Inspiration (Yngwie Malmsteen album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Inspiration (Original cover).jpg
Studio album by
Released14 October 1996 (1996-10-14)
StudioStudio 308 in Miami; Heptagon Studios in Malmö
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock, progressive rock, neoclassical metal
LabelMusic for Nations
ProducerYngwie Malmsteen, Chris Tsangarides
Yngwie Malmsteen chronology
Magnum Opus
Facing the Animal
Alternative cover
2000 reissue
2000 reissue
Alternative cover
2003 remastered edition
2003 remastered edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic1.5/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Original artist(s)Length
1."Carry On Wayward Son"Kerry LivgrenKansas5:09
2."Pictures of Home"Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian PaiceDeep Purple4:56
3."Gates of Babylon"Blackmore, Ronnie James DioRainbow7:12
4."Manic Depression"Jimi HendrixThe Jimi Hendrix Experience3:39
5."In the Dead of Night"Eddie Jobson, John WettonU.K.6:11
6."Mistreated"Blackmore, David CoverdaleDeep Purple7:29
7."The Sails of Charon"Uli Jon RothScorpions5:05
8."Demon's Eye"Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, PaiceDeep Purple4:53
9."Anthem"Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil PeartRush4:18
10."Child in Time"Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, PaiceDeep Purple8:07
Total length:56:59
Japanese edition bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist(s)Length
11."Spanish Castle Magic"HendrixThe Jimi Hendrix Experience3:07


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.

External links[edit]