Vinnie Moore - Out of Nowhere

Vinnie Moore - Out of Nowhere
Out of Nowhere
Release Date:
April 16, 1996
Guitar Virtuoso, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Recording Location:
Kajem Studios, Gladwyne, PA; Vinman Studios

When the dense and often difficult guitar virtuoso subgenre fell on tough commercial times in the '90s, first-tier artists like Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen began to lose their relevance. As hard as the new musical environment was on the legitimate icons of shred, it was nearly catastrophic for many talented but undefined artists such as Vinnie Moore. A former neo-classical fret-burner, Moore was already leaning toward the upbeat boogie and mainstream rock sound of Joe Satriani in the early '90s. This shift to a more accessible style wasn't enough to maintain Moore's good standing at his major-label home, and the guitarist's fourth offering, Out of Nowhere, was shelved for almost three years before its eventual (independent) release in 1996. Moore plays with more soul and emotion on Out of Nowhere, but his flanged and wah-pedal melodies on cuts like "Losing Faith" and "Thunderball" can't contend with Satriani's more elegant instrumental rock. The "Satch Boogie" knockoff "Vinman's Brew" simply confirms what discerning listeners had known for some time: amazing technique and an ear for decent melodies are no match for a unique instrumental voice and the capacity for conceptual invention.

With the Flow / Vinnie MooreVinnie Moore3:43
Losing Faith / Vinnie MooreVinnie Moore4:08
Echoes / Vinnie MooreVinnie Moore4:09
Thunderball / Vinnie MooreVinnie Moore3:27
From Now On / Vinnie MooreVinnie Moore3:47
Time Traveler / Vinnie MooreVinnie Moore4:11
Vinman's Brew / Vinnie MooreVinnie Moore4:19
She's Only Sleeping / Vinnie MooreVinnie Moore3:47
Am I Only Dreaming? / Vinnie Moore / Brian TichyVinnie Moore3:49
770 Days / Vinnie MooreVinnie Moore3:44
Move That Thang! / Vinnie MooreVinnie Moore3:54
Winter Sun / Vinnie MooreVinnie Moore1:57

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