Time Machine


Track List CD1

  1. Time Machine
  2. The Mighty Turtle Head
  3. All Alone
  4. Banana Mango II
  5. Thinking of You
  6. Crazy
  7. Speed of Light
  8. Baroque
  9. Dweller on the Threshold
  10. Banana Mango
  11. Dreaming #11
  12. I Am Become Death
  13. Saying Goodbye
  14. Woodstock Jam

Track List CD2

  1. Satch Boogie
  2. Summer Song
  3. Flying In A Blue Dream
  4. Cryin’
  5. The Crush Of Love
  6. Tears In The Rain
  7. Always With Me, Always With You
  8. Big Bad Moon
  9. Surfing With The Alien
  10. Rubina
  11. Circles
  12. Drum Solo
  13. Lords Of Karma
  14. Echo


Relativity Records

All songs written and arranged by
Joe Satriani

Produced by
Joe Satriani et John Cuniberti

  • Joe Satriani (guitar, bass, keyboards)
  • Stuart Hamm (bass)
  • Jonathan Mover (drums, percussion)
  • Tom Coster (organ)
  • Phil Ashley (keyboards, sequencer)
  • Simon Phillips (drums)
  • Jeff Campitelli (drums)
  • Matt Bissonette (bass)
  • Gregg Bissonette (drums)
  • Bongo Bob Smith (drums programming)
  • John Cuniberti (drums programming)

Live recorded in San Diego (1988), Philadelphia, Boston, New-York (1992)


Album Review

Only one year after the success of  The Extremist, Joe Satriani released a double-CD! Is there twice as many songs as regular a CD? Not exactly.

In fact Time Machine included to very differents CD. The first one reatures 14 compositions, unreleased or re-arranged from his first EP, very heterogeneous in the inspiration and versatile in the realistation.  Here’s the time machine joe’s talking about! The second CD is a kaleidoscope of the last american tours Joe did, a retrospective of many live shots.

The deep « Time Machine » and his reverberation effetcs is perhaps the best song of the album, a true masterpiece, « The Mighty Turtle Head » and the two « Banana Mango » bring a few exoticism and originality, while the fast « Dweller On The Threshold » and the stressfull « I Am Become Death » darkens the global atmoshpere, which will not stop « Speed Of Light » to add some fun. The ballads are still there, a cover of « All Alone » from Billie Holiday has been re-arranged by Joe, and also « Thinking Of You » or « Baroque ».  « Crazy » reminds us thevery particular « Strange » from Flying In A Blue Dream.

Meanwhile, the live is interesting in the fact that Joe played the original composition but changed a lot of things and improvised a lot. The band also brings and incredible energy, with a special mention for « Echo ».

Finally, Time Machine is a very complete CD, the jacket is full of pictures and very detailed and shall please Joe’s fans, of course, but also the people who like quality music. This record is interesting by all the musical styles he uses, a good journey in the space-time continuum.