Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Friday Music
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Steve Vai Passion and Warfare 180g 2LP (Clear Vinyl)

Steve Vai

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25th Anniversary Edition! 180g Audiophile Clear Vinyl LP Remastered From Original Analog Tapes by Bernie Grundman!
Includes 4 Bonus Tracks!

This exclusive Friday Music first time 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl is impeccably mastered and enhanced on Clear Vinyl Double LP with 4 recently unearthed bonus tracks, featured in a first time gatefold cover presentation and pressed at R.T.I.

Passion and Warfare established the guitarist as a solo force to be reckoned with. Recorded entirely in Vai’s Mothership home studio, Passion and Warfare represents Steve Vai as a melodic, heavy guitarist with a gift for remarkable composition and a deep desire to convey the mystical and the metaphysical through his every last note.

The result was nothing short of stellar. The album was championed by critics: Guitar Player and Guitar World named it the best album of 1990, and both magazines showered him with individual awards; Guitar Player awarded Vai the titles of Best Rock Guitarist for the fifth year in a row and Best Overall Guitarist for the third year in a row, while Guitar World named him Best Rock Guitarist and deemed “For the Love of God” the year’s best guitar solo. (A subsequent Guitar World readers’ poll voted “For the Love of God” as one of the 100 greatest guitar solos of all time.)

Passion and Warfare was commercially successful. Boosted by the fan-favorite video for “The Audience is Listening,” which received heavy rotation on MTV, the album peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200—no small feat for an instrumental guitar album. This crossover appeal set the stage for Vai’s continued successes throughout his career.

This Friday Music 180 Gram Clear Vinyl limited edition of Passion and Warfare, newly remastered from the original analog tapes, includes four newly discovered recordings from the album sessions:"Love Elixir," "We Are One," "As Above" and "So Below."

Joe Reagoso from Friday Music comments "Steve Vai is absolutely the voice of millions of guitar enthusiasts across the globe. When one revisits 'Passion and Warfare', it truly signifies the importance and sound of this guitar hero. He always surprises his fans with some of the most exciting guitar work that is often emulated but never duplicated. A true guitar genius and an American original!"

Known for his intense, virtuosic and instantly recognizable guitar style, Vai—a onetime student of artist Joe Satriani—rose to prominence in 1980 when Frank Zappa invited the 20-year-old guitarist to join his touring band. He has since performed with a variety of acts from Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne to Joe Jackson and heavy metal group Alcatrazz (where he replaced fellow virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen).

Vai remains one of the most honored guitarists of the past few decades. He’s won three Grammy Awards and garnered another eight nominations. In a Guitar World reader poll in 2012, Vai was voted the 10th greatest guitarist of all time. A seven-string guitar designed by Vai for Ibanez has been utilized by progressive and metal bands including Korn and Dream Theater. Guitarists from Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine to Mike Eizinger of Incubus have cited him as major influences on their playing.

• 25th Anniversary Edition
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Clear Vinyl
• Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
• Includes 4 bonus tracks
• Gatefold jacket

Side 1:

1. Liberty
2. Erotic Nightmares
3. The Animal
4. Answers
5. The Riddle
Side 2:
1. Ballerina 12/24
2. For The Love Of God
3. The Audience Is Listening
4. I Would Love To

Side 3:
1. Blue Powder
2. Greasy Kid's Stuff
3. Alien Water Kiss
4. Sisters
5. Love Secrets
Side 4:
Bonus Tracks:
1. Lovely Elixir
2. And We Are One (Solo #2)
3. As Above
4. So Below

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