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Source: Original CD
Artwork: Front, Back, and inside (Web Found).
Artist: Joe Satriani
Album Title: Crystal Planet
1. "Up In The Sky"
2. "House Full Of Bullets"
3. "Crystal Planet"
4. "Love Thing"
6. "Lights Of Heaven"
7. "Raspberry Jam Delta-V"
9. "With Jupiter In Mind"
11."A Train Of Angels"
12."A Piece Of Liquid"
Review taken from Roughedge.com:
Joe Satriani returned in 1998 with a solid disc of new tunes entitled "Crystal Planet.
" The fifteen tracks include a wide variety of songs that continue to show
off Satch's unique blend of technique and tasty melodies.
Although Satriani's 1995 self-titled release was a more organic departure
from the normal way Satriani creates his music,
it wasn't as satisfying as his previous studio work.
With "Crystal Planet," Satriani returns to a more calculated setting by
literally "cutting and pasting" the best of his new studio work together.
You might argue with the methods, but you cannot argue with the results.
"Crystal Planet" Satriani returns to form and raises the bar on some occasions.
Continuing his tradition of "surfing" songs,
Satriani has a solid workout with tunes such as "Ceremony" and the
Grammy-nominated "A Train Of Angels".
While there are no outright ballads in the vein of his
classic "Always With You, Always With Me" there are lovely little pieces such as
the spirited echoes of "Love Thing" and nearly understated "Z.Z.'s Song."
Highlights on the disc include "Raspberry Jam Delta-V" and "With Jupiter And Mind" when
Satriani really stretches out with some new ideas and great tone.
Satriani also revisits some interesting arrangements and juxtapositions
on "Time" which has an apocalyptic feel to it.
These tunes engage the listener in a journey of musical
ideas that very few artists even dare try.
Satriani is supported by the ever-great bass playing of Stu Hamm and solid,
if unspectacular, drumming of Jeff Campitelli.
Also, assisting on the disc are Eric Caudieux contributing
keys and programming as well as Eric Valentine in a variety of roles.
Producer Mike Fraser, who has worked with the likes of Aerosmith and Metallica,
does a great job of keeping a balance between the big
rock sounds of "The Extremist" and the eclectic stylings of "Surfing With The Alien."
All in all, this disc is a return to the high standards fans have come to
expect from Satriani.
Check out Joe Satriani's official website at http://www.satriani.com/ for more information.