Vai Gets Naked

Play along to mixes of Steve Vai´s classic songs that are free from lead guitar...and it´s all official.

Released under the name Naked Tracks, the first five volumes will feature selected tracks from Passion and Warfare, Sex & Religion, Alien Love Secrets, Fire Garden, The Ultra Zone, Alive In An Ultra World, Real Illusions: Reflections

Says Vai on his official website “Through the years, whenever I would mix my records I would usually do a mix of specific songs without the lead guitar. This allowed me to play along with the track or make loops to jam to, and because I figured perhaps someday maybe others would like to do the same. Voila! We have arrived at someday.

“All five disks will be offered together in one package at various retail stores, through, or can be downloaded by various tracks or volumes at any of the online digital stores.”

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