Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Steve Vai - Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen- G3 Live In Denver CD (album) cover


Steve Vai


Prog Related

4.54 | 25 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
4 stars This is probably the best G3 concert so far, brings the "jamming concert" to a new level. Three virtuosos compete in techniques and feeling of the riffs, from left to right, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen. And just like the other G3 concerts, each guitarist plays two to five songs, their own songs and last but not least, they jamming together, truly awesome.

The first to play is Joe Satriani, which just like other G3 concerts, he played five songs: Satch Boogie, The Extremist, Midnight, Starry Night and The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing. After Joe Satriani, Steve Vai takes place on the stage. Amazingly, he played his triple neck guitar to play I Know You're Here which was very awesome. Until now, I keep wondering how heavy the guitar is. Next, Steve played Juice, which started with a cool tapping riff, then ended with I'm The Hell Outta Here. Steve Vai is always be my favourite in every G3 concert, because he plays so great and the can communicate with the audiences through his performances. For Yngwie, he is not my favourite guitar player, since he plays too, I don't know, too classical and his guitar sound is not my favourite, too crunchy.

The jamming session is truly amazing and is the best in terms of performances, techniques and musicianship. And just like every G3 concert, Vai dominates the jamming with his tremendous skills and techniques. Also, in my opinion, in every G3 concert, Vai always compete with any guys on his left hand side, or the guess. This time, he competed with Yngwie, and you can imagine, greatness. Joe Satriani, as always, a player who don't really has tremendous skills (in my opinion), but his selections of notes always astonish me, his notes selections are just amazing, deep feeling inside every note he played. So Joe Satriani is more like the moderator of the jamming if you would like to say that.

The songs that were selected also very well, two Hendrixs, Voodoo Child and Little Wing and a song by Neil Young, Rockin' In The Free World. The best part is in Little Wing, where Steve Vai's solo were just AMAZING!!!!! WHOA!! How did he do that? Great speed and power, one handed tapping for the whole solo, just great. Yngwie? What more could you ask, speed all the time, its great, however, I get bored when he did the solo. Joe Satriani, on the other hand, just like I said before, his selection of notes are truly great, very beautiful. Its amazing how three virtuosos from different style of music got together to play on a stage.

Timur Imam Nugroho - Indonesia

imoeng | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this STEVE VAI review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.