Steve Vai

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Steven Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, songwriter, singer, and producer who has sold over 15 million albums. After starting his career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, he recorded and toured in Zappa's band from 1980 to 1982. He began a solo career in 1983, and has released eight solo albums and won three Grammy Awards.

Vai has recorded and toured with Public Image Ltd., Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, and Whitesnake. He has been a regular touring member of the G3 Concert Tour, which began in 1995. In 1999, he started his own record label, Favored Nations, intending to showcase "artists that have attained the highest performance level on their chosen instruments".

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Year Title RatingReleases
1984 Flex-Able 4
1990 Passion and Warfare 4 6
1995 Alien Love Secrets 3
1996 Fire Garden 3 4
1999 The Ultra Zone 5
2005 Real Illusions: Reflections 1
2010 Playlist: The Very Best of Steve Vai 1
2012 The Story of Light 2 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2000 The 7th Song, Enchanting Guitar Melodies Archives Vol. 1 3
2003 Archives, Volume 3: Mystery Tracks 2
2003 Archives, Volume 2: FZ Original Recordings 1
2003 Archives, Volume 4: Various Artists 1
2003 The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology 1
2008 Original Album Classics 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2001 Alive in an Ultra World 2
2001 Live at the Astoria London 2
2004 Live in London 1
2007 Sound Theories, Volume 1: The Aching Hunger 1
2007 Sound Theories, Volume 2: Shadows & Sparks 3
2009 Where the Wild Things Are 2
2010 Where the Other Wild Things Are 2
2015 Stillness in Motion: Vai Live in L.A. 1
2015 Stillness In Motion Live In L.A. 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 The Elusive Light and Sound, Volume 1 2


Year Title RatingReleases
1984 Flex-Able Leftovers 3

Other + Interview

Year Title RatingReleases
The Secret Jewel Box Interview 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
The Aching Hunger Bonus Show Part One 1

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