The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology

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The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology
Compilation album by Steve Vai
Released November 18, 2003
Recorded 1984-2002
Genre Instrumental rock, hard rock, rock, heavy metal
Length 2:35:01
Label Epic/Legacy
Producer Steve Vai, Mike Clink, Keith Olsen
Steve Vai chronology
Various Artists - Archives Vol. 4
(2003)
The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology
(2003)
Piano Reductions Vol.1
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 4/5 stars

The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology is Steve Vai's compilation album that was released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). This two-disc compilation spans Vai's entire solo career, featuring the best tracks from most of his albums including Fire Garden, Passion and Warfare, Alien Love Secrets and The Ultra Zone. One song is even included from his Whitesnake days ("Kittens Got Claws") and one from his Alcatrazz days ("Lighter Shade of Green"). The songs on the album do not appear chronologically relative to Vai's career.

This album mirrors Joe Satriani's album The Electric Joe Satriani: An Anthology. This is because both artists styles are very distinctive, but similar too, and Joe Satriani was Steve Vai's teacher at one point, which influenced his style.

In March 2011, the album was re-released as part of Sony BMG's The Essential series, named The Essential Steve Vai

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steve Vai except where noted.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Liberty" – 2:04
  2. "Die to Live" – 3:53
  3. "The Attitude Song" – 3:22
  4. "Salamanders in the Sun" – 2:25
  5. "The Animal" – 4:02
  6. "The Riddle" – 6:26
  7. "For the Love of God" – 6:03
  8. "Bangkok" (Björn Ulvaeus, Tim Rice) – 2:46
  9. "Fire Garden Suite: Bull Whip/Pusa Road/Angel Food/Taurus Bulba" – 9:56
  10. "Ya-Yo Gakk" – 2:54
  11. "Blue Powder" – 4:44
  12. "Bad Horsie" – 5:52
  13. "Tender Surrender" – 5:05
  14. "All About Eve" – 4:38
  15. "Dyin' Day" – 4:29
  16. "The Blood & Tears" – 4:25
  17. "The Silent Within" – 5:00

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Feathers" – 5:11
  2. "Frank" – 5:08
  3. "Boston Rain Melody" – 4:39
  4. "Kittens Got Claws" (David Coverdale, Adrian Vandenberg) – 4:59
  5. "Lighter Shade of Green" – 0:47
  6. "Giant Balls of Gold" – 4:45
  7. "Whispering a Prayer" – 8:47
  8. "Jibboom" – 3:45
  9. "Windows to the Soul" – 6:26
  10. "Brandos Costumes (Gentle Ways)" – 6:05
  11. "The Reaper" – 3:26 (From Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey)
  12. "Christmas Time Is Here" (Vince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelson) – 4:21
  13. "Essence" – 5:51
  14. "Rescue Me or Bury Me" – 8:26
  15. "Burnin' Down the Mountain" – 4:21