savatage tso solo projects

the best and the rest originally released on november 21, 1997
The Best And The Rest (1997)
track listing
(Gutter Ballet)  
(Edge Of Thorns)  
(Streets)  
(Edge Of Thorns)  
(Streets)  
06.  Chance
(Handful Of Rain)  
(The Wake Of Magellan)  
(The Wake Of Magellan)  
09.  Voyage (instrumental)
(See 'Notes')  
10.  Prelude To Madness/Hall Of The Mountain King
(Hall Of The Mountain King)  
(Dead Winter Dead)  
12.  Believe
(Streets)  
13.  Desiree
(See 'Notes')  
(See 'Notes')  
notes

The majority of the tracks here were selected as part of a reader's vote promotion in the Japanese hard rock magazine, Burrn!

The booklet for the album is 24 pages, and contains lyrics, Japanese translations of the lyrics, liner notes by Savatage producer/songwriter Paul O'Neill, a band biography and a Savatage discography.

"Voyage" is a solo instrumental composition written and performed acoustically by guitarist Al Pitrelli. It was recorded during studio sessions for The Wake of Magellan (1997/1998).

"Desiree" is an acoustic track with a piano and Zak on vocals. Originally written for the Streets album, it was cut when the record was trimmed to a single disc format. This version was re-recorded in the summer of 1997, it is also featured on the German Streets re-issue.

"All That I Bleed" is a previously unreleased acoustic track that is performed by Jon Oliva singing and playing piano. This version was recorded in the summer of 1997, it is also featured as the bonus track on the German Gutter Ballet re-issue. The original was release on Edge of Thorns in 1993 with Zak Stevens on vocals.

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