Inspiration (Yngwie Malmsteen album)

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Inspiration (Original cover).jpg
Studio album by Yngwie Malmsteen
Released 14 October 1996 (1996-10-14)
Studio Studio 308 in Miami; Heptagon Studios in Malmö
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock, progressive rock, neoclassical metal
Length 56:59
Label Music for Nations
Producer Yngwie Malmsteen, Chris Tsangarides
Yngwie Malmsteen chronology
Magnum Opus
Facing the Animal
Alternative cover
2000 reissue
2003 remastered edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Inspiration is the ninth studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 14 October 1996.[2] It is a tribute album consisting entirely of covers of various bands who influenced Malmsteen. Featured on vocals are Jeff Scott Soto, Mark Boals and Joe Lynn Turner, all of whom performed on Malmsteen's first four studio albums.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist(s) Length
1. "Carry On Wayward Son" Kerry Livgren Kansas 5:09
2. "Pictures of Home" Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice Deep Purple 4:56
3. "Gates of Babylon" Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio Rainbow 7:12
4. "Manic Depression" Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience 3:39
5. "In the Dead of Night" Eddie Jobson, John Wetton U.K. 6:11
6. "Mistreated" Blackmore, David Coverdale Deep Purple 7:29
7. "The Sails of Charon" Uli Jon Roth Scorpions 5:05
8. "Demon's Eye" Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice Deep Purple 4:53
9. "Anthem" Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart Rush 4:18
10. "Child in Time" Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice Deep Purple 8:07
Total length: 56:59
Japanese edition bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Original artist(s) Length
11. "Spanish Castle Magic" Hendrix Hendrix 3:07


Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Europe 14 October 1996 Music for Nations[2]
Japan Pony Canyon
United States Foundation
United States (reissue) 2000 Spitfire[3]
Europe (remaster) 2003 SPV/Steamhammer

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1996 Finnish albums chart 16[2]
Swedish albums chart 35[2]


  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Inspiration - Yngwie Malmsteen". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  2. ^ a b c d "Yngwie Malmsteen - Inspiration (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  3. ^ "Yngwie Malmsteen* – Inspiration". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-01-14.

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