Three years after “Soul Shifter”, Vinnie Moore (UFO) is back with his new studio release entitled “Double Exposure”, which is not entirely instrumental to everyone’s surprise. On this half-vocal, half-instrumental album, Vinnie is joined by singers Ed Terry (Rage And Beyond, American Mafia), Keith Slack (MSG, Mother Road), Mike DiMeo (Riot), and Brian Stephenson (Old James). “Double Exposure” is Vinnie’s first solo album with vocals. Moreover, the album features Richie Monica (Billy Cox, Papa Chubby, Tantric) on drums, Michael Bean and Pete Griffin (Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa) on bass, John Cassidy on keyboards, and John Pessoni on drums.
“Double Exposure” solidified Moore’s reputation as one of the greatest guitarists of his generation and has been highly influential to countless aspiring players. It may seem strange to hear vocals on a Vinnie’s solo album, but after you start listening to it, you discover that voices add a new perspective to the overall result.
The production on the album is polished and clear, and the guitar work is simply amazing. Vinnie Moore impresses with his virtuosic performance throughout the album and both the instrumental and vocal parts of the album are enjoyable.
Concluding, “Double Exposure” is a fine release from Vinnie Moore that will appeal to fans of his instrumental work and not only. Those who argue that instrumental guitar albums are just for musicians, especially guitarists, have no excuse not to listen to this album. Personally, I preferred the instrumental tracks more… but that’s a different story!