This was the title of the first article I read about Michael in the eighties. It was in the Guitar Player magazine. I tought "three right hands"? What are they meaning? So I read on and I discovered that they meant that Michael could use his right hand with a dexterity so high that you can think he had three hands going on on the guitar's body (left hand is on the neck). This happens because Michael is able to use the pick, the fingers and the whammy bar at the same time wih his right hand generating an incredible array of sounds, great slide effects and incredibly clean shred chops. Later on I did buy his first record, this one (and more later I did buy every album he recorded). When I listened to it for the first time I was immediatly floored. His sound and his music, his compositions floored me more than his technique, which by the way is outstanding. This album after so many years remains one of the ones I love the most in the genre considering it instrumental guitar music. Michael's music is a blend of south blues rock oriented music mixed with shred techniques and solos. The intensity he is able to build as a player is unbelievable. His sound is fantastic, he can play magnificiently with his right hand but also with the pick and be incredibly clean in distorted scales, arpeggios and licks. But what I really want to say to you is that Michael is fantastic more than everything else as a songwriter (and this statement means a lot in the case of a technician of the Michael's stature believe me). His music is not a futile display of virtuosity. His albums are about music, compositions, something you can't say of a lot of guitar players. This first album of his is phenomenal, probably it is still his best. It is way better than the 99% of shred guitar albums, Vai, Satriani and Yngwie included. And it has a special place in my 7000 cds collection which is full of masterpieces from any era. Another exceptional gem from Michael is "chapter eleven". I REALLY suggest the purchase of both albums. Michael is a TRUE master!!! A true MASTER MUSICIAN, COMPOSER and a TRUE MASTER GUITAR PLAYER.