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5.0 out of 5 stars A clear winner, 14 Jan 2004
This review is from: Crystal Planet (Audio CD)
After his more laid-back self-titled 1995 album, Satch returns to hard rock form with Crystal Planet. It's an apt name, because although this is his heaviest album so far, the clarity of his playing is phenomenal and leaves you in no doubt (should any remain, that is) that he truly is an awesome player.
From its superb opener High Up In The Sky to Z.Z.'s song, Joe never loses his musicality and even if you aren't awed by his technique you should be by his ability to dispense with a vocalist and let his guitar do the singing. Mixing harder fare such as House Full Of Bullets with Love Thing proves his credentials as an artist able to tackle a variety of song types without singing a word. In places the music literally shimmers, such as in With Jupiter In Mind and Lights Of Heaven. The album is loud in places, quiet in others and it is this variety which makes it such a great record.
However, if you don't have any other Satch albums I wouldn't say this is the best introduction. Go for Surfing With The Alien or Time Machine - then get this. On the other hand, if you're a hard rock fan who's been recommended the Satch experience - go for this to hear how heavy guitar SHOULD be played.
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