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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 (10 Jan. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B000025N63
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,163 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Surfing With The Alien
2. Ice 9
3. Crushing Day
4. "Always With Me, Always With You"
5. Satch Boogie
6. Hill Of The Skull
7. Circles
8. Lords Of Karma
9. Midnight
10. Echo

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Trelloskilos on 7 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
Surfing with the Alien is without doubt one of the finest 'Guitar' albums that you'll ever find. It was released at just the right time, and despite being associated with the poodle-haired widdlers of the time, this album showed a sophistication, technique and composition that very few people could match, and less attempted to emulate.
Almost 15 years on, "Surfing" has become a sought-after album by most aspiring rock guitarists, and is frequently referenced by mainstream music magasines using terms such as "Influential", "Original", "Innovative" etc.
Satriani has a knack of making the mundane sound interesting, and the interesting sound stratospherically fascinating. It's not just a showy jumble of notes played really fast. there are tasteful phrases, riffs, and some astounding acoustic moments, and of course, some good ol' toe-tapping RAWK!
It's not for everybody. Westlife fans will hate it. However, anyone open to music played well, no matter what genre will love this album.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Little Cat Voom TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 May 2009
Format: Audio CD
This album was bought by me on cassette in 1988, has since been bought on CD and then the Legacy edition too (which is a good buy - the Montreux show is top class). I`m reviewing it, as have so many others, because it`s so incredible that you feel you have to say something! It`s the sort of album that I cannot imagine ever feeling anything other than utter disbelief and delight when listening to. It`s truly amazing.

Each song has, of course, become famous in it`s own right, and Joe still has to play them live even now; simply because the songs are as vital twenty plus years on as they were back when no one thought guitar instrumentalists had anything to offer the dodgy eighties scene. Opening up with the title track, like the fist emerging from the back cover, it punches you right between the eyes! If Joe just had the chops, and no imagination, you`d respect him but his ideas and technique combined are absolutely frightening. Followed by "Ice Nine" - probably the best of them all, due to the chilling three solos before the famous "lizard down the throat" interlude. "Crushing Day" and "Always With Me, Always With You" are brilliant, particularly the contrast they offer with one following the other. Check out the extended live version of the latter, it`s magnificent. "Satch Boogie" is next, breathless and with a tap-fest to satisfy EVH`s biggest fans. Slight dip in pace with "Hill Of The Skull", and you`ll need technique and serious pick-ups to get those harmonics between the second and third fret if you try and play it, but the switch in "Circles" from gentle but slightly dark rhythm to all-out wahwah attack and back to rhythm is breathtaking.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr S G Johnson on 22 Oct. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is the album that started the phenominal appeal of Joe Satriani. In my opinion the greatest guitarist in the world today, Satriani sets high standards with this groundbreaking album. Preety much all the tracks are outstanding, displaying just how masterful Joe Satriani is on his guitar. In my opinion the first 5 tracks are instant classics and, considering this album is 15 years old, and on his current tour he plays 7 of the 10 tracks on it, shows that they age well and don't become tiresome over time. This is a great buy if you want to get into guitar music, needless to say if you are an electric guitar fan you will already own this. It is definatley one of the greatest rock albums of all time.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David Fox on 25 Oct. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Joe Satriani (or Satch to his fans) has consistantly delivered innovitave and constantly-changing styles of music. Where his later albums like "Strange Beautiful Music" produced more thought-provoking sounds and did a good job of separating himself from other so-called "stunt guitarists", Surfing With The Alien really is a showcase of Joe's skills more than anything.
It does absolutely rock of course and sounds awesome played loud but I don't think it will do as much for people who aren't fans of instrumental guitar music.
So what are all the big Satch fans loving about this? Well, it starts off with the amazing, can't sit still, highspeed "Crushing Day" followed straight away with one of the most beautiful instrumental ballads "Always With Me, Always With You" and the innovative "Midnight" which sounds great through a good hi-fi.
If you enjoy this, you should of course check out the rest of Joe's releases but in particular (and relating to SWTA) I would recommend The Extremist, Crystal Planet (in my opinion, Satch's greatest work), Flying In A Blue Dream and his latest, "Is There Love In Space?".
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 July 2000
Format: Audio CD
Listern to a Joe Satriani and you will find yourself running to a guitar shop and parting with tons of hard earned wonger. After about 20years of playing you'll wonder why you can't play like he does and proberbly cut of your hands in discust. Is he that good?
YES is the short answer. I understand he originally gave lessons to Steve Vai so i guess he knows his stuff.
If you like it check out Vinnie Moore, a British widdley diddley guitarist.
By this album, play it loud but don't try it at home, you'll only hurt yourself.....
Artie Fufkin.
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