm just wondering why he chose Russian. Simple curiosity on my part...I have nothing against Russian! I'd still love an all instrumental version though. But I must admit the song has grown on me. The CD is fantastic.

T

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http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/int ... i20102.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Steve wrote:The Story of Light, itself, in a nutshell, is about Captain Drake Mason, who at one point writes a book. He presents his book, which is titled Under It All, to the town. The first chapter is called The Story of Light. On the record, the lyrics are printed in English, but I didn’t want to present them that way because it is too obvious. I wanted to do them in another language to add mystique.

I went through all of these languages in my head trying to find the right one. Every language has a dynamic to it. Italian sounds like music, and French is effeminate, so it sounds beautiful, in a way. German has a lot of rough edges and comes off very masculine. All of those had too much of a tilt. Russian is such a beautiful language because it has just the right amount of rough edges and just the right amount of romance. Still, there is an authority to it. That is why I decided to do it in Russian.
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