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SotD: Steve Vai - Brandos Costumes (Gentle Ways)

Submitted by Druss on Sun, 2007-11-04 01:27

I've been listening to Steve Vai's latest album - Sound Theories and have fallen in love with the song Brandos Costumes (Gentle Ways), one that I first heard in his Alive in an Ultra World release. The first time I heard it, I thought that it was a good song, but sounded a little flat or even artificial (with respect to the general ambience in the song). However, with the introduction of the orchestra in Sound Theories, these apparent drawbacks have been emasculated resulting in a stunningly beautiful piece.

The title of the song has also been updated to just Gentle ways. This has to be one of the few instrumental songs ever written where the title is a perfect fit in terms of its imagery.

I'm still breathless even after the 30th or so listen :| This man is something else altogether.