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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.
Personnel: Joe Satriani (guitar, keyboards); Joe Satriani (bass guitar); Jeff Campitelli (drums, percussion); Simon Phillips (drums).
Audio Mixer: Mike Fraser.
Liner Note Author: Joe Satriani.
Recording information: Phantom Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA; Studio 21; The Armoury, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Editor: Eric Caudieux.
Photographer: Greg Waterman.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Michael Manning; Aaron Pritchett; Robin Nash; Colin Nairne; Dean Maher; Max Sample; Oless Pasichnyk; Tony Brinks; Brad Colwell; Lee Goddard; Bruce Morrison; Jennifer Lactin; Tanis Keserich; Davor Vulama; Wendy Bird; Don Kurek; Lawrence Clayton; Mimi Northcott; Donna King; Natasha Maher; Peter Davyduck; Steve Brand; Mitch Merrett; Gordon Brown; Todd Walsh; Jane Dittrich; Danica Sawczuk; Nenah Barkley; Adrian Underhill; Jarrod Nestibo; Ian Jones ; Candy Johnson .
2006's SUPER COLOSSAL is the 12th studio album from guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani. The master shredder still traffics in arena-sized hard rock instrumentals that provide plenty of room for his melodic, technically dazzling solos. But Satch mixes things up, too, with sunny, country-tinged riffs ("It's So Good"), atmospheric jams ("Ten Words"), and bittersweet love songs ("Made of Tears").
While a record of guitar rock instrumentals might seem in imminent danger of growing stale, Satriani manages to keep things interesting, not only by varying his stylistic approach but by utilizing a wide vocabulary of guitar sounds and effects. And, naturally, guitar players and aficionados of six-string wizardry will find plenty to admire on nearly every track here.
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