G3: Live in Concert

G3: Live in Concert

by Steve Vai

CD(German Import)

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The summit meeting of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Eric Johnson was a dream come true for guitar fanatics, and surprisingly, it actually met expectations. The trio toured successfully as G3 in 1996, which is when the recordings that comprise Live in Concert were made. Each guitarist has three solo tracks, and they perform together for three tracks. What makes the album work is that it's not simply a shredding showcase; it's a forum for three similarly minded guitarists to play in a sympathetic environment. Contrary to popular belief (at least among certain rock critics), these guitarists aren't simply speed and style demons, they're fully rounded musicians -- and that's ultimately what impresses about Live in Concert. On the individual tracks and the massive jam sessions alike, they know how to deploy their speed-bomb attacks for maximum attack. It is true that when all three cut loose on "Going Down," "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama," and "Red House," it's a little overwhelming, but even at their most extravagant, G3 is tasteful and that's what makes this record a minor treasure for hard rock guitar fanatics.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/2010
Label: Imports
UPC: 5099748753922
catalogNumber: 900519
Rank: 37181

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Vai   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Stuart Hamm   Bass
Eric Johnson   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Satriani   Guitar,Vocals
Stephen Barber   Keyboards
C. Roscoe Beck   Bass Guitar
Jeff Campitelli   Drums
Mike Keneally   Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Sitar
Mike Mangini   Drums
Brannen Temple   Drums
Philip Bynoe   Bass

Technical Credits

David Coleman   Art Direction
Mike Fraser   Producer
John Kalodner   Contributor
Kooster McAllister   Engineer
Richard Mullen   Engineer
Paul Special   Engineer
Chuck Cavanaugh   Engineer
Eric Caudieux   Contributor
Skip Kent   Engineer

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