Even though this is essentially a compilation of his more mellow material, this is also a representation of his most emotional playing. The material dates back to the seventh song of his first release and pulls material from the seventh song on each following album. “The 7th Song” is a fantastic collection of Steve Vai’s guitar ballads. Three new songs are added, the seventh track “Melissa’s Garden”, “The Wall Of Light” and “Boston Rain Melody” plus a hidden track. This offering is chock full of intensely emotional guitar ballads. For listeners who love early Joe Satriani (Vai’s ex guitar teacher) this will blow you away! Each track a beauty that builds from tender beginnings to thrilling climaxes.