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  • Actors: Steve Vai
  • Directors: Steve Vai
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Red Int / Red Ink
  • DVD Release Date: September 18, 2007
  • Run Time: 131 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000TV1STM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,360 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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After more than 20 years, Steve Vai continues to use unbridled guitar virtuosity and soulful artistry to explore the spectrum of human emotion. Vai creates a sound all his own by striking a balance between technical ability and poetic phrasing. Steve first stepped into the spotlight in 1980 as a guitarist in Frank Zappa's band. Since then he has played with other musicians including David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani, Ozzy Osborne, Public Image Limited, and Alice Cooper. These influences have had a profound effect on him and it shows in his music.

Visual Sound Theories consistes of orchestral music and other rich compostional pieces that Steve has written. Vai was commissioned to compose an hour of music for the Metropole Orkest in Holland but ended up putting together an exceptional two hours of quality work. The first CD of this double disc masterpiece has Steve conducting while the second CD contains conpositions of him playing guitar with the Orchestra. This new album is sure to impress the masses as it highlights some of Steve Vai's best work.

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Tracklisting

1) Kill The Guy With The Ball
2) The God Eaters
3) The Murder Prologue
4) The Murder
5) Answers
6) Lotus Feet
7) I'm Becoming
8) Salamanders In The Sun
9) The Attitude Song
10) Gentle Ways
11) Liberty
12) For The Love Of God
13) Shadows And...
14) Sparks
15) Frangelica Pt. I & II --Red Ink

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The sound was mixed very well.
Joshua L. Olsen
Steve Vai is a great guitar player, as Frank Zappa recognized, but this concert shows Steve's talent is more than just a player.
F. Hemmer
You need to buy this DVD, you will NOT be dissapointed!!!
guitfiddleblue

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By F. Hemmer on November 21, 2007
Format: DVD
Steve Vai is a great guitar player, as Frank Zappa recognized, but this concert shows Steve's talent is more than just a player. The orchestra is wonderful to watch by itself. I wish we could have more music like this live in the US. If you appreciate good music you need to see this DVD.

Fred
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Scott Sonnheim on September 20, 2007
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I just got home from seeing Steve Vai in concert at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee. Great show!! Great Band. Just popped in the DVD and let me tell you, if you are a Steve Vai fan...this one's for you. Great concert with a backing orchestra. Steve is a perfectionist which make watching him that much more enjoyable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Monkey Bucket on January 2, 2009
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I think any fan of Steve Vai should see this. This shows the scope of the man that I knew was always there and was hoping to one day see. He plays his instrument with all the precision of a concert violinist. Its wonderful to see the man in this element. I hope this is the beginning of more things to come. He even says "by hook or by crook", and I believe him. Get this for the aspiring guitarist at your house. They will get from it another direction than just the usual media fodder.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RebeloutionV on June 8, 2009
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This dvd is absolute magic! I, being an orchestral player by educated profession (what I went to school for), am always on the lookout for unique and original uses of the traditional classical symphony, and seeing such an awesome group paired with one of the great guitar masters was incredible!

As a violinist, much of my tone is modeled off of Steve Vai. In fact, my mentor, a well-known electric violinist who has built a line of instruments with the range of a guitar, has many Vai-like qualities to his style, and likewise with Vai - in fact, they know each other and have worked together! So before I even know who SV was, I was totally into his sounds via electric violin, and when I finally saw him live for the first time, I couldn't believe he had a voice other than his guitar, because it's like an extension of his own being!

Highly recommended to watch, especially on a big flatscreen tv with surround sound :)
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mario A. Lopez on December 11, 2008
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Steve is one of the most creative and gifted rock guitar players of this time but you have to recognize when a project doesn't fit your style and type of music. Perhaps Steve's intention was the same that took Inwie to start a project with a Japanese symphonic orchestra (that, by the way, does a great job) for his Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra. Well, that was a good fit for Malmsteen, but for Vai, in my opinion, didn't work. The orchestration of a song written originally for a rock band is not an easy task. There is a balance between the soloist and the supporting instruments in turn that has to be worked to get a harmonic result. Even with the virtuosity of Vai, the mix sounds poor, sometimes empty, and the climax of some songs sound like they didn't spend enough time rehearsing, working on a more refined orchestration, or all of the above. To see Vai in action is always a treat and doesn't hurt to pay for this DVD, but my expectations were higher of what I saw and listened.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joshua L. Olsen on January 18, 2008
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If you are a fan of Vai and have access to a home theater with 5.1 surround there is no excuse not to own this DVD. The sound was mixed very well. I'm not going to go on and on about how amazing the music is and how great a composer and player Steve is, if you're already a fan you should know this already. Even if you don't have a home theater or have all these songs, its worth the meager price to hear symphonic versions of the classics. Buy it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By txgrendel76 on January 20, 2008
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Mr. Vai never ceases to amaze me... not only is this one of the best Orchestral/Rock performances I've seen to date, but, it is also great to see Steve do some of his old songs as well. Steve is truely a master of his craft. I highly recommend this DVD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ashley R. Sissell on January 18, 2010
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My boyfriend LOVES Steve Vai, and even though I'm not exactly a guitar wizard, I watched this with him and it was pretty awesome! Needless to say that this was a VERY satisfying gift. :D
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