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Yngwie Malmsteen

Blue Lightning (2021 reissue)

Mascot



limited (1500 only) blue splatter 2lp

Released: 23rd Jul 2021

£22.99


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 like Smoke On The Water, Purple Haze and While My Guitar Gently Weeps into his idiom, and wrote and recorded 4 new tracks for this album.

Blue Lightning (2021 reissue)

Tracklist

  1. Blue Lightning
  2. Foxey Lady
  3. Demon's Eye
  4. 1911 Strut
  5. Blue Jean Blues
  6. Purple Haze
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  8. Sun's Up Top's Down
  9. Peace, Please
  10. Paint It Black
  11. Smoke On The Water
  12. Forever Man
  13. Little Miss Lover (Bonus Track)
  14. Jumping Jack Flash (Bonus Track)