"Crystal Planet" is an all instrumental record finding Satriani taking more chances than ever. There are some familiar hard rock and ballad offerings, but what's amazing about this CD is that it shows Satriani's guitar technique continuing to develop and improve, as he explores every splinter of wood on his fretboard. Recorded with the great Stu Hamm on bass and Jeff Campitelli pounding the skins, the energy level is consistently peaked, and the solo work is astounding. Some consider "Crystal Planet" to be Satriani's finest all-instrumental effort since 1987's "Surfing With the Alien".
|04:09||Up In The Sky||Instrumental|
|05:33||House Full Of Bullets||Instrumental|
|04:23||Lights Of Heaven||Instrumental|
|05:21||Raspberry Jam Delta-V||Instrumental|
|05:47||With Jupiter In Mind||Instrumental|
|03:42||A Train Of Angels||Instrumental|
|03:04||A Piece Of Liquid||Instrumental|
|Joe Satriani||Guitars, Bass, Harmonica, Guitar Synthesizer, Keyboards, Hand Claps, Production, Mixing|
|Jeff Campitelli||Drums, Percussion, Hand Claps|
|Eric Caudieux||Programming, Editing, Keyboards, Editing, Orchestration|
|Mike Fraser||Production, Engineering, Mixing, Hand Claps|
|Zac Allentuck||Mixing Assistance|
|Kent Matke||Engineering Assistance|
|Kevin Scott||Engineering Assistance, Mixing Assistance|
|Mike Manning||Hand Claps|
|Eric Valentine||Drums, Percussion, Production, Engineering, Mixing, Bass, Keyboards|
|John Cuniberti||Engineering, Production|
|Rhoades Howe||Assistant Engineering, Percussion|
|Stephen Hart||Engineering Assistance|
|Judy Kirschner||Engineering Assistance|
|Rex Ray||Art Direction|
|Written by Joe Satriani and Z.Z. Satriani.
Recorded at The Plant Studios, H.O.S. Recording, Hyde Street Studios, Fantasy Studios and The Site
Mixed at Coast Recorders, Fantasy Studios and The Site.
Mastered at Sterling Sound.