Review by Josh Turner
When the topic of guitar shredders comes up the same names are usually mentioned. In the early years of progressive music, there was Robert Fripp. Those who follow the metal end of the genre will quickly spout out the name John Petrucci while others may mention Rob Johnson. Getting a tad bit more into the mainstream a whole different Johnson by the name of Eric may even surface. There is obviously Steve Vai and some will certainly cite Eddie Van Halen. The last, but surely not the least, is Joe Satriani. While not typically rolling off the tongue of the casual listener, he is both respected and renowned by fans of guitar-laden rock and the guitarists themselves who aim for technical precision.
Joe transcends decades and even genres. These days he can be found on the road doing a handful of solo appearances. Sandwiched in between he is doing a number of gigs with G3, which features Steve Vai and Robert Fripp. These shows merit a large audience. While fans have been in awe of these guitarists individually, it should be quite a sight to see these legends perform together.
Long before G3 was ever conceived, Joe had a prosperous career all by himself. The album Dreaming #11 dates back to 1988. In this mini-disc, Joe reminds us how he secured many loyal fans years ago.