2005 Steve Vai – Various Artists – Archives Vol. 4

Various Artists – Archives Vol. 4 is a collection of songs Steve Vai has contributed to other projects and records including Public Image Ltd., tracks from the Hendrix tribute In From The Storm with the London Symphony Orchestra, and a collaboration with Chick Corea from The Songs Of West Side Story, among others.

Originally only available through Vai.com as Volume 5 “The Secret Jewel Box”, this album was re-released by Favored Nations in 2005. The CD booklet features Steve’s commentary on each track.

 

 

Tracks

1 Sweet Lady Luck 4:33
2 The Rumble 8:01
3 Ease 8:08
4 Home 5:38
5 Western Vacation 8:15
6 Noah’s Ark 6:11
7 Drifting 4:01
8 Bold as Love 5:08
9 There’s Still Hope 6:46
10 Autumn in Nepal 8:20
11 Feed My Frankenstein 4:35
12 Der Holle Rache (Queen of the Night) 2:59
13 Gone 2:47

1 Whitesnake – Sweet Lady Luck

Bass Rudy Sarzo
Drums Tommy Aldridge
Guitar Steve Vai
Background Vocals Tommy Funderburk
Vocals David Coverdale

Producer – Keith Olsen, Mike Clink

2 Chick Corea Electric Band vs Steve Vai’s Monsters – The Rumble

Bass Jimmy Earl
Bass John Pena
Drums Dave Weckl
Drums Simon Phillips
Guitar Frank Gambale
Guitar Steve Vai
Rhodes Chick Corea
Synthesizer Chick Corea
Synthesizer David Paich
Synthesizer Greg Phillinganes
Sax Eric Marienthal
Percussion Joe Porcaro
Percussion Lenny Castro

Producer, Arranged By, Other (Conceived By) – David Pack
Executive Producer – Michael Greene
Arranged By (Rhythm Arrangement Assistance By) – Dave Weckl, Simon Phillips
Arranged By, Music By (Additional Music Segments) – Chick Corea, David Pack, David Paich, John Dickson
Effects (Sound Effects) – Robert Grieve
Engineer – Allen Sides
Other (Supervising Executive) – James Berk

3 Public Image Limited – Ease

Bass Bill Laswell
Drums Ginger Baker
Guitar Steve Vai
Guitar Nicky Skopelitis
Vocals John Lydon

Producer – Bill Laswell, John Lydon

4 Public Image Limited – Home

Bass Bill Laswell
Drums Ginger Baker
Guitar Steve Vai
Guitar Nicky Skopelitis
Vocals John Lydon

Producer – Bill Laswell, John Lydon

5 Western Vacation

Bass Jac Mihanovic
Drums Chris Frazier
Guitar Reckless Fable
Guitar Martin Schwartz
Keyboards Tommy Mars
Sax Ric Cunningham
Percussion Chris Frazier
Background Vocals Tommy Mars
Vocals Bob Harris

Producer, Arranged By – Martin Schwartz
Arranged By (Co-arranging) – Bob Harris, Chris Frazier, Jac Mihanovic
Arranged By (Vocals) – Bob Harris
Mastered By – John Matousek
Mastered By (Assistance) – Paul Levy
Mixed By – Martin Schwartz, Paul Levy
Performer (Cowboys) – Mike O’Brien
Recorded By – Paul Levy

6 Greg Bissonette – Noah’s Ark

Drums Gregg Bissonette
Guitar Steve Vai
Background Vocals Matt Bissonette
Vocals Gregg Bissonette

7 Drifting

Bass Billy Cox
Drums Tony Beard
Guitar Steve Vai
Guitar Hiram Bullock
Vibes Dave Samuels
Vocals Corey Glover

Arranged By (Orchestral, With) – Eddie Kramer
Arranged By (Orchestral) – Joe Mardin
Orchestra – The London Metropolitan Orchestra
Orchestrated By, Conductor – Joe MardinRecorded By – Brian Sperber, Eddie Kramer
Recorded By (Assisted By) – Jamie Chaleff
Recorded By (Orchestra Assistance) – Will
Recorded By (Orchestra) – Mike Ross-Trevor

8 Bold as Love

Bass Bob Daisley
Drums Tony Williams
Guitar Steve Vai
Vocals Paul Rodgers

Arranged By – Eddie Kramer, Joe Mardin
Orchestra – The London Metropolitan Orchestra
Orchestrated By, Conductor – Joe Mardin
Recorded By – Eddie Kramer, Rail Rogut
Recorded By (Orchestra Assistance) – Will
Recorded By (Orchestra) – Mike Ross-Trevor

9 Bob Harris – There’s Still Hope

Guitar Steve Vai
Percussion Billy James
Keyboards Bob Harris
Trumpet Bob Harris
Vocals Bob Harris

10 Bob Harris – Autumn in Nepal

Sitar Steve Vai
Keyboards Bob Harris
Percussion Billy James
Vocals Bob Harris

11 Alice Cooper – Feed My Frankenstein

Bass Nikki Sixx
Drums Mickey Curry
Guitar Steve Vai
Guitar Joe Satriani
Guitar Stef Burns
Keyboards John Webster
Keyboards Robert Bailey
Background Vocals Ian Richardson
Background Vocals Mick Wilson
Background Vocals Nick Coler
Background Vocals Calico Cooper
Background Vocals Gary Falcone
Background Vocals Mike Finnigan
Background Vocals Shaun Murphy
Background Vocals Sherwood Ball
Background Vocals Stan Bush
Background Vocals Terry Wood
Vocals Alice Cooper

Producer – Peter Collins
Engineer (Assistant) – Brian Scheuble
Recorded By – Paul Northfield

12 Der Holle Rache (Queen of the Night)

Drums Josh Freese
Guitar Steve Vai
Guitar Clif Magness
Keyboards Clif Magness
Synthesizer Clif Magness
Percussion Clif Magness
Vocals Lori Stinson

Producer – Clif Magness
Executive Producer – Carol Bayer Sager
Arranged By – Clif Magness
Engineer – Clif Magness, Francis Buckley
Mixed By – Francis Buckley

13 Lilly – Gone

Guitar Steve Vai
Vocals Lillian Vai

Producer – Steve Vai