Crystal Planet [Import Bonus Tracks]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Joe Satriani always stood apart from the legions of guitar virtuosos who surfaced in the late '80s, largely because he had a sharper ear than his peers. He didn't limit himself to hard rock or heavy metal, preferring to draw from elements of pop and jazz as well. At his best, he stood head and shoulders above his peers, many of whom were his former students. However, his records were a little uneven, especially those featuring his vocals, and it seemed like he had painted himself into a corner by 1995's eponymous effort. Remarkably, moving to Epic revitalized his career. Recording with longtime bassist Stuart Hamm and drummer Jeff Campitelli, Satriani turns in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Joe Satriani always stood apart from the legions of guitar virtuosos who surfaced in the late '80s, largely because he had a sharper ear than his peers. He didn't limit himself to hard rock or heavy metal, preferring to draw from elements of pop and jazz as well. At his best, he stood head and shoulders above his peers, many of whom were his former students. However, his records were a little uneven, especially those featuring his vocals, and it seemed like he had painted himself into a corner by 1995's eponymous effort. Remarkably, moving to Epic revitalized his career. Recording with longtime bassist Stuart Hamm and drummer Jeff Campitelli, Satriani turns in an all-instrumental record with Crystal Planet. It's an instrumental record with a difference, finding the guitarist taking more chances than ever. There are some familiar hard rock and ballad workouts, but what's astounding about the album is that it shows his technique continuing to develop and deepen, reaching into new, uncharted waters. It's his finest all-instrumental effort since Surfing With the Alien. [The import edition adds the bonus track "Extremist."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2000
  • Label: Sony Japan
  • EAN: 4988009858890
  • Catalog Number: 8588

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Up in the Sky (4:09)
  2. 2 House Full of Bullets (5:33)
  3. 3 Crystal Planet (4:35)
  4. 4 Love Thing (3:50)
  5. 5 Trundrumbalind (5:13)
  6. 6 Lights of Heaven (4:23)
  7. 7 Raspberry Jam Delta-V (5:21)
  8. 8 Ceremony (4:53)
  9. 9 With Jupiter in Mind (5:46)
  10. 10 Secret Prayer (4:27)
  11. 11 A Train of Angels (3:42)
  12. 12 A Piece of Liquid (3:04)
  13. 13 Psycho Monkey (4:36)
  14. 14 Time (5:05)
  15. 15 Z.Z.'s Song (3:04)
  16. 16 The Extremist (3:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Satriani Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Hand Clapping
Stuart Hamm Bass
Jeff Campitelli Percussion, Drums, Hand Clapping
Mike Fraser Hand Clapping
Eric Valentine Bass, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards
Michael Manning Hand Clapping
Eric Caudieux Keyboards
Elk Thunder Percussion
Technical Credits
Joe Satriani Producer, Engineer
John Cuniberti Producer, Engineer
Mike Fraser Producer, Engineer
John Kalodner Contributor
George Marino Mastering
Kooster McAllister Engineer
Eric Valentine Producer, Engineer
Paul Special Engineer
Chuck Cavanaugh Engineer
Rex Ray Art Direction
Eric Caudieux Programming, Orchestration, Pro-Tools
Skip Kent Engineer
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