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G3, the brainchild of Joe Satriani, is a unique touring line-up that features three guitar virtuosos. This year's G3 line-up featured John Petrucci as the performing guest artist along with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. Actually Petrucci has been a part of G3 earlier in 2001, but back then he yet hadn't released his solo album "Suspended Animation". As with the previous G3 live DVDs, Live in Tokyo will also be a real treat for the fans of guitar music - so prepare yourself for a ride.
Petrucci takes the stage first, and astounishes the listener right away... in case you've heard his solo record, you know both "Glasgow Kiss" and "Damage Control" are great songs. What particularly impressed me on Petrucci's performance is his all-roundness and ability to play spot-on. The second guitarist to enchant you is no other than Steve Vai whose singing guitar leads and overall guitar extravaganza will most likely astound you. The last performer is the man behind all this, Joe Satriani. Satch has perhaps the most versatile set list, but he only draws one of his songs out with sensible expression... on War his energetic rendition is really shining and the extended ending just crowns his performance. After watching the concert it should become clear why all of these guitarists are regarded as virtuosos in their field. Each six-stringer has his own recognisable style, and this becomes especially apparent on the jam section of the gig.
The productional quality of this DVD is rather good. Especially the sound is of high precision. The video, on the other hand, gets slightly blurred (not too often, though). For the most part, the picture is sharp and clear although one can't speak of high-definition. Well, the sonic offering is the most important factor on this kind of release and on that department there's nothing to complain about.
G3 Live in Tokyo is perhaps the best G3 DVD released so far. I warmly recommend it to all the guitar heads out there.
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- MAGE (November 28th, 2005)
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