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Steve Vai ‎– Passion And Warfare

Genre: Rock


Style:   Heavy Metal

Year:  1990

Grading: EX/EX LP

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Passion and Warfare is the second studio album by guitarist Steve Vai, released in September 1990 through Relativity and Epic Records. It has been certified Gold by the RIAA. It was written based on a series of dream sequences that Vai had when he was younger, and in the guitar music book of the album, Vai sums it up as "Jimi Hendrix meets Jesus Christ at a party that Ben Hur threw for Mel Blanc". It was all recorded in The Mothership studio at his home in the Hollywood Hills, a 1,600-square-foot (150 m2) building in which his guitar parts for Whitesnake's 1989 album Slip of the Tongue were also recorded. As such, Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale has small spoken parts on Passion and Warfare.

Vai states that planning the album started as early as 1982, but was shelved after joining the David Lee Roth band and not picked up again until parting ways with Roth in 1989.Vai utilized many unusual recording techniques on the album. For what would come to be one of his most popular songs to date, "For the Love of God", he fasted for ten days and recorded the song on the fourth day of the fast. "Blue Powder" was originally recorded in 1986 as a showcase track for Carvin, using their X-100B amplifier, and given away with Guitar Player magazine in flexi disc format. Vai was introduced to Carvin by his mentor Frank Zappa, who had also used the X-100B. The drums were subsequently re-recorded for the album.

The equipment used to record Passion and Warfare was: Ibanez JEM and Universe guitars; Charvel Green Meanie guitar; MarshallJCM900 and Carvin X-100B amplifiers; ADA MP-1 preamplier; Boss DS-1 distortion pedal; Eventide H3000 harmonizer; Lexicon 480L.

The song "For the Love of God" is available for download for the 2007 video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and was voted the 29th best solo of all time by a readers' poll in Guitar World magazine.

In 2016, Vai embarked on the Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary World Tour, where he played the album in its entirety for the first time.

 

Tracklist

A1 Liberty 2:02
A2 Erotic Nightmares 4:13
A3 The Animal 3:55
A4 Answers 2:41
A5 The Riddle 6:22
A6 Ballerina 12/24 1:45
A7 For The Love Of God 6:02
B1 The Audience Is Listening
Vocals – Jamie Firlotte, Nancy Fagan
5:30
B2 I Would Love To 3:40
B3 Blue Powder 4:44
B4 Greasy Kid's Stuff
Technician [Drum Sound] – Chris Lord-Alge
2:57
B5 Alien Water Kiss 1:10
B6 Sisters 4:07
B7 Love Secrets 3:35

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Relativity Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Relativity Records, Inc.
  • Licensed From – Combat
  • Recorded At – The Mothership
  • Published By – SyVy Music, Inc.

Credits

  • Art Direction – Steve Vai
  • Art Direction [Album] – Dave Bett*
  • Art Direction [Cover] – Bill Reim (2)
  • Artwork – Aaron Brown (6)
  • Bass – Steve* (tracks: B1, B2, B4), Stu Hamm* (tracks: A2), Stu* (tracks: A3 to A5, A7, B3, B6)
  • Drums – Chris Frazier (tracks: A1, A2), Chris* (tracks: A3 to A5, B1, B3, B4, B6), Tris Imboden (tracks: A7, B2)
  • Effects [H3000 Harmonizer] – Eventide (6) (tracks: A6, B5)
  • Engineer [Mixing 2nd] – Pascal Fillet
  • Guitar – Steve* (tracks: A3 to B6)
  • Guitar [All] – Steve Vai (tracks: A2)
  • Instruments [Everything Else] – Steve Vai (tracks: A1)
  • Keyboards – Bob Harris (tracks: B3), Dave Rosenthal (tracks: A2), David Rosenthal* (tracks: B2, B6),Steve* (tracks: A3 to A5, A7, B4)
  • Keyboards [On One Chord] – Pia Vai (tracks: A4)
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman Himself*
  • Performer [Whatever] – Steve* (tracks: B7)
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – Jim Hagopian
  • Photography By [Sleeve] – Ross Halfin
  • Producer, Written-By, Arranged By, Engineer – Steve Vai
  • Vocals [Additional] – Adrian Vandenberg, Bob Harris, Corky Tanassy, Corrine Larue, Darla Albright,David Coverdale, Jamie Kornberg, Joel Kaith, Julian Angel Vai*, Laura Gross, Laurel Fishman, Lauren Kornberg, Lillian Vai, Pam Vai, Pascal Fillet, Pia Vai, Rudy Sarzo, Rupert Henry, Suzanna Harris*
  • Vocals [Boy Vocals] – Jamie Firlotte (tracks: B1)
  • Vocals, Other [Hysteria] – Nancy Fagan (tracks: B1)

Notes

There are no drum machines used on this album with the exception of the song 'Love Secrets'. 

Recorded at The Mothership. 
Published by SyVy Music / ASCAP. 
℗© 1990 Relativity Records, Inc.

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