Steve Vai: The Story of Light [2012]

Released August 14, 2012
Recorded 2010 – 2012
Genre Hard rock
Instrumental rock
Progressive rock
Label Favored Nations
Producer Steve Vai

The Story of Light (full title from booklet is, The Story of Light “Real Illusions: …of a…”) is the eighth studio album by American guitarist and songwriter, Steve Vai, which was released on August 14, 2012 on Favored Nations. This is Vai’s first full-length studio album since 2005’s “Real Illusions: Reflections“. On May 23, 2012, the album was made available for pre-order through Vai’s official website with an instant download of, “Gravity Storm”. The track, “John the Revelator” contains a sample of Blind Willie Johnson‘s “John the Revelator“.[3] “The Moon and I” was initially released as a VaiTunes digital only single in 2010. However, due to the personal nature of the song, Steve decided to remix the song and include it on the album.[4] The album debuted on Billboard 200 at No. 78.

Track listing

No. Title Length  
1. “The Story of Light”   6:15
2. “Velorum”   6:09
3. “John The Revelator”   3:40
4. “Book of the Seven Seals”   3:56
5. “Creamsicle Sunset”   3:30
6. “Gravity Storm”   5:33
7. “Mullach A’tSi”   3:56
8. “The Moon and I”   7:18
9. “Weeping China Doll”   6:11
10. “Racing the World”   3:45
11. “No More Amsterdam”   4:15
12. “Sunshine Electric Raindrops”   4:15
13. “People of the World [Japan Bonus Track]”  

Lyrics

3. John The Revelator

Well who’s that writin’?
John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’?
John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’?
John the Revelator
A book of the seven seals

Well who’s that writin’?
John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’?
John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’?
John the Revelator
A book of the seven seals
Oh What’s John writin’?
Ask the Revelator
Oh What’s John writin’?
Ask the Revelator
What’s John writin’?
Ask the Revelator
A book of the seven seals

Well ooh ooh tell me, thousands cried holy
Battles of fortune, Sons of our God
Daughter of Zion, Judah the Lion
He redeemeth, and he brought us with his blood
John the Revelator, great advocator
Gets ’em on the battle of Zion
Lord, tellin’ the story, raisin’ the glory
Cried, “Lord, don’t you love some I”

Well who’s that writin’?
John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’?
John the Revelator
You tell me Who’s that writin’?
John the Revelator
A book of the seven seals

Oh what’s that writing
Ask The Revelator
what’s that writing
Ask The Revelator
Tell me who’s that writing
Ask The Revelator
who’s got the seven seals?

Well Moses to Moses, watchin’ the flock
Saw the bush where they had to stop
God told Moses, “Oh Pull off your shoes”
Out of the flock, well you I choose
It’s you I chose the tears of the angels
Burning down from heaven,
Waiting for the love of God
Down for the glory, I’m telling the story
This is the story of us

Well who’s that writin’?
John the Revelator
Tell me Who’s that writin’?
John the Revelator
Tell me Who’s that writin’?
John the Revelator
A book of the seven seals
John The Revelator

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