The review of Yngwie Malmsteen Inspiration. On October 14, 1996 Yngwie Malmsteen released one of his most mind blowing recordings. This album is called “Inspiration” because he covers music by Kansas, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Scorpions, UK and even Rush. Based on how many Deep Purple and Rainbow songs are on the album it is evident that Richie Blackmore is Yngwie’s biggest guitar influence.
We love this album because Yngwie just shines with his guitar playing and the cover versions of some of the greatest songs in rock history. Just listen to his cover of Carry On Wayward Song by Kansas. Yngwie displays very fast and furious type playing. This is our pick for the ultimate inspiration album to listen to because not only are the songs great but Yngwie displays some of his best playing yet. It is true that you learn to appreciate the original artist after you hear how well they get covered. It is a rare treat to hear Yngwie play covers like these.