Flying in a Blue Dream

Flying in a Blue Dream

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by Joe Satriani
     
 

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An hour-long disc filled with musical explorations and compositions that defy belief, Flying in a Blue Dream is unquestionably Joe Satriani at his absolute best. Breaking his all-instrumental tradition for the first time, he croons on six of the disc's 18 tracks, including the weird "Strange"; and the bluesy, hard-rocking "Big Bad Moon"; and the driving "Can't

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An hour-long disc filled with musical explorations and compositions that defy belief, Flying in a Blue Dream is unquestionably Joe Satriani at his absolute best. Breaking his all-instrumental tradition for the first time, he croons on six of the disc's 18 tracks, including the weird "Strange"; and the bluesy, hard-rocking "Big Bad Moon"; and the driving "Can't Slow Down." Satriani's voice isn't extraordinary, but it fits extremely well with the music he creates, especially on the acoustic-tinged, uplifting "I Believe." It's his playing that's the really impressive thing here, though; his unique tone and complex song structures are enhanced by his signature playing style and the incredible array of effects and tricks he wrestles out of his instrument. The disc closes with the high-flying, misty piece "Into the Light," leaving behind a feeling of real wonder. Soaring, powerful, and triumphant, this recording deserves a place in everyone's collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2010
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5099746599522
catalogNumber:
916151
Rank:
20068

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Satriani   Primary Artist,Banjo,Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Stuart Hamm   Bass
Bob Smith   Percussion,Drums,Electric Drums
Simon Phillips   Drums
Jeff Campitelli   Percussion,Drums,Electric Drums
John Cuniberti   Percussion,Sitar
Daniel Levitin   Sounds

Technical Credits

Joe Satriani   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Bob Smith   Programming
Jeff Campitelli   Programming
John Cuniberti   Producer,Engineer
Pete Scaturro   Programming
David Bett   Art Direction
Mick Brigden   Art Direction
Stuart Namm   Contributor

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Flying in a Blue Dream 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
another awesome cd by joe and could even be as good as surfing with the alien. his out of this world playing on various tracks like flying in a blue dream, mystical potato head and the final solo of i beleive. This album adds one more element to it and that is that he sings on it. I love i beleive and big bad moon the phone call sounds quite funny but headless and strange are songs that cant add up to the other titles. overall a great album and keep it up joe.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Joe's second album, Surfing with the Alien took me by surprise and I couldn't get enough of it. Who had ever thought of making an entirely instrumental rock masterpiece? I for one am very appreciative that Joe did. At the time I was unaware of his first release Not of this earth, but later became attached to that album for his efforts on Brother John and The Headless Horseman. When I grabbed Flying I expected another monstrous instrumental, but was taken back a bit by vocals on the album. It took me a while to get used to it, but when I did I knew that this was as good as Surfing with a little extra. My personal favorites were Joe's songs alluding to the Silver Surfer. An incredible comic book with Joe adding music to the Surfer's trials and tribulations. Absolutely loved The Forgotten parts 1 and 2.