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Alive in an Ultra World
0. DISC 1:
1. Giant Balls of Gold
2. Burning Rain
3. Black Forest, The
4. Alive in an Ultra World
5. Devil's Food
6. Blood and Glory
7. Whispering a Prayer
8. Iberian Jewel
0. DISC 2:
1. Power Of Bombos, The
3. Light of the Moon
5. Being With You (In Paris)
7. Brandos Costumes (Gentle Ways)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 85183
ALIVE IN AN ULTRA WORLD was composed and recorded at concerts in various countries, reflecting elements of the traditional music of the cultures in which they were recorded.
Personnel: Steve Vai (vocals, guitar); Dave Weiner (acoustic & electric guitars, sitar); Mike Keneally (spoken vocals, guitar, keyboards); Philip Bynoe (spoken vocals, bass); John Pustai (spoken vocals); Scott Palacios, Bob Carpenter (accordion); Eric Goldberg (keyboards); Mike Mangini, Chris Frazier (drums).
Engineers: Steve Weston, Doug Kimball, Dave Weiner.
Includes liner notes by Steve Vai.
"Whispering A Prayer" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
Personnel: Steve Vai (vocals, guitar); Mike Keneally (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Philip Bynoe (vocals); Dave Weiner (guitar, acoustic guitar, sitar); Hubert Waldner (saxophone); Eric Goldberg (keyboards); Mike Mangini , Chris Frazier (drums).
Audio Mixers: Neil Citron; Steve Vai.
Recording information: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Arena, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scottland (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Bay Hall, Yokohama, Japan (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); BMG, Istanbul, Turkey (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Civic, Wolverhampton, England (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Concertgebouw De Vereniging, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Diamond Hall, Nagoya, Japan (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Fix Club, Thessaloniki, Greece (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Grand Rex, Buenos Aires, Argentina (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Hala Tivoli, Lubjana, Solvenia (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Heaven, Adelaide, Austrailia (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); La Riviera, Madrid Sound Check (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Music Box Club, Athens, Greece (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Planet Club, Vienna, Austria (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Sala Palatuiui, Romania (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); The Palace, Melbourne, Austrailia (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Theatre Barbey, Bordeaux Show (01/27/2000-04/21/2000); Vicar Stree, Dublin, Ireland (01/27/2000-04/21/2000).
Editors: Neil Citron; Steve Vai.
Steve Vai is nothing if not a highly ambitious guitar virtuoso. ALIVE IN AN ULTRA WORLD is a unique live album in that it is wholly composed of special songs written specifically for (and dedicated to) 15 nations along THE ULTRA ZONE 2000 tour trail. Each song either employs traditional music elements of the subject country or pays homage to them through the lyrics. It is interesting to note that many of these songs came together during soundchecks in as little as 15 minutes. As Vai is well-versed in an eclectic range of music styles, the songs on this two-disc set are stylistically diverse. The tracks with vocals reflect the flavor of traditional folk anthems, and the instrumentals are rife with various scales, customary instrumentation, and of course, Vai's inimitable guitar technique.
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