Announcement Of The New Album "Blue Lightning"
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN is. his new Album “Blue Lightning”, which mainly Cover contains Songs, on 29 March through Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group, worldwide.
With "Blue Lightning" he demonstrates once again his skill and diversity and is told: "I have always played with old Songs, both live and in the Studio. I did some time ago (1996), a similar Album called “Inspiration“, and there were Mascot, come to me and suggested that I do a Blues record make. (...) This is something the people do not recognize me – I have a strong interest in the Blues. As a Mascot came with the suggestion to me to make an Album with Songs in this style, it did not even bring me from the rest. In fact, it seemed so natural.“
In addition to the covers also four Original Tracks. And this bring MALMSTEENS abiding love for the Blues, as well as its ability to interpretations that are shaped by emotions and depth that was clearly visible. He says: "I've played on albums always have Songs with a Blues Groove. So, to have my own Material in this direction, it was very natural to me.“
The Album is self-produced, and MALMSTEEN has followed in the way it was recorded, a more traditional way. He says: "in the past, the Band went into the Studio, made a couple of Songs, then went on tour, before they returned to the Studio to make a few more new Tracks. So I have made things right this time. I was lately on the road so much that it is the more pragmatic was the most way to make the Album. Overall, I took about ten months to create it, but since I was between the tour operations in the Studio, I have the feeling that everything is kept fresh.“
The complete track list includes 'Blue Lightning', 'Foxey Lady', 'Demon's Eye', 'in 1911, Strut', 'Blue Jean Blues', 'Purple Haze', 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', 'Sun's Up Top's Down', 'Peace Please', 'Paint It Black', 'Smoke On The Water', and 'Forever'.