2008 five CD box. The Original Album Classics series, courtesy of Sony/BMG, packages together five classic albums from one of the most popular artists on the label's roster, housing them in an attractive slipcase. This set from the guitar hero features the albums Flex-Able (1984), Passion And Warfare (1990), Sex And Religion (1993), Alien Love Secrets (1995) and Fire Garden (1996).
Excellent Christian melodic aor band who do in fact have 4 cd releases (+1 Japanese issue). A major line-up change after album number one saw ex The Brave vocalist James Salter join the fold for “Ordinary People”. This appeared to have a profound effect as the music stepped up a notch in every direction making this a near classic of the genre. Vocalist James Salter steals the show, with his smooth melodic voice, tender yet powerful with a great tone. The band has some great chops with a aor/fusion type sound like Steve perry’s band. For fans of Toto, Journey, Tyketto, Shy, The Brave, and Europe. A top class release that most people will never hear!!!
Six-string wizard Steve Vai, along with his one-time teacher Joe Satriani, set the standard for rock guitar virtuosity in the '80s. Born on June 6, 1960, and raised in Carle Place, New York, Vai became interested in the guitar via such legendary artists as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Alice Cooper as a teenager and, upon starting high school, took lessons with an older player from the school, Joe Satriani.
The first time I ever heard Joe Satriani's brilliant Ibanez tone was via an Armed Forces Network television commercial, while I was stationed withthe Navy, in Japan, back in 1987. About every hour, each day, this AFN stationwould play a short "Here's what's happening in your community" type of announcement, which just so happened to use Satriani's "Always With Me, Always With You", as the background music throughout the announcement. It took me about a month to finally track down who the hell it was who was playing this awesome tune, and I immediately went out and picked up Surfing With The Alien, his great album that this song is from.