Still good and entertaining, but sometimes, the magic just isn't here. I think Petrucci's addition, after other guest players in earlier versions such as Malmsteen and Johnson is a more technical, less busy but gives a balance that you don't find in the other G3 albums. Maybe the best G3 production to date. Para amantes de las guitarras — como yo- y para los que no los conocen, una buena oportunidad para descubrir a tres grosos en serio. Posted Monday, November 5, 2012 Review 851306.
The album is finally available on vinyl for the first time, since its original release in 2005. Lots of variety in moods and feelings in this song, and some very intense moments too. It's one chance to see three of the greatest players of history on the same stage. The beginning of album is two John Petrucci compositions from his solo album. Since its inception in 1995, G3 has featured many guitarists, including Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Robert Fripp, Paul Gilbert, Steve Morse, Steve Lukather, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker, Adrian Legg and many other special guests. K'm-Pee-Du-Wee has some beautiful interplay between Sheehan and Vai during the beginning of the song and in general a nice melodic song, but the pace is hampered due to Vai's excessive noodling around in the middle of the song.
Petrucci was promoting his debut solo album at the time, and as a result he plays song off that album. He played three songs, one from The Extremist album and two from Is There Love In Space? Maybe I'm too harsh on the event, but with Malmsteen on board in Denver, this show pales in good humor, energy and the ending jams are boring sigh. One from his old album, and two more fresh. Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Review 256182 The G3 is a concept well known by guitar players all around the world. Blistering playing from Petrucci and Satch, but unfortunately not so much for Vai.
All three guitarists jam is most interesting place in any G-3 album. Posted Tuesday, July 8, 2008 Review 176322 For me G 3 is regular Joe Satriani established live guitar commercial show. Fans attending the packed-house shows were treated to individual sets by each six-stringer, followed by an evening-ending all-star jam session. Billy's solo is also killer. Glasgow Kiss is quite simple and old fashioned heavy metal composition with melodic elements oriented to attract most conservative part of public. As usual, Steve Vai is the player that stand out the most.
Enough acoustic, enough melodic, with some demonstration of playing technique, for sure. Well, John Petrucci's repertoire is limited but that's not the point this time. There is much more interest in his playing. The best of his set, Searching. According to the rules of genre, he plays long solo as well, but differently from Petrucci cliché-type playing, he shows his guitar style with really interesting technique and even some space for improvisation. Petrucci puts heaps of soul into this solo, and it really just hits my heart in many ways, truly touching indeed.
Now, Dream Theater guitar god John Petrucci enters the fold for what on paper sounds like a terrific concert. This particular album is no exception. Don't get me wrong, Petrucci's songs are decent but way too close to what Satriani is doing except they're longer and less creative. Timur Imam Nugroho - Indonesia Posted Tuesday, May 16, 2006 Review 78327 I've never been a huge fan of the G3 albums. It is amazing how some simple chords can be break down into great arpeggios that create an amazing song.
Then you drop this recipe for success in a fire because each player only gets around 15-20 minutes followed by an equally long jam session with all three. This is guitar - led progressive metal and is quality one. Live in Tokyo is recorded during the 2005 G3 tour, featuring Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Dream Theater's John Petrucci. The 3 records are housed in a deluxe 3-fold jacket with gloss varnish finishing. On the other hand, John Petrucci and Steve Vai were trying to beat each other in terms of technical skills and the musical tones.
El esquema es similar en todos los discos: Cada uno de los guitarristas toca 2 ó 3 temas propios con su banda para al final juntarse los tres y hacen versiones de temas de otros músicos, generalmente clásicos inmortales del rock. Anyway, I wouldn't start here to grab the full experience of the G3. Joe set's is pretty good. And neither are very long. His interplay with Billy on The Audience is Listening is stunning, in which the two assist each other in playing their instruments. You can even feel a story happening, a story of Searching for someone, for something, and perhaps getting lost along the way. The 3 records are housed in a deluxe 3-fold jacket with gloss varnish finishing.