RELEASE
1986
LABEL
Epic
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Hard Rock, Guitar Virtuoso, Instrumental Rock, Fusion

Album Review

Not of This Earth was the first studio release from guitar wizard Joe Satriani (not counting the hard-to-find Joe Satriani EP). This all-instrumental album was making ripples in the guitar-playing community not long after it was released, and it's easy to see why: superior compositions, a signature style, a unique tone, and playing that's out of this world. Satriani shifts musical gears deftly, often layering multiple tracks together to make a complex soundscape. The fiery sound of "Not of This Earth" and "Hordes of Locusts" is tempered by the cool, dark tone of "Driving at Night," the far-out Eastern approach of "The Snake," and the quiet, thoughtful "Rubina." Satriani's fluid playing and wicked licks are enough to drop jaws and widen eyes. There isn't a weak track on this disc, even though the guitarist was still maturing when he released it.
Phil Carter, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Not of This Earthhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/not-of-this-earth/id192812554?i=192812559&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. The Snakehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-snake/id192812554?i=192812599&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Rubinahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/rubina/id192812554?i=192812608&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Memorieshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/memories/id192812554?i=192813423&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Brother Johnhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/brother-john/id192812554?i=192813442&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. The Enigmatichttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-enigmatic/id192812554?i=192813514&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Driving at Nighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/driving-at-night/id192812554?i=192813806&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Hordes of Locustshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/not-of-this-earth/id192812554?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. New Dayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/new-day/id192812554?i=192813831&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. The Headless Horsemanhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-headless-horseman/id192812554?i=192814283&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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