Modern Primitive and PAW 25th Ann now available!

Steve Vai’s Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition, a 2-CD collection premiering previously unreleased music written or recorded by Vai from 1984-1990, in addition to the landmark album Passion and Warfare remastered from the original analog tapes–plus four bonus tracks–is available now!

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Passion and Warfare, the special 2-CD edition of the album includes the first-ever release of Vai’s Modern Primitive songs and recordings. Based on song sketches and works-in-progress penned or partially recorded by Vai following the January 1984 release of his debut album, Flex-Able, the music on Modern Primitive was recently (2016) completed by Vai for release as a full album disc.


Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition has been released as a 2-CD physical collection while each disc will be available as a separate title on all digital platforms. The physical collection is housed in a 4-panel soft-pack with a 20-page Modern Primitive booklet and a 24-panel Passion and Warfare poster fold.

Vai is currently on his worldwide Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour, performing the record from top to bottom for the first time ever in concert. Fall U.S. tour dates will be announced soon. For a complete list of tour dates, visit:


The the record on iTunes or Amazon now!