Steve Vai - Modern Primitive
Style: Instrumental Rock/Metal
2 Dark Matter
3 Mighty Messengers
4 The Lost Chord
6 Fast Note People
7 And We Are One
8 Never Forever
9 Lights Are On
10 No Pockets
11 Pink and Blows Over, Pt. 1
12 Pink and Blows Over, Pt. 2
13 Pink and Blows Over, Pt. 3
Steve Vai — guitars
Devin Townsend — vocals on “The Lost Chord”
Sue Mathis/Brantmeyer — vocals on “Pink and Blows Over”
Mohini Dey — bass on “Bop!”
Released: June 24 2016
Label: Sony Legacy
Run Time: 136 minutes
l songs written and composed by Steve Vai and published by SyVy Music (ASCAP), except:
“The Lost Chord” written by Steve Vai and Devin Townsend. Published by SyVy Music (ASCAP) and Element Music (ASCAP).
“Fast Note People” written by Martin Schwartz, Bob Harris, and Steve Vai. Published by SyVy Music (ASCAP).
“Pink and Blows Over: Part 2” written by Steve Vai and Thomas Mariano. Published by SyVy Music (ASCAP)
In “Mighty Messengers” the lines: “Nothing real can be threatened / Nothing unreal exists / Herein lies the peace of God.” are quoted from A Course in Miracles by Helen Schucman. * Cassiopia is our Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
All music recorded at Stucco Blue Studios (Sylmar, California); The Mothership (Hollywood, California); & the Harmony Hut (Encino, California) except:
Mohini Dey’s bass on “Bop!” recorded at Nirvana Stu- dio in Mumbai, India. Engineered by Jignesh Shetye.
Devin Townsend recorded his vocals for “The Lost Chord” himself at his studio in Vancouver, Canada.
Sue Mathis/Brantmeyer’s vocals on “Pink and Blows Over” were recorded by Jack Miele at The Music Shed Recording Studio in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Based on song sketches and works-in-progress penned and recorded by Vai following the release of Flex-Able, his debut album, in January 1984, the music on Modern Primitive has been completed by Vai for release as a full album disc and the 2nd CD is the bonus remastering of the Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition.
“The music on Flex-Able is so vastly different from Passion and Warfare, one could wonder if the same guy actually made both records,” Steve writes in his liner notes for the collection. “Modern Primitive is the missing link between these two records. It’s sort of Cro-Magnon Vai.”