The 7th Song
Steve Vai explains the concept behind the unusual collection/retrospective CD "The 7th Song", "Traditionally, I have made the 7th song on all my CDs the mellifluous guitar ballad that serves the melody on a silver platter. In numerology, the number 7 is shrouded in mystique. In a record sequence, it has always felt like the sweet spot. These songs are more devotional in nature than technical. They are a reflection of one man's desire to expose a glimmer of the depth of his longing for spiritual communion." You'll find as you isten straight through the tracks comprising "The 7th Song", that each composition establishes a unique virtual space, which you are free to visit when you open your mind and allow yourself to enter.
|06:02||For The Love Of God||Instrumental|
|06:25||Windows To The Soul||Instrumental|
|06:24||Burnin' Down The Mountain||Instrumental|
|05:26||Hand On Heart||Instrumental|
|05:09||Call It Sleep||Instrumental|
|04:22||Christmas Time Is Here||Instrumental|
|02:41||The Wall Of Light||Instrumental|
|04:30||Boston Rain Melody||Instrumental|
|Steve Vai||Guitars, Keyboards, Other Stuff, Discrete Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Mixing, Pro Tools Manipulation, Eventide H3000, Arrangement, Production, Engineering|
|Devin Townsend||Lead Vocals|
|Mike Keneally||Keys, Keyboard|
|Terry Bozzio||Drums, Percussion|
|Rina Bucollo||Second Engineering|
|Pascal Fillet||Second Mix Engineering, Engineering, Second Tracking Engineering|
|Liz Sroka||Additional Engineering|
|Paul Lani||Addiitonal Engineering|
|Marcelo Gomes||Engineering, Engineering Assistance|
|Michael Lopez||Second Engineering|
|Neil Citron||Additional Engineering, Tireless Support, Overdub and Mix Engineering, Mastering|
|Mark Dawson||Second Engineering|
|Pam Dancy||Production Management|
|Recorded at the following studios: The Mothership, Stucco Blue Studios, Westwind Media (Burbank, CA).
Mastered at The Mothership.
Design by Happenstance, cover art by Ciruelo, Vai logo by Ford & Earl Design.