Mystery Tracks – Archives Vol. 4 (2003)
Mystery Tracks - Archives Vol. 4
JUNE 6, 2003
Light Without Heat 1004-2
Favored Nations FN2360-2

Vai Archives is a series of discs that can contain anything from minor contributions that Steve has made to various other artists’ records, to bootlegs, B-sides, vault tapes and re-shaped extrapolations of his past catalogs. It’s sort of like a golden scrap pile. Devour with a silver spoon. Archives Vol. 4 is a collection of songs Steve has contributed to other projects and records including Public Image Ltd., tracks from the Hendrix tribute In From The Storm with the London Symphony Orchestra, and a collaboration with Chick Corea from The Songs Of West Side Story, among others.

Originally only available through as part of the Secret Jewel Box, this album was re-released by Favored Nations in 2005. The CD booklet features Steve’s commentary on each track.

Due to license restrictions this title is discontinued but various tracks are amalgamated into the digital only release of “Archives Vol 3.5″ .

1. Sweet Lady Luck (with Whitesnake)
2.The Rumble (with Chick Corea)
3.Ease (with Public Image Limited)
4.Home (with Public Image Limited)
5.Western Vacation (with Western Vacation)
6.Noah’s Ark (with Gregg Bissonette)
7.Drifting (In From The Storm with the London Symphony Orchestra)
8.Bold As Love (In From The Storm with the London Symphony Orchestra)
9.There’s Still Hope (with Bob Harris)
10.Autumn In Nepal (with Bob Harris)
11.Feed My Frankenstein (with Alice Cooper)
12.Der Holle Rache (Queen Of The Night) (with Clif Magness and Angelica)
13.Gone (with Lilly)