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Real Illusions: Reflections
Review by Gary Hill
It seems Zappa alumni's make some of the most inspired and creative musicians. I suppose that makes sense consider the degree of talent necessary to get into that outfit.
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Where The Other Wild Things Are
Review by Gary Hill
Steve Vai is an amazing guitarist.

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DVD Reviews
Steve Vai - Where The Wild Things Are DVD
Review by Larry Toering
There are two things about this two DVD set that come to mind instantly while reviewing it.

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Various Artists - 108 Rock Star Guitars written by Lisa S. Johnson
Review by G. W. Hill

This is the quintessential coffee table book. That’s particularly true for those who love guitars.


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Angelica - Angelica
Review by Larry Toering

In late 1997 (released in 1998) a thing of beauty was recorded between opera singers and rock guitarists called “Angelica.”


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Frank Zappa - Apostrophe / Over-Nite Sensation DVD
Review by Gary Hill

This is an amazing documentary.


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Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose
Review by Gary Hill

In the third installment of the Bat Out of Hell series, Meat Loaf finds himself surrounded by a lot of very talented musicians.


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Alcatrazz - Breaking the Heart of the City: The Very Best of Alcatrazz
Review by Gary Hill

A new three CD box set, this would be a good introduction to Alcatrazz for those not bitten by the bug to this point. That said, I tend to think the people who will be all over this are the hardcore fans.


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Alice Cooper - Classiks
Review by Gary Hill
You could say that there are enough Alice Cooper compilations out there. Here’s the thing, though.

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Billy Sheehan - Compression
Review by Gary Hill
Billy Sheehan is a bass legend, and, of course the bass work on this disc is very very good. Interestingly enough, so is the guitar, drums and vocal work. Even more interesting about that is the fact that Sheehan is responsible for the majority of that as well.

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Alcatrazz - Disturbing the Peace
Review by G. W. Hill
This new edition of a a classic Alcatrazz album is great.


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Various Artists - Guitar Masters Collection
Review by Gary Hill

This various artists collection was assembled by Brian Tarquin. He's a guitar player who really seems to have a reverence for great guitar playing in all its various forms.


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Alice Cooper - Hey Stoopid
Review by Gary Hill
This album showcases a metal perpective on the classic Cooper sound and also shows prog tendencies in several places. Alice is joined on this album by many musicians, including several very notables guests (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Ozzy Osbourne and others).


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Whitesnake - Live At Donington 1990 DVD
Review by Greg Olma

This DVD has been a long time coming.   


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Whitesnake - Live At Donington 1990 DVD
Review by Greg Olma

This DVD has been a long time coming.   


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William Shatner - Ponder the Mystery
Review by G. W. Hill

The last couple albums from William Shatner have landed in my “best of” lists for those two years.


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Various Artists - Prog Box
Review by Gary Hill

I've been looking to do a retro review of this box set for a while. I finally had the opportunity this time around.


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Various Artists - Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head
Review by G. W. Hill

I’m a big fan of Deep Purple, particularly the classic stuff.


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Frank Zappa - Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch
Review by Gary Hill

This 1982 Zappa album has some cool stuff. It's probably best known for the song "Valley Girl," which features his daughter Moon Unit on spoken vocals.


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Western Vacation - Steve Vai Presents Western Vacation
Review by Gary Hill
So you’ve never heard of Western Vacation? Don’t feel bad, most people haven’t – yet.

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Alcatrazz - The Official Bootleg Set 1983-1986: Live, Demos, Rehearsals
Review by Gary Hill

This massive six-CD set (as you might guess) compiles some bootleg recordings.


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Alcatrazz - The Ultimate Fortress Rock Set
Review by G. W. Hill
This is  a massive box set from Alcatrazz. The band was essential Graham Bonnet's vehicle after his time in Rainbow.

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Frank Zappa - Them or Us
Review by Gary Hill
This is not your standard Zappa disc. Of course, what is that really? .
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