Yngwie Malmsteen TRILOGY
Personnel: Yngwie Malmsteen (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, background vocals); Mark Boals (vocals); Jens Johansson (keyboards); Anders Johansson (drums).
Audio Mixers: Ricky Delena; Yngwie Malmsteen.
Recording information: Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA.
Illustrator: Dave Heffernan.
Arranger: Yngwie Malmsteen.
With a cover that is perfectly evocative of its music, Yngwie Malmsteen's TRILOGY boasts an illustration of the Swedish metal guitar hero battling a three-headed dragon. Not surprisingly, the album is filled with high drama and fantastical themes, whether Malmsteen is presenting a passionate power ballad (the opening "You Don't Remember, I'll Never Forget") or charging through a revved-up, solo-laden tune ("Magic Mirror"). Many of these tracks (including the aforementioned ones) feature vocalist Mark Boals, who belts out lyrics in classic hard-rock style, yet leaves room for Malmsteen's deft and ornate six-string pyrotechnics. Although it doesn't top RISING FORCE, TRILOGY is easily one of Yngwie's best outings.
- RSD Release Date: AAD
- Released: 2/21/1989
- Genre: Pop
- Format: CD