War to End All Wars (album)

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For the term for World War I, see The war to end war.
War to End All Wars
Studio album by Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Released November 7, 2000
Genre Neo-classical metal
Length 63:27
Label Pony Canyon
Yngwie J. Malmsteen chronology
Alchemy
(1999)
War to End All Wars
(2000)
The Genesis
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

War to End All Wars is an album by Yngwie J. Malmsteen, released in 2000 by Spitfire Records in North America simultaneously with Pony Canyon's release in Japan and Dream Catcher's in Europe. While on tour for this album, singer Mark Boals left the band, and was replaced for a brief period by Jorn Lande, Boals then returned to finish off the tour. The first single and promo video was "Crucify".

The phrase "the war to end all wars" was historically used as a description of World War I, especially in the period 1918-1939.

The track Molto Arpeggiosa is often mislabeled as Arpeggios From Hell.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Prophet of Doom" (features some parts by Paganini) Yngwie Malmsteen Malmsteen 5:31
2. "Crucify"   Malmsteen Malmsteen 6:44
3. "Bad Reputation"   Malmsteen Malmsteen 4:53
4. "Catch 22"   Malmsteen Malmsteen 4:13
5. "Masquerade"   Malmsteen Malmsteen 4:54
6. "Molto Arpeggiosa"   (instrumental) Malmsteen 4:14
7. "Miracle of Life"   Malmsteen Malmsteen 5:39
8. "The Wizard"   Malmsteen Malmsteen 5:19
9. "Preludium"   (instrumental) Malmsteen 2:26
10. "Wild One"   Malmsteen Malmsteen 5:46
11. "Tarot"   Malmsteen Malmsteen 5:38
12. "InstruMental Institution"   (instrumental) Malmsteen 3:56
13. "War to End All Wars"   Malmsteen Malmsteen 4:15

Bonus tracks (Japan)[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
14. "Treasure from the East"   (instrumental) Malmsteen 3:52
15. "Requiem"   (instrumental) Malmsteen 4:03

Bonus track (USA and Europe)[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
14. "Black Sheep of the Family"   Malmsteen Malmsteen 2:17

Personnel[edit]

  • Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Arranger, Gong, Guitar (Bass), Guitar (Rhythm), Sitar, Vocals, Producer, Mixing
  • Mats Olausson - Keyboards
  • Mark Boals - Vocals
  • John Macaluso - Drums
  • Brian Fitzpatrick - Engineer, Mixing
  • Michael Fuller - Mastering
  • Michael Johansson - Photography
  • Rich DiSilvio - Artwork
  • Frank Frazetta - Cover Art

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