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Steve Vai


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4 stars The first time that I listened to this album was in a record shop, while I was seeing some CDs, in 1998. The music of this CD started to have my attention. I asked to one of the employees of the record shop "Who plays that?", and he showed me the cover. I bought the CD after that.

This CD was recorded by 3 guitarists which play with different styles: Satriani, more Heavy Metal; Eric Johnson, Blues / Jazz-Rock; Steve Vai, Prog Metal. The styles of Satriani and Vai are more similar and related, IMO, because Satriani was one of Vai`s guitar teachers in his youth.

Satriani plays with a trio (guitar/bass/drums) plus maybe with some synth sequencers. His playing is more heavy as I said before."Flying in a Blue Dream" is the best of his songs in this CD.

Johnson plays with a quartet (guitar/keyboards/bass/drums). His style is more "relaxed". Maybe his stle is more "refined" in comparison to the other 2 guitarists. "Manhattan" is the best of his songs included in this album, a song more closer to the Jazz-Rock style, IMO.

Vai plays with a quartet too, like Johnson, but his keyboard player also plays guitar and an electric sitar. The style of Vai is the most Progressive, IMO. "For the Love of God" is his best song in this album, IMO.

The last 3 tracks of this album are played by the 3 guitarists together, accompanied by Satriani`s band. They play 3 heavy songs, sharing lead guitar parts.

This is an interesting album. I also saw the VHS video version of this album which also includes 12 songs, but at least 3 songs are different titles in comparison to the CD version. The video is also interesting, more for guitar players who want to learn some "guitar playing tricks" from these 3 very good guitarists, but it is also good to see playing the other musicians, in particular the drummers, who also are very good.

Guillermo | 4/5 |


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