Alien Love Secrets Review

artist: steve vai date: 11/28/2007 category: dvd
steve vai: Alien Love Secrets
Release Date: 1998
Features full performances of all seven songs from the album Alien Love Secrets. The unique footage allows you a special view into both Steve's guitar playing, as well as the creative musical mood of each song.
 Sound: 10
 Content: 9
 Production Quality: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 9.7 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.8 
 Users rating:
 9.6 
 Votes:
 18 
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overall: 9.8
Alien Love Secrets Reviewed by: Vendetta V, on november 28, 2007
2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Sound: The fuzz sound for all the songs is Vai's usual one. During the video he plays on his main Ibanez or Devil as he usually calls it but in few colors: one is white, the second one is black. He also uses a brass slide for some songs. The sound is relly cool and impressive. // 10

Content: The first song of the DVD is the Bad Horsie. Vai and other players got a metallic paint on their skins. This song got heavy rhythm and sharp crying solo. As I sad he uses a brass slide for some extra sound like horse's. The fuzz sound for all the songs is Vai's usual one. During the video he plays on his main Ibanez or Devil as he usually calls it but in few colors: one is white, the second one is black. The second song (Juice) is a lighter than the first one. So is the third song (Die to live). The forth is even more lighter than others. At the beginning Vai plays with clean sound but than The fifth song is called Ya-Yo Gakk. A really strange name (just between us I hate this song). A little guys (children) are singing playing on bass and on drum (actually the aren't, it's made just for beauty). The Kill The Guy With The Ball starts with his riffs and Vai is just singing something like Ayi-Wai-Ao-Ua-Yao), and so not bad. Next song is the last one and a good one: Tender Surrender. // 9

Production Quality: The video quality is good enough as well as the audio is to watch the DVD for a few times and not only one time. I don't know what to say else. The DVD has a several ways for sound output, so you can adjust it to your taste. Also it got Dearange future. Not bad, not bad at all! // 10

Overall Impression: The DVD has got a lot of futures: extra stuff, derange (program for the videos), audio tracks (just options between 5.1 surround, 2.1 surround and Steve's Comments) and video selection. Extra stuff has got sum sub futures: about Steve (in text format), Fire Garden EPS (about Steve in video format), about this DVD (some warnings and copyright terms) and his discography. Steve's comments. Now this one is a cool future. Steve tells about the song, how did he composed it and so while the main video is going. For example he tells that he wrote some riffs (from Bad Horsie) for Crossroads (the film) and than wrote the complete song. // 10

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