Yngwie Malmsteen Odyssey

Yngwie Malmsteen - The Young Person's Guide to the Classic Vol. 1&2 (2000)

Yngwie Malmsteen - The Young Person's Guide to the Classic Vol. 1&2 (2000)
2CD | Classical | Unknown ripper | Flac (Image) + Cue | no Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 9 + 8 Tracks
no Covers | Pony Canyon | ~513 + 255 Mb | 3% Recovery | HF + FileSonic

The Young Person's Guide to the Classic features a slew of classical music pieces selected by metal guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen including compositions by Handel, Mozart, Holst, Bach, Beethoven, & Vivaldi…
Yngwie Malmsteen - The Best Of 1990-1999 (2000) [Dream Catcher, CDIRE 25]

Yngwie Malmsteen - The Best Of 1990-1999 (2000) [Dream Catcher, CDIRE 25]
Neo-Classical Metal | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 14 Tracks
Covers Included | Dream Catcher | CDIRE 25 | ~537 + 170 Mb | 3% Recovery | HF, FS, FileSonic

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…
Yngwie Malmsteen - Inspiration (1996) [CDMFNX 200, Limited Edition]

Yngwie Malmsteen - Inspiration (1996) [CDMFNX 200, Limited Edition]
2CD | Neo-Classical Metal | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue | no Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 10 + 5 Tracks
Covers Included | Music For Nations | CDMFNX 200 | ~769 + 302 Mb | 3% Recovery | HF + FS + SM

Inspiration consists entirely of covers of various bands (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Rush, Scorpion's and Kansas) who influenced Malmsteen.

Yngwie Malmsteen - Alchemy (1999)  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 31, 2010
Yngwie Malmsteen - Alchemy (1999)

Yngwie Malmsteen - Alchemy (1999)
Neo-Classical Metal | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 13 Tracks
no Covers | Dream Catcher | SCRIDE 20 | ~521 + 166 Mb | 3% Recovery | HF + FS + SM

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

Yngwie Malmsteen - Live!! [1998, Dream Catcher, CRIDE 8]  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 30, 2010
Yngwie Malmsteen - Live!! [1998, Dream Catcher, CRIDE 8]

Yngwie Malmsteen - Live!! [1998, Dream Catcher, CRIDE 8]
2CD | Neo-Classical Metal | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 9 + 6 Tracks
Dream Catcher | CRIDE 8 | ~691 + 234 Mb | 3% Recovery | HF + FS + SM

Like him or not, you have to credit Yngwie Malmsteen for sticking to his guns over the years. Since his debut in the early '80s, he hasn't slowed down a bit, despite countless obstacles that have been thrown in his path along the way. This double-CD live set shows that – astonishingly – Malmsteen's playing is even faster and more over the top in concert than it is on his studio recordings. Overall, Double Live is far superior to the muddy-sounding (and sloppy) Live in Leningrad disc, released ten years earlier. It includes some tasty covers by Rainbow, Deep Purple, and Jimi Hendrix. ~ Andy Hinds
Yngwie Malmsteen - Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra... [1998, Dream Catcher, CRIDE 16C]

Yngwie Malmsteen - Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra… [1998, Dream Catcher, CRIDE 16C]
Neo-Classical Metal | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 12 Tracks
Dream Catcher | CRIDE 16C | ~239 + 103 Mb | 3% Recovery | HF + FS + SM

After toiling with classical references in his music for most of his career, guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen finally dedicated himself to writing a concerto for electric guitar. The combination is not unique, as several rock groups, including Metallica, have been backed by full orchestras, but this is the first work of its kind to feature the electric guitar as the lead instrument in a concerto. One of Malmsteen's biggest target's for criticism has been his inability to move beyond his speed demon reputation that he acquired after bursting on the scene in the early '80s…
Yngwie Malmsteen - Magnum Opus (1995) [2003, SPV 076-74762 CD] Repost

Yngwie Malmsteen - Magnum Opus (1995) [2003, SPV 076-74762 CD]
Neo-Classical Metal | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 12 Tracks
Covers Included | SPV | SPV 076-74762 CD | ~412 + 160 Mb | 3% Recovery | HF + FS + SM

This is an excellent effort by that infinite genius. Magnum Opus features some fantastic songs like Vangeance, Voodoo and Time will tell. Even an ordinary ballad like I'd die without you is given a sterling edge by the power of Malmsteen's soloing. But the real classic on this album, is the instrumental Amberdawn…
Yngwie Malmsteen - The Seventh Sign (1994) [2003, SPV 076-74752 CD]

Yngwie Malmsteen - The Seventh Sign (1994) [2003, SPV 076-74752 CD]
Neo-Classical Metal | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 13 Tracks
Covers Included | SPV | SPV 076-74752 CD | ~376 + 127 Mb | 3% Recovery | FSonic, FServe

Malmsteen shocked some longtime listeners with his heavy reliance on blues-rock on this album, especially his extensive, Hendrix-influenced use of a wah-wah pedal. This alone makes the album necessary for Malmsteen fans, even though his more neo-classical work (solos, instrumentals, etc.) seems less inspired here. And the saccharine ballad "Prisoner of Your Love" is downright embarrassing. ~ Steve Huey

Yngwie Malmsteen - Fire & Ice (1992) [Electra, 7559-61137-2]  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 24, 2010
Yngwie Malmsteen - Fire & Ice (1992) [Electra, 7559-61137-2]

Yngwie Malmsteen - Fire & Ice (1992) [Electra, 7559-61137-2]
Neo-Classical Metal | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 14 Tracks
Scans Included | Electra | 7559-61137-2 | ~412 + 131 Mb | 3% Recovery | HF + FS + SM

The success of Nirvana's Nevermind in late 1991 left many '80s metal guitarists out in the cold, and Malmsteen was no exception. After leaving Polydor, he signed to Elektra and released the one-hour-plus Fire and Ice. The record is most successful when Malmsteen returns to the heavy baroque influence of his early work, and there are some fine longer compositions here that will please hardcore Yngwie fans. "Cry No More," in particular, contains an arrangement of Bach's "Badinerie"…The record also contains…stabs at radio rock, such as the single "Teaser"…Playing for a radio audience was not Malmsteen's strength, and with the winds of alternative-rock change blowing, Elektra dropped him after only one release. ~ Steve Huey

Yngwie Malmsteen - Eclipse (1990) [2008, Japan SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 23, 2010
Yngwie Malmsteen - Eclipse (1990) [2008, Japan SHM-CD]

Yngwie Malmsteen - Eclipse (1990) [2008, Japan SHM-CD]
Neo-Classical Metal | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 12 Tracks
Scans(Jpg 600dpi) -> 87 Mb | ~412 + 131 Mb | 3% Recovery | HF + FS + SM
Universal Music | UICY-93552 | 2007 Remaster | Reissues

By the time of Eclipse, Yngwie Malmsteen's influence had spread far across the guitar community – dazzling technique was almost a prerequisite to play lead guitar in a heavy metal band, and places like the Berklee School of Music and GIT (which used such Malmsteen favorites as Beethoven and Paganini to hone technique) were churning out guitar virtuosos as if they operated assembly lines. The bottom line was that no matter how innovative Malmsteen had been at the outset of his career, he no longer sounded that way, even though as an originator he still far outstripped his legions of mimics…