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Steve Vai - Visual Sound Theories - Live With The Holland Metrople Orchestra [DVD]
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The previous DVD was 'Live In Astoria' which is something that you always see in his live performance. If you are expecting the same, forget this DVD. No Billy, Toni, Dave etc. If you have seen Yngwie Malmsteen's 'Concerto Suite For Electric Guitar ...', you know it's Yngwie without his usual stuff standing amidst the full orchestra and shredding his guitar. Yngwie was experimenting with strings section. It's just like that but slightly different. Here, Steve is experimenting more with horn section. Yngwie sounded more like classical while Steve here like jazz.
Before the DVD, I bought the CD on the day it was launched. I didn't enjoy the CD much at first, apart from Steve's guitar talking with other instruments and audience in the beginning on 'Kill the Guy With the Ball'. That's something I like very much in 'G3 - Live in Concert' when his guitar talks with the audience. These things made me get the DVD and I enjoyed it watching without closing my eyes for a second.
I think sometimes if Steve did all his songs as original as they are here, maybe I would never know him apart from just David Lee Roth's guitarist. My main music is rock and Steve rocks. Steve is not only a good guitarist but a good soul, good personality and good entertainer. He does a lot of fun here and the real artistry out of him you can see. He proves here that he's more than just a great guitarist. Composing, arranging and playing in 3-6 piece rock band maybe/maybe not easy. But doing it for the full orchestra is the work of a genius.
However, seeing his knockout show at the Hammersmith Apollo recently has prompted me to play catch-up and I'm currently soaking up the brilliance of `Alive In An Ultra World', `Real Illusions: Reflections' and `The Story of Light'. But for me the most enjoyable of my recent Vai-related purchases has been this DVD release.
`Visual Sound Theories' is simply a film of Vai's performance of a selection of his material with a full orchestra. As an experiment it works very well, putting a new slant on well-known material that was originally created within the Rock genre. But as entertainment, it is a spectacle. Coupled with a clearly well-rehearsed orchestra, who play with vigour and relish, Vai is stunning and watching his interplay with the other musicians (and the genial conductor) is a masterclass in how this type of collaboration can be a success (Deep Purple, take note!).
But as I say, this is an experiment and as such, I doubt that the audio CD of this performance will become a fan-favourite. But the DVD will bear repeated viewing and I'm certain that I'll return to it many times in the future.
Recommended to all, even if (especially if?) you didn't like the audio version...otherwise you'll never get to see the over-excited timpanist put his beater straight through the drum-skin...which kinda sums this up...a lot of fun!
The painstaking efforts that Vai has gone to, with the help of those involved, has resulted in a unique, vibrant show which is perhaps more Vai than any other. As well as showcasing his prowess as a musician and composer, it also proves that it is possible to entwine the modern with the traditional and create something beautiful.
Some of Vai's best loved tracks (for example, For The Love Of God, Answers, The Attitude Song) sound, in my opinion, better than ever, and what is more, EVERY single instrument and musician is made the most of. Nothing is spared in this show, especially effort.
I think Visual Sound Theories should appeal to a wide audience....it's not just for guitar freaks and Vai-ists. Enthusiasts of cLassical and orchestral music should find it just as refreshing.
Production is, of course, top-notch, sound is great, and the special features are decent too.
This has got to be the best music DVD in my collection, I cannot recommend it enough!
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IT WAS A GIFT FOR MY PARTNER HE WAS ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED WITH IT AS HE LOVES STEVE VAI AND IS THRILLEDPublished on 8 Jan. 2013 by SPARKY
Absolute musical excellence , for the ears of whoever listens to this .The "bonus features" are also excellent ( usually bonus features I can do without ). Read morePublished on 6 May 2011 by ben