G3 "G3 Live In Concert"

G3 "G3 Live In Concert"

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G3 Live In Concert
The Story
The teaming of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson for concert dates around the world answered the prayers of guitar fanatics, and exceeded expecations. The trio toured the United States as G3 in 1996, which is when the recordings that comprise "G3 Live In Concert" were made. Each guitarist has three solo tracks, and they perform together for three tracks. Satriani, Vai and Johnson all are masters of dynamics, unloading their most furious runs at key moments for maximum effect on tracks such as Satriani's "Summer Song", Johnson's "Zap" and Vai's "The Attitude Song". "G3 Live In Concert" is tasteful and chock full o' great playing and that's what makes this record a serious treasure for hard rock guitar fanatics.
The Music
06:47 Joe Satriani "Cool No. 9" Instrumental
05:59 Joe Satriani "Flying In A Blue Dream" Instrumental
06:28 Joe Satriani "Summer Song" Instrumental
06:07 Eric Johnson "Zap" Instrumental
05:16 Eric Johnson "Manhattan" Vocal
05:57 Eric Johnson "Camel's Night Out" Instrumental
06:58 Steve Vai "Answers" Instrumental
07:47 Steve Vai "For The Love Of God" Instrumental
05:14 Steve Vai "The Attitude Song" Instrumental
05:47 G3 "Going Down" Vocal
05:21 G3 "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama" Vocal
09:12 G3 "Red House" Vocal
The Artists
Joe Satriani Guitar, Vocals
Steve Vai Guitar, Vocals
Eric Johnson Guitar, Vocals
Stuart Hamm Bass
Jeff Campitelli Drums
Stephen Barber Keyboards
Roscoe Beck Bass Guitar
Brannen Temple Drums
Mike Keneally Rhythm Guitar, Sitar, Keyboards, Percussion
Philip Bynoe Bass
Mike Mangini Drums
Mike Fraser Production, Mixing
Richard Mullen Engineering, Mixing
Kooster McAllister Engineering Assistance
Skip Kent Engineering Assistance
Paul Special Engineering Assistance
Chuck Cavanaugh Engineering Assistance
Kent Matcke Mixing Assistance
Eric Caudieux Pro Tools Editing
George Marino Mastering
Leslie Lee A&R Coordinator
Marcelo "Marky Mark" Gomes Engineering Assistance
Recorded live by Record Plant Remote.

10/30/96 - Recorded at the Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio. 10/31/96 - Recorded at The Palace at Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan. 11/1/96 - Recorded at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois. 11/2/96 - Recorded at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mixed at The Plant, Sausalito, CA.

Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC.