Strange Beautiful Music
The Satch-man cometh with his eighth album, "Strange Beautiful Music", a CD whose compositions were inspired by the guitarist's new found freedom in his new, well-appointed home studio, offering him unprecedented avenues of expression and discovery. Songs such as "Seven String" represent Satriani's brute-force side of playing, whereas "New Last Jam" finds the guitarist using odd tunings to push the creative envelope. The opening cut, "Oriental Melody", features Satriani's bluesy lines over an in-your-face, '70s-era production. "You Saved My Life" features four guitars playing an ensemble melody, but with spontaneity and elements of improvisation, while "You Saved My Life" and "Starry Night" are very heartfelt and passionate. Interestingly, Satch's cover of "Sleep Walk" features a contribution by guitarist Robert Fripp.
|04:13||Chords Of Life||Instrumental|
|04:19||New Last Jam||Instrumental|
|05:19||What Breaks A Heart||Instrumental|
|05:02||You Saved My Life||Instrumental|
|Joe Satriani||Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Sitars, Auto Harp, Keyboards, Production, Additional Engineering, Mixing|
|Robert Fripp||Frippitronic Guitars|
|Jeff Campitelli||Drums, "Boogaloo" Drums|
|Eric Caudieux||Keyboards, Computer Stuff, Production, Digital Editing, Additional Photography|
|John Cuniberti||Percussion, Production, Engineering, Mixing|
|Justin Phelps||Engineering Assistance, Digital Editing|
|Rex Ray||Art Direction, Design|
|Mike Manning||Technical Assistance|
|Michael Sandoval||Technical Assistance|
|Recorded at The Plant, Sausalito, CA.
Additional recording at Studio 21.
Mixed at The Plant.