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Beautiful Simply Beautiful!!!,
This review is from: Is There Love In Space? (Audio CD)
I have only been listening to Joe Satriani for about a year but even though this may seem a short while he has changed my life. The music seems to just flow through you , you know like when you first meet someone new i can't describe it. I'd love to play guitar but this Guitar god just takes the biscuit. He ooozes class and is technically brilliant. I've never seen him live but when i do it will stay with me for sure thats the truth forever you know. He's just a legend!
Anyway lets get back to the album in hand 'Is There Love In Space'. Right from the word go satch just seems to be having a hell of a good time you can just tell. The way he plays so fast so raw but yet oh so delicate in places aswell. Even if you dont know who Satriani is go out and buy this album you wont be dissapointed, along with Surfing with the alien, Crystal Planet, An Anthology as a good starting point. If you like quality guitar records that is of course.
Gnaahh- Cool track very upbeat and funky. Some awesome solo's thrown in for good measure too. A strong satch tune.
Up In Flames- A Happy Summery feel to this one i think also great guitar playing very different and very good listening.
Hands In The Air- One of them riffs that just sticks in your head all day long and i mean all day he he. Absolute quality guitar control. A strong track again from satch.
Lifestyle- Great vocals from the man himself i was surprised to hear a vocal tune because there ain't that many. It is really cool its got a kind of swagger to it , brilliant. Awesome riff again.
Is There Love in space? - Pure class. Just feels like your floating in space, all weird and wonderful sounds thrown in. I can't describe it makes you forget about all your problems for a while. The tone of his guitar just blows you away! my joint favourite track from the album.
If I Could Fly- Where do i start as soon as this track kicks off you'll love it instantly just the wonderful catchy guitar playing. Ridiculously good solo's thrown in aswell. Imagine flying when your in a dream with the perfect soundtrack to acompany you, this would be it. Nice driving acoustic rhythm guitar all way through too. A favourite oh yes.
The Souls of Distortion- Great distorted guitar tone used for this track. Beautiful in a sort of harsh way if you understand me. So catchy aswell. Strong really strong tune.
Just Look Up- Beautiful ballad from satch this one just makes you think about your life when i listen to this. In the chorus bit he literally makes the guitar say 'just look up, don't look down, just look upppp'. Absolutely brilliant.
I Like The Rain- Satchs second vocal track of the album makes for good listening again. Very jumpy and menacing this one. Makes you tap your foot all the way through. Some harmonica in the background from satch too.
Searching- Wooooooo[...] Over ten minutes of pure listening plesure. I read that satch told everybody to jam along with him so its like an improvising track. But you cant tell its that good musicianship from the band. Cool track it is indeed.
Bamboo- Very exotic feel to it. Sounds like waves rolling up the beach on a lovely summers afternoon. Very cool and very relaxing to listen to. Beauty in its purst form i feel when i listen to it.
The Bottom line a 10/10 effort from mr satriani one one his best albums!