To the Core

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To the Core
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Studio album by Vinnie Moore
Released May 26, 2009 (2009-05-26) [1]
Recorded The Core in Northern California
Genre Instrumental rock
Label Mascot
Producer Vinnie Moore
Vinnie Moore chronology
Collection: The Shrapnel Years
To the Core
Aerial Visions
Professional ratings
Review scores
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To the Core is the seventh studio album by guitarist Vinnie Moore, released on May 26, 2009 through Mascot Records.

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Track listing

All tracks written by Vinnie Moore.

2."Panic Attack"6:19
3."Off the Hook"5:15
5."Soul Caravan"5:57
9."Over My Head"3:58
10."Into the Open Highway"6:49
11."Into the Sunset"5:41
Total length:59:03


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