Vai Archives is a series of discs that can contain anything from minor contributions that Steve has made to various other artists’ records, to bootlegs, B-sides, vault tapes and re-shaped extrapolations of his past catalogs. It’s sort of like a golden scrap pile. Devour with a silver spoon. Archives Vol. 3 is a compilation of Steve's bonus tracks featured on Japanese releases of his CDs, along with promotional tracks, songs featured on other albums and unreleased/demo tracks.