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Guitar Virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen celebrates rock and blues classics!
Limited edition 180-gram transparent/blue splatter colored vinyl!
Includes two bonus tracks not included on the CD!
Yngwie Malmsteen's album Blue Lightning will be reissued on Blue Splatter Vinyl on July 23, 2021. The vinyl includes two bonus tracks not available on the CD! To call Yngwie Malmsteen a 'maestro' or 'virtuoso' is to state the obvious. But such terms don't do sufficient justice to either his talent or impact. There are innumerable guitarists who have copied a small part of the vast musical spectrum that defines him, but nobody comes close to achieving what he has over a period of nearly four decades.
Now, with Blue Lightning, the man highlights not only his enduring dexterity and diversity, but also pays homage to those from the blues world who have fuelled his artistic spirit for so long. Anyone who is expecting Malmsteen to copy exactly the way the original versions sound is in for a shock. Because that is not what he has done. He has masterfully transformed classics such as "Smoke On The Water," "Purple Haze" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" into his idiom, and wrote and recorded four new tracks for this album.
|1. Blue Lightning|
|2. Foxey Lady|
|3. Demon's Eye|
|4. 1911 Strut|
|1. Blue Jean Blues|
|2. Purple Haze|
|3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps|
|1. Sun's Up Top's Down|
|2. Peace, Please|
|3. Paint It Black|
|4. Smoke On The Water|
|5. Forever Man|
|1. Little Miss Lover (Bonus Track)|
|2. Jumping Jack Flash (Bonus Track)|