Mind's Eye (album)

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For the Stiltskin album, see The Mind's Eye (album). For the Dark Tranquillity album, see The Mind's I (album).
Mind's Eye
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Studio album by Vinnie Moore
Released 1986 (1986)
Recorded August 1986 at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, California
Genre Instrumental rock, neoclassical metal
Length 43:00
Label Shrapnel
Producer Mike Varney, Steve Fontano
Vinnie Moore chronology
Mind's Eye
Time Odyssey

Mind's Eye is the first studio album by guitarist Vinnie Moore, released in 1986 through Shrapnel Records.[1] Recorded in eleven days when Moore was 21 years old,[2] the album was ranked third on the all-time top ten list of shred albums in a 2009 article by Guitar World magazine.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Robert Taylor at AllMusic gave Mind's Eye four stars out of five, calling it "a classic in the shredder community", albeit "just a display of technical ability to the casual listener." Praise was given to Moore for being "one of the more interesting of the shredders", but Taylor also labeled him as an Yngwie Malmsteen clone. "In Control" and "Saved by a Miracle" were listed as highlights.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Vinnie Moore.

No. Title Length
1. "In Control"   4:38
2. "Daydream"   4:31
3. "Saved by a Miracle"   5:19
4. "Hero Without Honor"   7:19
5. "Lifeforce"   4:02
6. "N.N.Y."   3:43
7. "Mind's Eye"   3:28
8. "Shadows of Yesterday"   4:34
9. "The Journey"   5:26
Total length:



  1. ^ a b c Taylor, Robert. "Mind's Eye - Vinnie Moore". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  2. ^ "Batttttty shares a quiet glass of screaming ale with Vinnie Moore". Strangers in the Night. 2004-04-06. Archived from the original on 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  3. ^ Guitar World Staff (2009-07-09). "Top 10 Shred Albums of All Time". Guitar World. Future US. Archived from the original on 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2015-05-29.

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