The Ultra Zone is a 1999 album from guitarist Steve Vai. The Ultra Zone is structurally similar to Vai's previous album, Fire Garden, in that the first half of the album consists mainly of instrumentals, and the second half mainly of vocal songs; however, unlike Fire Garden, The Ultra Zone is not formally divided into two "phases". The Ultra Zone is notable for its tributes to two legendary guitarists: Frank Zappa (on the track "Frank"), and Stevie Ray Vaughan (on the track "Jibboom").
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The Ultra Zone is a music studio album recording by STEVE VAI (Prog Related/Progressive Rock) released in 1999 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Steve Vai is a guitarist, and of course all the songs have lengthy guitar solos.
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By, Performer – Steve Vai. Promotion – Light Without Heat Merchandising. Promotion – Greasy Kid's Stuff (2). Notes. Sample CDs used on this recording are: "The Heat Of Asia" - Schtung Music "Supreme Beats" - Bashiri Johnson "Burning Grooves" - Drum Loops by Abe Laboriel Jr. Courtesy of Spectrasonics "Liquid Grooves" - Loops Courtesy of Spectrasonics and the incredible "Distorted Reality 1&2" by Eric Persing; Samples Courtesy of Spectrasonics.
Steve Vai. 2018 сингл Broken Ballrooms Remix.
Vai saw his career begin as a teenage stunt guitarist for Frank Zappa. Later, Mike Keneally performed the same role in a band backing Zappa. For this album, Keneally toured in Vai's band, but plays keyboards on the album. It is an amazing exhibition of six-string talent.
Album: The Ultra Zone, 1999.
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The Blood & Tears
The Ultra Zone
Bass – John SergioDrums – Gregg BissonetteGuitar [Guitars] – Steve Vai
Bass – Philip BynoeDrums – Mike Mangini Guitar – Steve VaiVocals ["Just Go For It"] – Pia*
Windows To The Soul
Bass – Philip BynoeDrums – Mike Mangini Keyboards [Keys] – Mike KeneallyPerformer [Everything Else] – Steve*
The Silent Within
I'll Be Around
Bass – Bryan BellerDrums – Robin DiMaggioOrchestrated By [Samples In Middle Section] – Niels Bye NielsenPerformer [Everything Else] – Steve*Trombone – Duane BenjaminTrumpet – Andy Cleaves
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By, Performer, Engineer
Sample CDs used on this recording:
"The Heat Of Asia" - Schtung Music
"Supreme Beats" - Bashiri Johnson
"Burning Grooves" - Drum Loops by Abe Laboriel Jr. Courtesy of Spectrasonics
"Liquid Grooves" - Loops Courtesy of Spectrasonics and the incredible "Distorted Reality 1&2" by Eric Persing; Samples Courtesy of Spectrasonics
Recorded at The Mothership
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering