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Steve Vai - John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani- G3 Live In Tokyo CD (album) cover


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3 stars For me G 3 is regular Joe Satriani established live guitar commercial show. Their level of musicianship is high enough they be interesting for some listening, but the idea and realisation is too "money-maker" oriented to be attractive. Satriani at almost annual basis is forming his 3 well known rock guitarists live show for world tour . So, usually these activities give for all team great promotion and some money for paying their bills. According to rules of that genre, it's difficult to wait for some innovative things from that kind of projects. This albums contains all should be placed there as well. The beginning of album is two John Petrucci compositions ( from his solo album). Glasgow Kiss is quite simple and old fashioned heavy metal composition with melodic elements oriented to attract most conservative part of public. Damage Control (from the same album) is heavier and more technical thing. There at least you can hear that Petrucci is technical guitar player. He used this tour as presentation for his solo debut Suspended Animation as well. (And his support team was similar to Dream Theatre - Dave LaRue - bass guitar and Mike Portnoy ? drums) Steve Vai has three solo compositions on Disc One. One from his old album, and two more fresh. There is much more interest in his playing. According to the rules of genre, he plays long solo as well, but differently from Petrucci cliché-type playing, he shows his guitar style with really interesting technique and even some space for improvisation. This is guitar - led progressive metal and is quality one. Disc Two contains of three Joe Satriani compositions and all three guitarists jam (which is always main attraction on any G-3 album). Joe Satriani doesn't bring no surprises as well ? classic heavy metal guitar compositions you're waiting from him. Enough acoustic, enough melodic, with some demonstration of playing technique, for sure. Nothing exceptional, but nice competent pieces. All three guitarists jam is most interesting place in any G-3 album. There three classic rock covers were used (ZZ Top's "La Grange," Jimi Hendrix's "Foxey Lady" and Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water"). Great classic by themselves, it is always interesting to listen them in three guitarists jam version. Not the best G-3 project's album ( but not the worst as well). For sure will attract guitar fanatics.
snobb | 3/5 |


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