Type: CD Company: Sony Music Release: 2004 Genre: Hard Rock Reviewer: Frank Hill Published: 2/26/2005
Definitely worth a rent if you see it
G3 - Live in Denver (2003) - 2004 - Sony Music
In 2003 the trio of guitar talent's-- Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Yngwie Malmsteen went on the road together as the G3 Tour and were recorded at the Filmore Auditorium, Denver, Colorado 10/20/03. All those guys are master shredders of the guitar, so the curious many were wondering when the tour would implode from ego overdrive. Each guy took a turn to came out and gave a solo performance with full backing band. To me, Joe was more groovy, Steve was more soulful even though I expected more fret burning and Yngwie was, of course, the neo-classical speedking. Noticably heavy, he was still by far the visual treat of the show looking more like a classic, hair-flying guitar god than the casualness of the others. I don't think Yngwie has changed since I seen him in the 80's. The real highlight of the DVD was the end set where they all came out together and went through some incredible versions of Hendrix classics 'Little Wing' and 'Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)'. Hearing and seeing these guys play in unison is quite the awesome sight and on stage not a single toe was stepped on. You would probably have to be a really big fan of super guitar playing to purchase this one new, but it's definately worth a rent if you see it.
Score: 7 of 10
DVD Features: * Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (PCM Stereo) * Recorded live at the Filmore Auditorium, Denver, Colorado 10/20/03 * Joe Satriani: Satch Boogie, The Extremist, Starry Night, Midnight, The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing * Steve Vai: I Know You're Here, Juice, I'm the Hell Outta Here * Yngwie Malmsteen: Evil Eye, Baroque and Roll, Acoustic Guitar Solo, Adagio, Far Beyond the Sun * The G3 Jam: Rockin' in the Free World, Little Wing, Voodoo Child (Slight Return) * Fretcam feature * Biographies * Day of show itinerary/personnel list * Lighting plot diagram
About this Writer: Frank Hill // Frank Hill has been at this site since its slimy, crying birth in '03. He was born on National Metal Day--11/11 and will turn his hearing aids up to 11 when he's 111. He secretly listens to a lot of old Country and Doo-Wop tunes and wants to start a cyberband with lead vocals by Robot Plant. He is still trying to figure out what Judas Priest meant by "paratamize you". If you read this, then he salutes you.
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