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post #1 of 109 (permalink) Old 01-27-2005, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Steve Vai - "Real Illusions: Reflections" Previews

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Sony has created a special page where fans can check out short sneak previews of all tracks from Steve's new album "Real Illusions: Reflections".

Share your thoughts on the album previews here!

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post #2 of 109 (permalink) Old 01-27-2005, 03:46 PM
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Re: Steve Vai - "Real Illusions: Reflections" Previews

The page looks wrong in Firefox
Actualy only looks funny because I don't have Flash installed (hate flash with a passion) - it works fine with the flash in IE.
Thanx for posting this Mikey, as usual you rock so we don't have to.

ilia

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Re: Steve Vai - "Real Illusions: Reflections" Previews

Hmm. I like the opener. ALS is still easily my favorite of his, far and away, but I'm intrigued enough that I might actually grab this one (I still haven't been able to get into the Ultra Zone, so I was a little worried).

Lot of low-tuned stuff on this one- the bari seven?

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Re: Steve Vai - "Real Illusions: Reflections" Previews

i use firefox and it looks fine

anywho....it sounds fantastic so far
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Re: Steve Vai - "Real Illusions: Reflections" Previews

Well this is what it looks like if you don't have flash installed in Firefox

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...61052962yRkbjT

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Re: Steve Vai - "Real Illusions: Reflections" Previews

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Lot of low-tuned stuff on this one- the bari seven?
If you have been following his RI feature on his website you'll see that he has been using mainly the Bad Horsie guitar tuned down to C, Evo for Lead and a Roland Ready Jem77fp for crazy sounds....
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Re: Steve Vai - "Real Illusions: Reflections" Previews

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!
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Samples suck. I refuse to listen to them cause they always give me the wrong impression about the album....
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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!
I'm pretty amazed you can glean that from a collection of short 20 second samples.. but to each his own I guess...

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Well this is what it looks like if you don't have flash installed in Firefox

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...61052962yRkbjT

ilia
LMAO!!

I'm really diggin that riff in Building the Church..and the wackiness of Freak Show Excess....plus the production sounds top-notch. But I'm disliking the vocal tracks, yet again.
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^^^^ What MM said

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Hmm...the site doesn't even open for me :s

edit: It does now

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Saaaweet stuff.
I need it so bad!
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Re: Steve Vai - "Real Illusions: Reflections" Previews

thanks a lot mikey! well, really sounds like the ultra zone album...
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Re: Steve Vai - "Real Illusions: Reflections" Previews

Heavy f*ckin' riffs. All f*ckin' right.

My favorites so far are "Building the Church", "Glorius", "Firewall", "Midway Creatures", and "Under It All". There are a lot of moments in here that remind me of The Tea Party (especially "Firewall") and while everything sounds like Steve Vai, it's definitely a fresh new sound. "Dying For Your Love" sounds a little Bjork-y too, which is very cool.

And man would I love to hear Jeff Martin of The Tea Party singing on "Firewall".

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