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G3 - Live In Concert [DVD] [2002]

Joe Satriani , Eric Johnson    Exempt   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Jeff Campitelli
  • Format: Full Screen, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Smv
  • DVD Release Date: 22 May 2000
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004T10O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,312 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

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Yes, it's a plank-spanker's dream. In October 1996, three legendary guitarists--Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai--toured as G3, a kind of super-roadshow featuring their own bands and, as in the last section of this recording, finally coming together onstage for a few numbers. One of the reasons why the whole package works so well is that Satriani's dirtyish techno-blues style, Johnson's limpid near-jazziness and Vai's pyrotechnics manage to seem poles apart yet entirely compatible at the same time, both as individual elements and as a frontline trio (although Johnson inevitably gets sidelined occasionally during the latter set). There are plenty of good tunes, although Johnson's "Manhattan", in which he switches from plectrum lead to gentle thumb-strums seemingly in mid-bar is outstanding, as is the trio's tour-de-force rendering of Frank Zappa's "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama", Vai of course being a Zappa band veteran.

On the DVD: Extra features are thin on the ground. There's a set of scrolling biographies (which don't understand the remote's "scan" command, so they go--by--very--slowly) but nothing else to speak of. In the end the playing is the thing on any outing like this, so just enjoy it. --Roger Thomas

Product Description

descrizione joe satriani suona: satch boogie, the extremist, starry night/midnight, the mystical potato head groove thing. steve vai suona: triple neck piece, juice, i'm the hell outta here. yngwie malmsteen suona: evil eye, baroque and roll, acoustic guitar solo, adagio, far beyond the sun, the g3 jams, little wing (hendrix), voodoo chile (slight return-hendrix), rockin' in the free world (young).


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's really G3.5........... 20 May 2003
By Mark L
Format:DVD
This must be one of the ultimate widdle-fests committed to DVD, and a delight for all who love that stuff. Excellent sets from all 3, and the all together jam numbers are better than I was expecting. You're own tastes will determine whose performances you rate the best, but don't overlook the presence in Steve Vai's band of ("the incredible", to quote Mr Vai) Mike Keneally who technically and musically is really an equal amongst peers with these guys. For me the highlight is Vai & Keneally note-for-noting through the Attitude Song - technically brilliant and they we're clearly having a ball too! Given his close association with Zappa, they probably should have let Keneally play as well as sing on "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama", but then I'm a fan and biased!
Menu functions on the DVD are really poor, but then you're not buying this for the extra features are you? just for the jaw-dropping guitar playing. You won't be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars impressive 28 Oct 2001
Format:DVD
the dvd starts off with the legendary satriani and his title is understandable with amazing performances like flyin in a blue dream in which he shows blistering speed before giving the best use of power chords known to man.
Next up is eric johnson who despite being slightly to jazzy for every die hard rock fanatic is admirable in his widdly diddliness.
And last but not least we have steve vai who from the start proves that whilst being an excellent musician is completely and utterly insane (just watch how he ends his solo in goin' down)
the final 3 songs are a joy,especially goin' down and my guitar wants to kill yo mama.
however i have some complaints:
.its not very long
.some songs shouldnt have been there (cool no9)
.the bassists shirt is a spangly number that i feel degrades the performance's look
on the whole though it is very enjoyable over and over agian
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What more could you want? 15 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Imagine being at a satch concert watching him, listening to his amazing tones etc.. Now imagine getting the same feeling at home through your DVD player!
Image quality is spot on, perfect for freeze framing those difficult chord fingerings! Sound is great too, especially when routed through a Dolby 5.1 compatible system.
I'd have bought it just for satch but you get the additional benefit of seeing Vai AND Johnson in action. To be honest satch blows them out of the water but it is still great to see Vai perform For the love of God and the upbeat Attitude Song.
Johnson seems a little out of place especially during the revealing jams at the end. He wears headphones throughout the whole 3 song jam - I've read in interviews this is so he can't hear the other guitarists! A bit strange.
You have to see the Red House redendition, the final song, to believe it. Satch + Vai tie up the solo with a fantastic unison solo which really demonstrates their understanding of each others styles.
My only gripe is the lack of any decent extras. You get biographies and the usual stuff but it would have been great to get some behind the scenes footage, or even some soundcheck footage!
Also the DVD doesn't run in show order. The show ran with Vai first followed by Johnson and then Satch. The DVD swaps Vai and Satch around. A bit picky perhaps but us fans like things to be accurate!
Despite this I couldn't rate it anything other than 5 stars. There aren't many great shred guitar DVDs out there, the only other great one is Dream Theater's Scenes from a Memory DVD, so this is one to buy ASAP and then retreat to your woodshed to start relearning your guitar!
Mike Boardman,
Manchester, UK.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 11 Feb 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
i chose this as was finally updating from vhs to dvd, and this was really cheap and arrived really quickly.
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