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Flying In A Blue Dream [CD]

Joe Satriani Audio CD
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If there is one thing that can be said about veteran guitarist Joe Satriani, it is that he loves to play in front of a crowd. His legions of fans world-wide are ecstatic to learn that recent live show was been recorded; more great musical moments captured forever. Satriani’s 14th album, Live in Paris: I Just Wanna Rock, is that great moment and so much more. This very special ... Read more in Amazon's Joe Satriani Store

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  • Audio CD (13 Dec 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B000025N65
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,642 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Flying In A Blue Dream
2. The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing
3. Can't Slow Down
4. Headless
5. Strange
6. I Believe/Interview
7. One Big Rush
8. Big Bad Moon/Interview
9. The Feeling/Interview
10. The Phone Call
11. Day At The Beach (New Rays From An Ancient Sun)
12. Back To Shalla-Bal
13. Ride
14. The Forgotten (Part One)
15. The Forgotten (Part Two)
16. The Bells Of Lal (Part One)
17. The Bells Of Lal (Part Two)
18. Into The Light

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably Satriani's best. 10 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
I have not listened to 'Strange beautiful music' 'Time machine' and 'Not of this Earth', but I have heard all of Satch's other albums, and for me this is probably the greatest album he has ever done. If you've heard 'Surfing with the alien', this album will be no different, but Satch has many more different, interesting songs here. Straight-ahead shred-rock (Back to shalla-bal, One big rush), some funk (Bells of lal part 2, Strange), a bit of folk/country (The feeling, Phone call) and a bit of 80s metal (Big bad moon). Don't worry, Satch still delivers the crazy guitaring with fantastic solos. The solos in all of his songs are brilliant, with fast out-of-control ones, to melodic slow solos. He also includes his famous double handed tapping tecnique in the beautiful 'Day at the beach' and the not-so-good 'Headless'.
But also, Satch does a bit of singing now. Some may not like the idea of that and I wasn't sure if i'd like it at first, but I found some of the vocal tracks to be just as enjoyable, from the punky 'Can't slow down' to the ballad of 'I believe' they are all great, but one of my favourites is the mid-tempo rocker 'Ride'. He also sings in 'Phone call', 'Big bad moon' and 'Strange'. Satch's voice isn't as bad as everyone says, his voice is suited to the songs (maybe with the exception of 'I believe'). You can still sing the songs, no matter who sings them.
So, if you want to listen to Joe Satriani, i'd try 'Surfing with the alien' first, but this is also a good album to try as well and my favourite of Satriani. It just has a wide variety of songs and it's a great 70-minute listen.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing.....Satriani delivers the goods! 7 Feb 2005
Format:Audio CD
This was the very first Joe Satriani album I bought, midway through last year, having discovered it on an old Playstation game that I bought for no apparent reason. This twist of fate has introduced me (and a friend) to a musician I can really connect with.
Satriani is a sensational guitarist and this fact is oh so apparent in the brilliant "Flying In A Blue Dream" LP.
This album encompasses a fair old variety of musical styles from full on rock blast (see "Back To Shalla Bal"), bluesy, soothing tunes (e.g the title track), groovy, super fast staccato's (Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing) and many more. This variety ensures a varied listening experience and an album that will be played for years before you tire of its genius.
Joe himself gets involved with the vocals a great deal on this album, probably more so than on any of his other works. Arguably, this is a down side. He isn't a great singer in my opinion and he admits himself he is shy at the mic and not really cut out for singing. He lacks powerful vocal chords, however this doesn't detract from any of the music and a lot of the songs with Joes vocals are very good indeed, among the better selections on the album.
In fact, my only downside for this album would be the horrific track entitled "The Phone Call". Frankly, I'd rather suffer a brain haemmorhage than listen to this track.
This doesn't lower the overall mark I give this album of five stars though. I urge you all to buy this album if you haven't already. At 5.97 you really can't go wrong and it is a perfect introduction to Joe's work.
Ignore the fact that Joe is relatively unknown in this world dominated by manufactured bands and novelty records. This is real music, music with a passion. You must own this album before you can call yourself a real fan of music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest guitar player I know. 29 May 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Satriani is a genius. This album and The Extremist are by far his best, simply because he not only manages to produce stunning guitar tracks, he actually makes good music. You never get the feeling that Joe is simply trying to show off his talent, he clearly loves music. There are a vast range of tracks on this album all of which are great, but a few are simply stunning. Blue Dream is frighteningly good, and one of those tracks wannabe's like me can only dream of being able to play well. Satch uses so many different styles you'll never get bored of his music, a master of rock and blues, you can't help but get jealous of his frankly miraculous ability. For some all time classic guitar tracks buy this and The Extremist and you'll be happier for life. If you prefer a more techno feel to guitar playing, I would check out Engines of Creation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning record, more like a work of art 27 Jun 2011
By Little Cat Voom TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was the first record I bought by Joe Satriani, back in 1990 when I was 14. I remember it vividly; I was a fan of Steve Vai at the time and read that Joe had taught him, so figured the guy that taught Vai must be able to play! And I am so glad I took that punt, as 21 years later I still listen to Joe more than I listen to anyone else (although it`s been a while since he made a truly-great-from-beginning-to-end record). There`s something about his playing though that hits the spot for me; not too over the top but technically amazing, not too cliched but able to draw real emotion from the humble electric guitar, and he has ideas and an imagination that place him at the top of the tree of guitar instrumentalists in my humble view. I even like his song titles!

The eponymous opener will always be one of my favourite Joe songs; I`d never heard runs on an electric guitar like this before and I`d never realised before how some music does not need vocals! "The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing" features the first example of Joe`s technique where he swaps his hands over - guitarists will know what I mean - and makes a sound I couldn`t believe when I heard it (it`s almost impossible to believe), and seeing it live was even more insane! My favourite song on the record is "One Big Rush", 3:20 of pure rock, with a great riff, great melody, and an all-out attack solo. The second half of the record contains some beautiful, more introspective, songs such as tapping masterclass "Day At The Beach (New Rays From An Ancient Sun)", and the closer, dedicated to his father, "Into The Light". This record is also where Joe first put vocals to his songs (something he has occasionally returned to, but not often).
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5.0 out of 5 stars You can't go wrong, this is a great rock album!
This is one of the best of Satriani's albuns. Great music, outstanding execution.
You can't go wrong, you will like this album, dearly. Read more
Published on 27 July 2011 by RS
4.0 out of 5 stars Love most of it ..
I have sometime listened to some Joe Satriani stuff and thought to myself ..."all he needs to do is lay some vocals over this music and he would be even more awesome" ? Read more
Published on 5 Dec 2010 by Lucioperca
1.0 out of 5 stars Falling in a dream
Huge double album of imense disappointment, There precisely 4 fantastic tracks, the rest are really endless dripple.
Published on 2 May 2010 by Dreams beyond the Rainbow
5.0 out of 5 stars kihfrtdesd
What can you say about this guy that hasn't been said already? He is amazing! Good tunes too, ha!
Published on 3 Jan 2010 by heron fin 2
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe's best
It's well known that Satch taught Steve Vai. It's less well documented that it took the teacher longer to become a musician than the pupil. Steve arrived on his 2nd album. Read more
Published on 7 Feb 2008 by Alister King
4.0 out of 5 stars BEST OF MANY
He's made a lot of cds over the years and I have them all, but for me this still remains the best. So why only 4 stars? Read more
Published on 29 Aug 2007 by James J. Porter
5.0 out of 5 stars One Big Rush...
I remember listening to Surfing With The Alien for first time ever when it was released as a track in the "The Best Air Guitar Album In The World...Ever". Read more
Published on 28 Aug 2007 by Lee Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I recently purchased four Satriani albums ('Surfing With The Alien', 'Flying In A Blue Dream', 'Crystal Planet' and 'Is There Love In Space'. Read more
Published on 28 Jun 2007 by Greenwing
5.0 out of 5 stars Doesnt matter what music yur into, SATRIANI IS BRILLIANT
I am a metal head (AC/DC, Pantera, Metallica, Slipknot, Slayer, Opeth...and jazz believe it or not) and being a fan of REAL music is what makes me appriciate JOE SATRIANI. Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2004 by yon
5.0 out of 5 stars Immensely beautiful and diverse
I'll admit that I have been a guitarist for many years. Satriani has been one of my main influences, so please indulge some gushing on my part... Read more
Published on 14 Jan 2003 by Trelloskilos
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