War to End All Wars (album)

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War to End All Wars
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Studio album by Yngwie Malmsteen
Released 7 November 2000 (2000-11-07)
Genre Neoclassical metal, heavy metal
Length 63:27
Label Pony Canyon
Yngwie Malmsteen chronology
Alchemy
(1999)Alchemy1999
War to End All Wars
(2000)
The Genesis
(2002)The Genesis2002
Singles from War to End All Wars
  1. "Crucify"
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

War to End All Wars is the thirteenth studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 7 November 2000 through Pony Canyon (Japan), Spitfire Records (United States) and DreamCatcher Records (Europe). While on tour for this album, singer Mark Boals left the band and was replaced for a brief period by Jorn Lande; however, Boals returned to finish the tour. The instrumental song "Molto Arpeggiosa" is often mislabelled as "Arpeggios from Hell". The phrase "the war to end all wars" was historically used as a description of World War I, especially in the period from 1918 to 1939.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Prophet of Doom" (features some parts by Paganini)Yngwie MalmsteenMalmsteen5:31
2."Crucify"MalmsteenMalmsteen6:44
3."Bad Reputation"MalmsteenMalmsteen4:53
4."Catch 22"MalmsteenMalmsteen4:13
5."Masquerade"MalmsteenMalmsteen4:54
6."Molto Arpeggiosa"(instrumental)Malmsteen4:14
7."Miracle of Life"MalmsteenMalmsteen5:39
8."The Wizard"MalmsteenMalmsteen5:19
9."Preludium"(instrumental)Malmsteen2:26
10."Wild One"MalmsteenMalmsteen5:46
11."Tarot"MalmsteenMalmsteen5:38
12."InstruMental Institution"(instrumental)Malmsteen3:56
13."War to End All Wars"MalmsteenMalmsteen4:15

Bonus tracks (Japan)[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
14."Treasure from the East"(instrumental)Malmsteen3:52
15."Requiem"(instrumental)Malmsteen4:03

Bonus track (USA and Europe)[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
14."Black Sheep of the Family"Yngwie MalmsteenYngwie Malmsteen2:17

Personnel[edit]

  • Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Guitar, Bass, 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

References[edit]