Complete List Of Vital Information Albums And Discography

Vital Information Albums

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This Complete List Of Vital Information  Albums And Songs presents the entire discography of Vital Information studio albums. Vital Information is a jazz fusion group founded by Steve Smith of Journey fame. The group stands as one of the most popular jazz fusion groups of the past forty plus years. The group has been a stopping ground for many of jazz music’s greatest players including our favorite Mike Stern. However, players like Frank Gambale, Jeff Andrews and Tom Coster have been three of the most contributing members along with Steve Smith over the years.

This Vital Information discography also includes every single Vital Information live albums. All these spectacular Vital Information albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Vital Information album as well as all original album covers. Every Vital Information album listed below showcases the entire album track listing.

VITAL INFORMATION STUDIO ALBUMS

Vital Information

Released 1983

CD Track Listings:

1. Looks Bad, Feels Good 4:27
2. Questionable Arrivals 6:31
3. V.G. 4:48
4. Vital Information 3:41
5. All That Is 7:40
6. Stoughton To Stockholm Samba 8:14
7. 13th Month 6:50

Orion

Released 1984

CD Track Listings:

1. Future Primitive 6:54
2. Thank You Mr. Edison 4:58
3. The Strut 5:49
4. Orion 3:50
5. Blade 5:13
6. The Adventures Of Hector And Jose 7:29
7. Shadows Fast 5:43
8. Blues To Bappe II 5:48

Global Beat

Released 1985

CD Track Listings:

1. One Flight Up 5:59
2. Island Holiday 6:17
3. Johnny Cat 6:00
4. Novato 6:11
5. Sunset 1:15
6. Jave And A Nail 3:57
7. Global Beat 1:16
8. Black Eyebrows 4:57
9. In A Low Voice 4:05
10.Traditions In Transition 7:04
11. Blues To Bappe I 6:41

Fiafiaga (Celebration)

Released 1988

CD Track Listings:

1. Please Don’t Feel Bad 5:28
2. The Chant 6:22
3. Maltese Connection 5:33
4. Celebration (Fiafiaga) 7:00
5. Babaluwaiye (The Creator) 0:45
6. Sunday Afternoon 5:03
7. The Perfect Date 5:34
8. Whenever You’re Ready 7:27
9. 50/50 4:49

Easier Done Than Said

Released 1992

CD Track Listings:

1. Snap Out of It (4:14)
2. Necessary Autumn (5:34)
3. Chimes (5:01)
4. Mr. Man (4:50)
5. Catch 22 (6:01)
6. I Remember (4:02)
7. W.B.J. (5:16)
8. New Boots (5:01)
9. Easier Done Than Said (1:10)
10. Step Aside (4:53)
11. Night Dive (6:23)
12. Church of Milan (4:38)

Ray of Hope

Vital Information Albums

Released 1996

CD Track Listings:

1. Clouds (4:57)
2. Celebrate Life (3:53)
3. Rio Lize (4:48)
4. Lorenzo’s Soul (5:31)
5. Sacred Treasure (5:50)
6. Sixth Sense (4:37)
7. Ray Of Hope (5:40)
8. Maxed Out (2:55)
9. All My Love Always (6:30)
10. Peace (4:13)
11. Fit To Be Tied (6:24)
12. Over And Out (5:38)

Where We Come from

Released 1998

CD Track Listings:

1. Dr. Demento (3:12)
2. Moby Dick (8:22)
3. Craniac Trilogy, Part 1: Transport (0:55)
4. Listen Up! (4:56)
5. Swamp Stomp (6:02)
6. Craniac Trilogy, Part 2: The Extraction (1:09)
7. First Thing This Morning (5:15)
8. Take Eight (6:13)
9. Craniac Trilogy, Part 3: The Implant (2:18)
10. Bob (4:01)
11. Cranial Joy: Completion (1:08)
12. Happy House (2:31)
13. Cranial Meltdown: Dementia (1:31)
14. Blow Fish Blues (5:41)
15. Sitting Ducks (6:22)
16. Once in a Lifetime (10:44)

Show ‘Em Where You Live

Released 2002

CD Track Listings:

1 Cranial #1 – Right Now 1:11
2 Mr. T.C. 4:25
3 Shagadelic Boogaloo 5:38
4 Cranial #2 – The Jinx 1:18
5 Soul Principle 4:45
6 Our Man In Lousiana 5:16
7 Cat And Mouse 6:40
8 Cranial #3 – Azul 1:09
9 Sideways Blues 6:12
10 The Blackhawk 5:41
11 Cranial #4 – Where We Live 2:03
12 The Fire Still Burns (For Jimi) 3:00
13 Cranial #5 – Awaken The Hoodoo 7:31
14 Cranial #6 – Mata Hari 2:47
15 Gingerbread Boy 4:29
16 Cranial #7 – Brake Failure 8:39
17 Outro 0:51

Come on in

Released 2004

CD Track Listings:

1. Time Tunnel ( 5:38 )
2. Come On In ( 5:40 )
3. Beneath The Surface ( 2:06 )
4. Cat Walk ( 6:05 )
5. Around The World 9:35 )
6. Soho ( 6:25 )
7. A Little Something ( 8:23 )
8. From Naples To Heaven ( 4:08 )
9. Baton Rouge ( 6:18 )
10. Fine Line ( 2:18 )
11. High Wire ( 5:52 )

Vitalization

Vital Information Albums

Released 2007

CD Track Listings:

1. Interwoven Rhythms – Synchronous ( 3:24 )
2. Get Serious ( 5:55 )
3. The Trouble With ( 7:04 )
4. Bottom Line ( 6:36 )
5. Seven And A Half ( 6:32 )
6. Interwoven Rhythms: Dialogue ( 3:01 )
7. J Ben Jazz ( 6:52 )
8. Groove Time ( 4:14 )
9. You Know What I Mean ( 6:03 )
10.The Closer ( 9:19 )
11.Jimmy Jive ( 4:51 )
12.Positano ( 3:07 )

Heart of the City 

Released 2017

CD Track Listings:

  1. Mr. P.C.
  2. Rhythm-A-Ning
  3. Eight+Five
  4. Bugalulu
  5. Heart Of The City
  6. City Outskirts East
  7. I Love You
  8. ‘m An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grande)
  9. City Outskirts West
  10. Open Dialogue
  11. Charukeshi Express
  12. Cherokee (Indian Love Song)

VITAL INFORMATION LIVE ALBUMS

Vitalive!

Released 1991

CD Track Listings:

1 One Flight Up 6:06
2 Looks Bad, Feels Good 5:39
3 Jave And A Nail 5:13
4 (What Lies) Beyond 7:09
5 I Should Care 8:29
6 Mac Attack 4:59
7 Johnny Cat 7:30
8 The Perfect Date 6:38
9 Island Holiday 7:31
10 Europa (Earth’s Cry – Heaven’s Smile) 4:38

Live Around the World

Released 2000

CD Track Listings:

1.Dr. Demento
2.Moby Dick
3.Swamp Stomp
4.Cranial Jam
5.Happy House
6.Fortaleza
7.First Thing This Morning
8.The Perfect Date
9.It’s Jungle Out There

Disc Two:

1.The Drum Also Waltzes
2.Take Eight
3.Listen Up!
4.Europa
5.Do You Read Me?
6.Over and Out
7.MR. PC
8.Soulful Drums

Live! One Great Night

Released 2012

CD Track Listings:

1. Cat Walk
2. Time Tunnel
3. Interwoven Rhythms – Synchronous
4. Seven And A Half
5. Khanda West
6. The Trouble With
7. Interwoven Rhythms – Dialogue
8. The Closer
9. Jimmy Jive

DVD Disc
1. Cat Walk
2. Time Tunnel
3. Interwoven Rhythms – Synchronous
4. Seven And A Half
5. Khanda West
6. The Trouble With
7. Interwoven Rhythms – Dialogue
8. The Closer
9. Jimmy Jive
10. Positano

Viewpoint

Released 2015

CD Track Listings:

1 Bemsha Swing 7:26
2 Time Check 5:33
3 The Brush Off 7:14
4 Willowcrest 5:00
5 Viewpoint One 1:31
6 Take Five 4:04
7 Viewpoint Two 1:47
8 Chan’s Song (Never Said) 6:40
9 Oleo 3:29
10 A Final Viewpoint 1:08
11 The Blackhawk 7:22
12 The Bottom Line 8:57

Updated December 22, 2023

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