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|8. The Meaning Of Love|
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|11. Movin' On|
|12. A Love Eternal|
|13. Crowd Chant|
Joe Satriani is the guitar. Plain and simple. No one else has ever been able to play with such pizzazz, such fluidity, such timelessness. That's not to say that there aren't others out there who are accomplished, they just can't even come close to achieving the magic that Joe Satriani performs as soon as his fingers mesh with the strings. Since the late eighties, the self-taught virtuoso has been winning over fans and musicians alike with his groundbreaking style and legendary sounds. He has been around the world several times on tours of his pwn, as well as tours with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, and hugely successful G3 summer tours and albums wih fellow guitar legends Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. He has been both artist and teacher such famour pupils as Steve Vai, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Counting Crows's David Bryson, and jazz fusionist Charlie Hunter. Epic. 2006.
One of the most innovative voices in contemporary American music, guitarist Joe Satriani celebrates two decades as a recording artist by releasing yet another consistently strong and refreshing platter of soulful goodness. Like his former student and sometime sparring partner Steve Vai, Satriani shows his virtuosity rests not only in his command over his instrument but also in his command of composition. "It's So Good," "One Robot's Dream," and the title cut are constructed with a master's sense of harmony, melody, and rhythm. Satch still shreds without compromise, as he demonstrates on "Bedshift Riders," but he also reminds us that he can compose gentle works of soul-stirring elegance as evidenced by "Ten Words," "A Love Eternal," and "A Cool New Way." With Super Colossal Satriani holds his place as one of the most imaginative and inspired minds of his--or any--musical generation. --Jedd Beaudoin
Top Customer Reviews
There is only one song on this record that is disappointing and that's "Just like Lightning" which is simply uninspired and boring. 4/5 rating songs are "Redshift Riders", and the last three. The rest gets 3/5 for not being bad, but for just not convincing. Nobody asks an artist to reinvent themselves all the time. Joe doesn't need that anymore. He is one of the top guitarists out there and every fan knows what he's capable of. What's an artist to do but go on and create music? Some of it is great, and some is so-so. Too bad that it seems there is more quantity than quality recently. Of those 13 songs we could have done with maybe 8 and Joe could have sat down more on those to make them better. Often it feels like he came up with one good riff and then decided to record that and noodle over it. When he really didn't know what to play he just abused his whammy pedal. What's disappointing to see is that when looking at my collection of Satriani songs there's so many there that I rated only as mediocre. Those songs that are not memorable anymore. Maybe because a lot of them sound alike. It's hard to please everyone but as a long-time fan I keep finding insignificant songs on his records. But enough ranting. There is one real jewel on this record and that's "Ten Words". This is a wonderful, beautiful ballad that reaches you where it should. Great job on this one, Joe.
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Soundclips on this page couldn`t give you right impression of this record. As you know each peace by Joe is a kind of a story spoken by his guitar, a kind of a puzzle, labyrinth which listener would follow Joe till the end. First 3 songs are great but the album really starts with hard rock hit "Redshift Riders" and with this music you would follow the stream through ambiental "A Cool New Way" to rocking "Croud Chant".
So don`t wait - buy this album. Really rock album of the year!
No real weak spots on this effort, though I personally feel tracks 4 through 10 are truly exceptional. Standouts for me include "One Robot's Dream" [my favorite, a very cinematic and funky piece with some brilliant solo runs], "The Meaning Of Love" [reminiscent of "Flying In A Blue Dream" with its hypnotic groove and relentless pulse], "A Cool New Way" [an almost *gasp!* Jazz-like swing], and "Redshift Riders" [a straight up-tempo, warp-speed ride].
From the first time I saw him play, I just got the sense that Joe was one of those guys who was born to play his instrument. IMHO, Joe's playing has got the most interesting combination of technical prowess, musicality and emotional investment than any of the other so-called "Guitar Gods". What makes Joe unique is the way he lets his melodies and solos "breathe", stretching things out as if he really isn't in any kind of hurry to get his musical message across.
The CD sounds amazing with some real sonic depth and musical drama. Check it out on some good headphones.
There are many special moments on this CD and many more to find I'm sure as I will listen with a pair of good headphones and just tap my fingers to "It's So Good". "A Cool New Way" punctuates my favorite Satch style. I love the heavy stuff, I really do but Satch is at his best when he opens up and there are way to many examples in past albums where he has done this......Clouds Race Across The Sky comes to mind. Joe's new CD won't completely appeal possibly to the fans who are living under a rock waiting for him to release that same sound as say Surfin'.......but for those of us who enjoy new music from the guitarist who sets the bar very high you will feel as I do that this new works is eaxactly that SUPER COLOSSAL! A complaint about the new CD would be non musical in that the liner notes were minimal and no images of Joe to be found. On the other hand the artwork is very cool so no big deal. To sum my review up it is genuingly appreciated that you are so consistent in releasing such high quality material in a day an age where way to many artists never offer anything new or exciting. And to top it all off to witness you perform your music live and be so incredibly professional, sonically accurate and true to the studio version well anyone who has ever seen Joe live can attest to that. Now it's time to listen to "Ten Words" and remember some fallen heroes.