Legendary Swedish guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will release an all-instrumental acoustic album, "Angels Of Love", which will contain rearrangements of his ballad songs played on acoustic guitar and string and choir arrangements only. It is a masterpiece showing the tender, delicate version of his classic songs as well as a new composition. A March 10 North American release via Rising Force Records is expected.
According to a press release, "'Angels Of Love' is the instrumental version of the best Yngwie Malmsteen love songs played on acoustic guitar and keyboards only. It is a master piece showing the tender, delicate version of his classic songs which will appeal to all adult consumers who are into romantic/new age and instrumental songs as well as Yngwie Malmsteen fans and rock music fans alike."
"Angels Of Love" track listing:
01. Forever One
02. Like An Angel
06. Save Our Love
07. Ocean Sonata
08. Miracle Of Life
10. Prelude To April
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will release two DVDs via Rising Force Records on March 24 — "Live Animal" and "Live In Budokan".
According to Amazon.com, "Live Animal" (running time: 80 minutes) captures Yngwie Malmsteen's 1998 performance in Brazil in front of a captivating and energetic crowd. Tracks on this performance include: "Resurrection", "Facing The Animal", "Rising Force", "Bedroom Eyes", "Far Beyond The Sun", "Like An Angel", "Braveheart", "Seventh Sign", "Trilogy Suite", "Never Die", "Black Star" and "I'll See The Light".
Never before released outside of Asia, "Live In Budokan" (running time: 107 minutes) captures Yngwie Malmsteen's performance in Tokyo, Japan. Selections from this performance include: "Toccata", "Never Die", "Bedroom Eyes", "Rising Force", "Bad Blood", "Forever One" and many, many more.
"Perpetual Flame", the new album from Malmsteen, has sold more than 13,000 copies in the United States since its October 2008 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Released on October 14, 2008, the CD is the first-ever Yngwie effort to be issued via Rising Force Records (distributed via Koch) and it marks the debut of Malmsteen's new singer, ex-JUDAS PRIEST/ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens.