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"For the Love of God (Live)" is a song by Steve Vai which Every piece of music must have a title, so why not this? Perhaps a more fitting one would have been "An Exercise In Self-Indulgence", if Rush hadn't hijacked that twelve years earlier.

Vai recorded this piece on the fourth day of a ten day fast, apparently while pursuing some altered state of consciousness. The album version runs to 6 minutes 2 seconds. In 2005 he recorded a live version with the Holland Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Chris Opperman. Here, the solo clarinet introduction and the harp arpeggios are a distinct improvement on the usual lead guitar.

Overall, this version is reminiscent of the Deep Purple orchestration "April"; the only difference being that the supposedly so egocentric Ritchie Blackmore looks positively humble in comparison. (thanks, Alexander Baron - London, England)

Difficulty

INSTRUMENT DIFFICULTY
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Vocals NoNo Part
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Keys NoNo Part
Pro Guitar NoNo Part
Harmonies NoNo Part
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Pro Bass NoNo Part
Pro Keys NoNo Part
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