Yngwie Malmsteen— the very name alone strikes awestruck wonder into the hearts of guitarists worldwide. Yngwie Malmsteen— the Swedish Stratocaster wunderkind; the fiery and flamboyant showman extraordinaire; the charmingly outspoken enfant terrible of metal; the Paganini of the electric guitar. His classically inspired fleet-fingered technique and apocalyptic guitar sound continue to mesmerize listeners today just as they did when the world first felt his Fender-fueled fury in the early 1980s with Steeler, Alcatrazz and Malmsteen’s landmark 1984 solo debut, Rising Force.
Learn To Play five Yngwie Malmsteen tracks note-for-note with Andy James. This superb 2 DVD set will teach you the amazing riffs, solos and jaw-dropping technique of this legendary neo-classical guitar maestro. With over 4 hours of lessons and guitar workshop that unlock the blistering speed and articulation of one of the guitar's true innovators.
Even though the '90s are considered by many longtime Yngwie Malmsteen fans as not necessarily his musical or creative peak (the '80s are usually given the nod), you have to give credit to the Swedish guitar shredder for sticking to his guns throughout the '90s. When just about every veteran rocker was trying to fit in with the musical climate (whether it be donning flannel during the grunge years or donning baggy jeans during the rap-metal years), Malmsteen paid no mind – continuing merrily on his classic metal path. Since his albums were uneven during this period, the 14-track Best of Yngwie Malmsteen: 1990-1999 will come in handy to casual admirers, who aren't going to track down Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in E Flat Minor Op. 1 anytime soon…
Alchemy was Yngwie Malmsteen's final album in the 90's, a mystical tour-de-force featuring his complicated fret work and some awe-inspiring solos. ~ Bradley Torreano