Magnum Opus (Yngwie Malmsteen album)

Magnum Opus is the eighth studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 17 October 1995. The album reached No. 11 and 17 on the Finnish and Swedish albums chart respectively.[1]

Magnum Opus
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Studio album by
Released17 October 1995 (1995-10-17)
RecordedCriteria Studios in Miami
GenreNeoclassical metal, heavy metal, hard rock
Length50:09
LabelMusic for Nations
ProducerYngwie Malmsteen, Chris Tsangarides
Yngwie Malmsteen chronology
I Can't Wait
(1994)
Magnum Opus
(1995)
Inspiration
(1996)
Alternative cover
Japanese edition
Japanese edition
Alternative cover
2000 reissue
2000 reissue
Alternative cover
2003 remastered edition
2003 remastered edition

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]

Steve Huey at AllMusic gave Magnum Opus three stars out of five, calling it a "predictable mix of generic hard rockers, sugary ballads, and Malmsteen's trademark neo-classical guitar instrumentals." He said the album had nothing new to offer, but nonetheless recommended it for diehard Malmsteen fans.[2]

Track listingEdit

All music is composed by Yngwie Malmsteen, except where noted.

No.TitleLyricsLength
1."Vengeance"Michael Vescera, Malmsteen4:49
2."No Love Lost"Vescera3:07
3."Tomorrow's Gone"Vescera5:20
4."The Only One"Vescera4:01
5."I'd Die Without You"Malmsteen5:49
6."Overture 1622"(instrumental)2:41
7."Voodoo"Malmsteen6:19
8."Cross the Line"Vescera3:32
9."Time Will Tell"Vescera5:09
10."Fire in the Sky"Malmsteen4:57
11."Amberdawn"(instrumental)4:25
Total length:50:09
Japanese edition/2003 remastered edition bonus track
No.TitleLyricsLength
12."Cantabile Op.10 No.3 RV428 "Il Cardellino" " (Antonio Vivaldi)(instrumental)2:04
^† – Renamed "Tournament" on 2003 reissue

PersonnelEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Date Label Notes
Europe 17 October 1995[1] Music for Nations
Japan Pony Canyon
United States 7 November 2000[3] Spitfire Reissued
Europe 2003[4] SPV/Steamhammer Remastered

Chart performanceEdit

Year Chart Position
1995 Finnish albums chart 11[1]
Swedish albums chart 17[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Yngwie Malmsteen - Magnum Opus (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  2. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Magnum Opus - Yngwie Malmsteen". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  3. ^ "Magnum Opus [Original recording reissued, Import]". Amazon. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  4. ^ "Magnum Opus - Yngwie Malmsteen | Releases". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-06-18.

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