Dreaming No. 11

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Dreaming #11
EP by Joe Satriani
Released November 1, 1988 (1988-11-01)[1]
Recorded Alpha & Omega Recording in San Francisco; June 11, 1988 at the California Theatre in San Diego
Genre Instrumental rock
Length 23:23[2]
Label Relativity
Producer Joe Satriani, John Cuniberti
Joe Satriani chronology
Surfing with the Alien
Dreaming #11
Flying in a Blue Dream
Singles from Dreaming #11
  1. "The Crush of Love"
    Released: 1988 (1988)[3]

Dreaming #11 is the second EP by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on November 1, 1988 through Relativity Records[1] and reissued on May 27, 1997 through Epic Records.[4] The EP reached No. 42 on the U.S. Billboard 200[3] and remained on that chart for 26 weeks.[5] Its sole studio track, "The Crush of Love", reached No. 6 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart[3] and was nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 1990 Grammy Awards;[6] this being Satriani's second such nomination. The remaining three tracks were recorded live during the Surfing With the Alien (1987) tour.[7] The title track, absent on the EP, would later be released on Satriani's 1993 compilation album Time Machine. Dreaming #11 was certified Gold on August 15, 1991.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[7]

Phil Carter at AllMusic gave Dreaming #11 2.5 stars out of five, calling it "something of an oddity" and "A recommended disc for musicians and fans, but not essential to the casual collector."[7]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Joe Satriani.

No. Title Length
1. "The Crush of Love"   4:22
2. "Ice Nine" (live) 4:41
3. "Memories" (live) 9:08
4. "Hordes of Locusts" (live) 5:12
Total length:


Chart performance[edit]


Year Chart Position
1988 Billboard 200 42[3]


Year Title Chart Position
1988 "The Crush of Love" Billboard Mainstream Rock 6[3]


Event Title Award Result
1990 Grammys "The Crush of Love" Best Rock Instrumental Performance Nominated[6]


Date Certification Region
August 15, 1991 Gold[1] United States


  1. ^ a b c d "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database". RIAA. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
  2. ^ Dreaming #11 (CD edition "CD12 YUM114").
  3. ^ a b c d e "Dreaming #11 - Joe Satriani | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  4. ^ "Dreaming #11: Joe Satriani". Amazon. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  5. ^ "Joe Satriani - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  6. ^ a b "32nd Grammy Awards - 1990". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  7. ^ a b c Carter, Phil. "Dreaming #11 - Joe Satriani". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-21.

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