Steve Vai - The Story Of Light (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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Steve Vai - The Story Of Light (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Steve Vai - The Story Of Light (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:31 minutes | 1,44 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

"The Story Of Light" is a revealing twelve-song set from legendary guitarist and visionary composer Steve Vai. His sixteenth solo effort is a conceptual and cosmic narrative that builds on his acclaimed 2005 work, Real Illusions: Reflections. While largely instrumental, the album features guest vocalists: singer-songwriter Aimee Mann and Beverly McClellan, a season one finalist on The Voice. The three-time GRAMMY winner delivers his sensational guitar licks and mind-bending solos, proving why he is one of music’s greatest guitarists.

Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai's music has its roots in some unknown interstellar worlds. From his earliest mid-'80s solo output, Vai's largely instrumental tricked-out guitar compositions found some strange middle ground between heavy metal bliss and space-traveling experimentalism. Released in 2005, Real Illusions: Reflection found Vai shifting from his alien undercurrents to a more spiritual vibe, with themes of new age discovery and introspection filling the album. The Story of Light, Vai's eighth studio album of solo work, continues down the spiritual path, infusing his monolithic metal fusion playing with inward reflections, as well as expanding on the "rock fable" begun on the last album. His signature heavily processed tone and liquid playing characterize barnburning runs like the funky "Velorum" and the roadhouse stomp of "Gravity Storm," while softer tracks like "Creamsicle Sunset" and "The Moon and I" wander longingly through various time signatures and modes, the later dabbling with Middle Eastern scales. The most winning moments on The Story of Light are the unexpected ones, as with "No More Amsterdam," a zigzagging ballad about the ennui of world travel that finds Vai duetting with singer/songwriter institution Aimee Mann, who also wrote the song's lyrics. Most uncommon to the guitarist's catalog thus far is his two-part cover of bluesman Blind Willie Johnson's "John the Revelator." This surprising cut is sung largely by Beverly McClellan from television's The Voice, backed by a full gospel choir with samples of Johnson's original recording of the song sampled in intermittently. The effect, much like the entire album, is epic, but not the type of epic we've come to expect from one of the longer-running guitar gods of his era. While always prolific, uncompromising, and inarguably shredding, it's refreshing to see that Vai is still deeply interested in expanding his sound. Even at a well-established level and decades into his craft, Vai takes some surprising risks on The Story of Light, and the album almost always benefits from them.


01 - The Story Of Light
02 - Velorum
03 - John The Revalator
04 - Book Of The Seven Seals
05 - Creamsicle Sunset
06 - Gravity Storm
07 - Mullach a'tsi
08 - The Moon and I**
09 - Weeping China Doll
10 - Racing The World
11 - No More Amsterdam
12 - Sunshine Electric Raindrops

** - Please note track "8" is 24bit/44.1kHz.

Analyzed: Steve Vai / The Story Of Light

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR7 0.00 dB -8.27 dB 6:14 01-The Story Of Light
DR7 0.00 dB -8.41 dB 6:08 02-Velorum
DR6 0.00 dB -8.03 dB 3:41 03-John The Revalator
DR6 0.00 dB -8.20 dB 3:53 04-Book Of The Seven Seals
DR9 0.00 dB -11.82 dB 3:28 05-Creamsicle Sunset
DR7 0.00 dB -8.22 dB 5:32 06-Gravity Storm
DR7 0.00 dB -9.50 dB 3:55 07-Mullach a'tsi
DR8 -0.01 dB -9.91 dB 7:16 08-The Moon and I
DR8 -0.04 dB -9.75 dB 6:09 09-Weeping China Doll
DR7 0.00 dB -8.50 dB 3:44 10-Racing The World
DR9 0.00 dB -10.74 dB 4:15 11-No More Amsterdam
DR7 0.00 dB -8.48 dB 4:15 12-Sunshine Electric Raindrops

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR7

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3289 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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