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King of Loss
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4 stars This is in my opinion Steve Vai's best live album (other than the mindblowing G3 Jam filled G3 dvds). It features the most mindblowing live unit ever with Steve Vai on the Guitar, Neo-Classical Guitar/Keyboard Virtuoso Tony McAlpine, One of the world's best jazz drummer Virgil Donati, Bass Virtuoso talented Billy Sheehan and guitarist Dave Weiner. THis lineup is in my mind one of the most talented instrumental lineup I have ever witnessed and the live dvd is just mind-boggling. The highlights include the absolutely incredible Whispering a Prayer played live (Perhaps one of my favorite solos of all time) and For the Love of GOd. The Neo-Classical solo on that song is also my favorite Neo-Classical solo of all time. Just full of technicality and the beauty that solo gives me is incredible. The rest of the DVD includes other Vai classics and solos by all other members of the band.

This DVD is not essential for any Prog fan, because most of Vai's material isn't Prog at all. But for fans of Melodic instrumental virtuosity and guitar nuts, please pick this DVD up and worship Vai and co.!

King of Loss | 4/5 |


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