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post #31 of 109 (permalink) Old 01-29-2005, 03:00 PM
 
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Probably same reason he did on the song "Bad Horsie"
and what was that?
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If it has the Vai name on the side of the CD I'll buy it. To my ears, everything he does is great.
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Firewall sounds like it came straight off Fire Garden. I like this song.
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I'm going to hear it in person in Houston at the Verizon on March 4. I will make my judgement then. (but I did just preorder the CD after hearing the samples)

P.S. I've been enjoying Satriani's "Is There Love in Space" CD for awhile now!
Nothing wrong with it at all.
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I was really looking forward to this CD but I was disappointed by many of the previews. That "dying for your love" sounded awful. I always loved Steves guitar playing but never his voice.
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and what was that?
Sliding one-fingered power chords.
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and what was that?
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There is a particular stimulation you get from hearing heavy rhythm guitars. For many people it scratches that itch that other strings just don’t seem to reach. Tuning the guitar down is a great way to move more air through the speakers so this track was tailor made for it.
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I like the samples i think this may be among the best Vai albums. I cant really tell since the samples are quite small, but I think they may turn out really good. So far my favourite Vai almbus are: PAW (1st by far), Fire Garden and Sex and Religion.
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Doing a little search for "Real Illusions"...I came across this:

http://www.galleries.fau.edu/joconor.htm

The "Real Illusions" exhibit...located at 777 Glades Road in Boca Raton.

...coincidence?
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April 7th, 7-9PM... gallery hours 4-7... freaky.
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I'm kind of disapointed with this one. Most of the songs sound like rip offs of his old songs, or they were just plain boring. I'm still going to buy the album, because maybe these are just bad samples. My favorite song at this point is Yai Yai...I'm a sucker for those cute Evantide-ish sounds!
FYI- I had the same initial impression about the album from those sound samples posted. However, I recently had the opportunity to listen to the full album and the album is so...so...SO much more than those little samples are representative of. For those who thought the SAMPLES of 'Building the Church' and 'Freak Show Excess' were good, the full songs are just incredible. I mean, FSE is mind-blowing. And 'Lotus Feet' = the new FTLOG / Whispering A Prayer? Would love to SEE him perform this with the full live orchestra. Inspiring. Wish I was there. Rather than go into detail on everything, let's leave something to the imagination.

As for the songs he sings on, if you're not a fan of his singing, there isn't a lot you can do about that. BUT- I find that his songwriting... that is, for songs with lyrics... is much better and the songs are more creatively structured. They're much more listenable if you don't like his voice because the composition is that much more interesting.

I'm not posting this to do anything but promote the album... esp. as one who was initially disappointed by the samples as well. This certainly could have been one of those albums that I put off buying 'indefinately' and now it's preordered. I didn't scurry to get tickets to the show, and now I'm taking a head count from my friends before ordering.

I just felt I needed to put this out there... hope some doubters are listening!

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The songs Lotus Feet, Building the Church and Glorius are very good IMO.

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Loving the samples so far .
I think that K'm-pee-du-we sample really sounds a lot like Boston Rain Melody...
No great surprise.... Die To Live and Frank are also very similar. Vai occasionally reworks an idea in a subtly different context - initially its sounds like a rehash but after a few listens it has its own identity.
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It's gonna sound nasty to most here..
I am satriani fan (like most here)
But I was UTTERLY disappointed by his last 2 albums.
When i heard the previews of Vai's new album..i had a thought and it's like this..
THIS ALBUM WILL OWN SATRIANI'S LAST 2 ALBUM'S ASSES !!!
Joe's playing has mellowed in a big way in recent years. Less technical, more bluesy. Steve still seems to push the technical envelope, though from a compositional perspective, I don't think this album broke any new ground. The songs seem a bit busy and at times I just find myself wanting some straight-up melody.
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No great surprise.... Die To Live and Frank are also very similar. Vai occasionally reworks an idea in a subtly different context - initially its sounds like a rehash but after a few listens it has its own identity.
These songs demonstrate Steve's playing better then anything else.

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