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Artist: Joe Satriani

Title: Flying in a Blue Dream

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Category: Instrumental Rock

Year: 1989

Label: Relativity Records

Catalog Number: 88561-1015-2


Joe Satriani all guitars, bass, keyboards, banjo, harmonica, percussion, and vocals
Jeff Campitelli acoustic and electric drums, percussion
Bongo Bob Smith electric drums and percussion
John Cunniberti sitar and percussion
Stuart Hamm bass
Simon Phillips acoustic drums


1.  Flying in a Blue Dream  
2.  The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing  
3.  Can't Slow Down  
4.  Headless  
5.  Strange  
6.  I Believe  
7.  One Big Rush  
8.  Big Bad Moon  
9.  The Feeling  
10.  The Phone Call  
11.  Day at the Beach (New Rays from an Ancient Sun)  
12.  Back to Shalla-Bal  
13.  Ride  
14.  The Forgotten (Part One)  
15.  The Forgotten (Part Two)  
16.  The Bells of Lal (Part One)  
17.  The Bells of Lal (Part Two)  
18.  Into The Light  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: TIM Date: January 10, 2003 at 15:22
It's actually 'Back To Shalla-Bal' which is one of my favorites. You can tell Joe was a Silver Surfer comic book fan. Because of the Surfer's rebellion against Galactus, he was banned from seeing his lover Shalla-Bal and a giant invisible barrier was set up to prevent this. The title track is great. 'Big Bad Moon' isn't bad and has a ZZ Top sort of vibe going on.

From: T-BONE Date: January 10, 2003 at 20:34
I would also say that about the song Ride TIM. I had to look to see who was singing when I got it. I thought it was Billy Gibbons

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: January 26, 2003 at 0:36
This is an outstanding album by Joe. For me, this is his best. Nothing before or since has matched up.

From: Rocker65 Date: February 1, 2003 at 6:49
Nice album but I like The Extremist more...

From: manos Date: February 28, 2003 at 1:12
Lydian was always Satriani's favorite scale. One, can find a great number of his famous chops on his classic self titled track

From: Baris Date: March 5, 2003 at 8:34
Great sound from a great talent. My most favourite song here is 'The Mystical Potato' a very interesting and enjoyable melody. The funky tune 'Strange' and more classic melodic power rock songs 'Big Bad Moon', 'Back To ShallaBal' and 'Ride' are other happy moments here.

From: cyrus Date: September 3, 2003 at 13:12
this is pure perfection

From: robert Date: December 21, 2003 at 21:04
Este pedazo d Genio tambien saco discazo este aņazo!!! maravilloso... 7 d 10!!!

From: kskkerim Date: January 20, 2004 at 8:46
god created the guitar for him. and said:' play ' best of universe

From: Vancouver Date: February 8, 2004 at 3:51
One of my buddies and I learned most of these songs on our guitars. When I listen to the title, I can picture myself taking off on a Beoing-747. Loaded with great songs, I liked 'New Day At The Beach'. I once played this on guitar to an ex-girlfriend. She said 'What the f%$k are you playing?' My buddy liked The Bells of Lal Parts 1 and 2. Even the lyrics are smart. I didn't have any problem with his singing.

From: BRM Date: March 11, 2004 at 22:44

From: Roxas Date: October 24, 2004 at 23:47
Never gets old, after all these years it can still deliver the goods. Magic...

From: Joan Date: November 11, 2004 at 14:06
Buen disco, aunque personalmente no me gustan las canciones en las que canta Joe. Mi favorita: BACK TO SHALLA-BALL

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: July 23, 2007 at 0:34
Good Instrumental Rock, buen trabajo donde Back to Shalla-Bal(Gran corte incluso viene en el juego Formula 1 de Play Station del 97 donde tambien esta Steve Vai) Flying in a Blue Dream, Can't Slow Down son mis 3 favs el ultimo cantado por el que no lo hace nada mal 8/10.

From: Carlos A. Date: July 28, 2007 at 23:51
Aņos sin escucharlo para mi uno de sus mejores discos, alucinados "Flying in a Blue", "Ride", o "Dream Day at the Beach" la maestria de este tio puede sonar como algo artificial por lo perfecto que puede ser. hay que recordar que tambien es humano... tan bueno como el Extremist.

From: edwithmj Date: December 27, 2008 at 21:46
It doesn't get any better than this from Satriani. The Extremist comes a close second but this is the best by far. Many hate Satriani's voice but I love it. It fits perfectly on all the songs he does. The title track, The Phone Call, Big Bad Moon, I believe, strange and one big rush are masterpieces. This is what got me into instrumental rock.

From: pie75 Date: August 5, 2010 at 8:46
almost as good as surfing with the alien the title track gets me every time and how cool does joe sound singing big bad moon

From: hair metal again Date: August 8, 2015 at 12:42
pretty good release by JOE SATRIANI with half instrumental in his own flawless jamming way and half with vocals with him singing(not so good)!the whole result is enjoyable,but not blowminding and i d say that i prefer the instrumental ones that suit him more!Joe is a great guitar player and that shows in his live performances that i was lucky to attend one of those!

From: guitarrizer Date: June 19, 2019 at 7:12
One of Satch's best work, there's no question about it. Kind of bible for all guitar players.

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