Is There Love In Space?
"Is There Love In Space?" may be a good summation of the career of axe-wielder Joe Satriani to this point in time - let's review. Taking a page from "Surfing With The Alien", Joe's got Jeff Campitelli drumming and John Cuniberti in the engineer's chair. From "The Extremist" we find bassist extraordinaire Matt Bissonette; from "Engines Of Creation" you have Eric Caudieux at the digital editing desk. And taking his cue from "Flying In A Blue Dream", Satriani tests his vocal cords on two numbers, "Lifestyle", and the heavily effected "I Like The Rain". But we're not here to talk about vocal cuts; the nine instrumentals with their aggressive guitar stylings a la "Crystal Planet" and "Strange Beautiful Music" are what are going to move a few hundred thousand copies for Epic Records. Joe's son, ZZ Satriani, makes his first instrumental appearance, providing a bowed bass to the closer, "Bamboo". Here's fifty-five more minutes of seminal guitar licks and a whole host of sounds to try to duplicate, which will keep you budding young guitar players busy for several weekends, at least.
|04:33||Up In Flames||Instrumental|
|04:27||Hands In The Air||Instrumental|
|04:51||Is There Love In Space?||Instrumental|
|06:23||If I Could Fly||Instrumental|
|04:58||The Souls Of Distortion||Instrumental|
|04:50||Just Look So||Instrumental|
|04:00||I Like The Rain||Vocal|
|Joe Satriani||Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Harmonica, Vocals, Arrangements, Production, Engineering|
|Jeff Campitelli||Drums, Percussion|
|ZZ Satriani||Bowed Bass on "Bamboo", Illustration|
|Mike Manning||Harley Davidson on "I Like The Rain"|
|Justin Phelps||Engineering Assistance|
|Mike Boden||Engineering Assistance|
|Eric Caudieux||Digital Editing|
|Rex Ray||Art Direction, Design|
|Recorded and mixed at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA.
Additional recording at Studio 21.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.