Time Machine

by Joe Satriani

(1998) Epic #E2K 68027

Personnel Joe Satriani, great bassist Stu Hamm, others.
URL http://satriani.com
Description Live Retrospective of Satch, plus new studio disc of oddities, such as mutated early demos from 1983! Cool stuff!
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Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (of 5)
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On 6/28/2003, Anthony Holden (9426) posted:
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I would give this album a '5', if it wasn't for the un-inspiring 'live' 2nd disc and the last track on Disc 1 (Woodstock Jam - I love long tunes but not this one). Other than that, the remainder of this album (the first 13 tracks on CD 1) is worth the price of admission.

Disc 1 comprises mainly of leftover material from (Joe) earlier work. However, these leftovers are worthy enough for an album hence, 'Time Machine'.

Tunes wise, 'Thinking of You' is Joe's best tune he's written. It's been my fav of Joes for a long time now. 'The Mighty Turtle Head' and the cover of 'All Alone' are stand outs as well.

I would definitely recommend this album to any fans of Joe Satriani.
On 9/6/2001, Inactive Member posted:
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I give this 5 stars, and yet I think that I probably have yet to fully understand the true scope of it. Disc Two is all live stuff. Classics like Flying in a Blue Dream, Always With Me, Satch Boogie, and 10 others. All great emotional stuff that puts you in another world and sounds amazing even thought it's live. Rubina is great. Disc One is a trip and a half, man. The high point of it is track 1, Time Machine. Great epic Satch song that must be heard, a must have! Satch is a great artist, and on this song he churns out a great tune and even makes time for a humbling, brutal guitar solo. The Mighty Turtle Head is a great bluesy tune. Banana Mango is an almost cha-cha excursion that roams all over the place, hard to describe. Reminds me of being lost in the jungle and having no clue what's about to happen or when it's going to end. Baroque is a great classical tune that really takes you away. Thinking of You is the 2nd best on here, a ballad with a very tasteful early 90's new age jazz/pop/Whitney Houston vocal line solo in it. Really cool. The high point of the entire package is the live Cryin', a heartbreaking instrumental so masterfully executed it takes many listens to fully understand it's depth. Every bend is bursting with almost vocal emotion. Listening to this one will give all you know-it-all 35 year old blues guitarists out there something to shoot for.