Fans of rock guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani are rejoicing with the news that Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, a 15 CD library box housing most comprehensive anthology of his work ever, will be available on Tuesday, April 22.
Even cooler, the box set will also be available as a collectible limited edition USB drive exclusively on at satriani.com.
Satriani is definitely one of the most influential and respected instrumental rock guitarists to emerge in the past three decades..
A master of the six-string, Satriani worked as a guitar teacher in his early career, with a number of his students—among them Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Larry LaLonde, David Bryson (Counting Crows), Charlie Hunter and more—achieving their own considerable successes.
While in considerable demand as a sideman throughout his career—he's toured with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple and many others—Satriani has pursued his own musical vision over the years through a series of instrumental rock albums (many of them Grammy nominated) which chronicle his evolution as an artist and his eloquence as a guitarist.
All 14 of Joe Satriani's landmark studio albums, from Not of This Earth (his 1986 debut) through Unstoppable Momentum (2013's masterpiece), are included in the new collection alongside "Added Creations and Bonus Tracks," a newly-curated anthology disc of rare compositions and performances falling outside the purview of Satriani's official album canon, and Surfing with the Alien, 1987's platinum-selling breakout.
"When the good people at Legacy approached me with the idea of a comprehensive box set featuring my studio recordings in their entirety, plus bonus tracks, all re-mastered, I answered with a resounding, 'YES!,'" said Joe Satriani. "The only person who could pull this all together logistically and sonically was mastering engineer John Cuniberti. John and I have recorded quite a bit of music together going way back to the early '80's. I've made more records with John engineering and co-producing than anyone else, so, who better to help me put this box set together the right way? His attention to detail has made this project exciting, illuminating and ultimately awesome sounding. "
Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings includes:
- 1986 Not of This Earth
- 1987 Surfing with the Alien
- 1989 Flying in a Blue Dream
- 1992 The Extremist
- 1993 Time Machine
- 1995 Joe Satriani
- 1998 Crystal Planet
- 2000 Engines of Creation
- 2002 Strange Beautiful Music
- 2004 Is There Love in Space?
- 2006 Super Colossal
- 2008 Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock
- 2010 Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards
- 2013 Unstoppable Momentum
- 2014 Additional Creations and Bonus Tracks