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  • Audio CD (7 Dec. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rising Force Records
  • ASIN: B002XE5HWC
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 292,731 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Caprici Di Dablo
  2. Brothers
  3. Blitzkrieg
  4. Trilogy Suite
  5. Red House
  6. Finale
  7. Magic City
  8. Arpeggios From Hell
  9. Far Beyond the Sun
  10. Cantabile
  11. Blue
  12. Overture 1622
  13. Fugue
  14. Beat It (Oringally performed by Micheal Jackson)

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Product Description

High Impact is a compilation of Yngwie s most masterful instrumental performances since 1993, including Arpeggios From Hell, Blitzkrieg, Trilogy Suite Live, Guitar Solo, Brothers, Overture 1622, Cantabile, Blue Asylum1, Sky Euphoria 2, Quantum Leap 3, Red House, Badinere, Fugue and Magic City. Containing, one Yngwie vocal track, this unique and amazing compilation also captures the guitar gods mind-blowing talents on a very rare live performance of Far Beyond the Sun and a never before released bonus track of Yngwies interpretation of the mega hit classic Beat It, which contains his own magical touch to the song.

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I'm sorry to say but this is not what I was expecting from Yngwie. I used to be a big fan but this is just a rip off. The whole album feels like unmastered collection of mindless shredding. Partly studio, partly live. The tone changes from song to song and his playing is at times very sloppy. He shouldn't try to play stuff he clearly can't play anymore. C'mon Yngwie, you can do better than this!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review thyself, then decide! 20 Oct. 2012
By Paul Lawrence - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Yngwie Malmsteen story is fairly well known, the Swedish fretburner cutting his teeth on a fixation on Mr Blackmore and the flashiness of Hendrix and marrying it to a love of classical - especially Baroque - music. Moving to the US he found himself in Steeler and Alcatrazz before sallying forth with his debut. Now while he scared away potential converts in droves with a seeming innate pomposity and by making statements that indicated an ego the size of the Empire State Building he has been continually lauded as one of the great electric guitarists since the birth of the instrument. The evidence for this can be gleaned from a never ending string of albums that are oft-times interchangeable as well as a raft of compilation albums. Which brings us to this CD - High Impact. Which I will review by reviewing Yngwies fans and then those that read this review can slot themselves into the relevant category and make their purchasing choices based on that.

OK, so here goes;

The first group of Yngwie fans got into him in the 80's when he was releasing masterpieces like Marching Out and Trilogy. They hung around through the more prissy Odyssey, bitchin' Live in Leningrad and straight ahead hard rock of Eclipse. They left the building after that...... These people have all they want in terms of an Yngwie Malmsteen collection though in truth should probably buy his 90's best of disc.

The second group of Yngwie fans have all his albums. Every darn last interchangeable one. And all the complations too. Now to be fair... I'm reviewing this disc and I only review things I own. So.... yeah, guilty as charged.

The third group of Yngwie fans are late arrivals. Post 80's shredders mainly - probably got into Alex Laiho or some other Scandinavian shredder or stumbled across his name in their fathers collection amongst all the Satriani albums. These guys aren't big fans but are curious. And probably just need The Yngwie Malmsteen collection which collates most of the best from the 80's and the 90's best of though in truth they would be wise to pick up the aforementioned Marching Out and Trilogy.

So where am I going with all this? Well - you know yourself. You know which group you belong to. So now you know whether to lay down your hard earned for this. Group One - you aren't reading this anyway, but are probably cranking Trilogy Suite Op.7 as we speak so you are excused. Group Two - awww come on guys - you know you are gonna buy it sometime so it might as well be now! And Group Three, move along kids, nothing to see here. Just a collection of instrumental tracks in the main. From what I've written above you can figure out what discs to get. Oh but I'd definitely pick up Angels of Love for something different to add to your collection.
8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Huge Dissappointment 21 Jun. 2010
By Stratoblaster - Published on Amazon.com
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First let me state I am a huge fan of Yngwie. I buy everything he puts out. Having said that I already OWN most of these songs.They are pretty much all available on other albums. I hate when guys get so stale that they have to release compilations and rehash old music ,and get you to buy it by putting on one new track. It's not the first time for Yngwie, he's done it several times before. Usually the other track is great ,however in this case, the cover of "Beat It" is practically unlistenable. Eddie Van Halen is probably having a laugh over this one. The guitar is all over the place and he's just running the same tired licks and arpeggios over and over all over the song , even where they dont belong or fit into the songs structure. The vocals are beyond horrible, it seems Yngwie never trades up in vocalists , every new one is worse than the previous.
I hated to write this but i think Yngwie needs to give it a rest and maybe try to do something new.It's a shame such a great guitarist who's contributed so much to the art has gotten so cliche and cant release something fresh.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practice Makes Yngwie 20 Aug. 2011
By Billy Five - Published on Amazon.com
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No doubt about it, Malmsteen IS shredding. I know the most common downhill opinions of this guy pick on his obsession with speed and the fact that it gets boring after a song or two. This is probably true, especially if you have it playing in the background as you collect tolls on the turnpike. HOWEVER, if you are a musician with any clue as to what it takes to master an instrument AND survive the rigors of the music industry and touring, AND especially if you are a fan of the extreme upper levels of music theory as it applies to improvisation, you will soon discover this relatively young man is a genius.

He has absolutely mastered seed and every scale, mode, arpeggio and melodic ranting that exists, and while I agree if you're looking for a commercial hook like "Sweet Caroline" or not an intense fan of shred and theory you will indeed be seeking the nearest exit, the rest of us with sit (or stand) with jaw dropped, face plastered and doors blown off.

Absolutely Awesome.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar on Fire! 2 May 2014
By Zachary Foster - Published on Amazon.com
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This guy is a radical guitarist.
Got a classical feeling to a few of the songs.
Blitzkrieg is my favorite!
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable! 3 Feb. 2013
By Lisa M. Mellinger - Published on Amazon.com
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Mr. Malmsteen always delivers a master work and performance on every release. Very enjoyable. If you are a devoted fan and do not have this one do purchase it.
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