Super Colossal

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Super Colossal
Studio album by Joe Satriani
Released March 14, 2006 (2006-03-14)[1]
Recorded Late 2005 – early 2006[2] at Studio 21 in San Francisco; Armoury Recording Studios in Vancouver
Genre Instrumental rock
Length 58:53
Label Epic
Producer Joe Satriani, Mike Fraser
Joe Satriani chronology
One Big Rush: The Genius of Joe Satriani
(2005)
Super Colossal
(2006)
Satriani Live!
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Super Colossal is the eleventh studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on March 14, 2006 through Epic Records. The album reached No. 86 on the U.S. Billboard 200[3] and remained on that chart for two weeks,[4] as well as reaching the top 100 in three other countries.[5] Super Colossal was nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 2007 Grammy Awards;[6] this being Satriani's thirteenth such nomination.

Release and tour[edit]

Recording for Super Colossal began around September 2005[2] and the title was announced on February 2, 2006.[7] Touring began in North America in March–May 2006, followed by Europe in June–July.[8]

Overview[edit]

Satriani provides detailed explanations of the story behind each track in the album's liner notes. "Crowd Chant", was originally going to be named "Party on the Enterprise" with sampled sounds of the Enterprise spacecraft from the Star Trek series. However, prior to the album's release, Satriani explained on a podcast that he was unable to acquire the legal rights to use the samples, choosing instead to replace them with his own sounds and rename the track.[9] "Crowd Chant"'s ending theme was inspired by composer Gabriel Fauré's "Pavane in F-sharp minor, Op. 50".[10]

The song is used by various American football and ice hockey teams upon scoring a goal at home games, most notably the Minnesota Wild and the New York Islanders of the NHL. It was later featured on the soundtrack to the 2009 video game NHL 2K10,[11] while a cover version appears in Madden NFL 11.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Joe Satriani.

No. Title Length
1. "Super Colossal"   4:14
2. "Just Like Lightnin'"   4:01
3. "It's So Good"   4:14
4. "Redshift Riders"   4:50
5. "Ten Words"   3:28
6. "A Cool New Way"   6:13
7. "One Robot's Dream"   6:16
8. "The Meaning of Love"   4:34
9. "Made of Tears"   5:32
10. "Theme for a Strange World"   4:39
11. "Movin' On"   4:05
12. "A Love Eternal"   3:33
13. "Crowd Chant"   3:14
Total length:
58:53

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2006 Swiss albums chart 83[5]
Billboard 200 86[3]
Billboard Top Internet Albums 86[3]
French albums chart 86[5]
Dutch albums chart 89[5]

Awards[edit]

Event Title Award Result
2007 Grammys Super Colossal Best Rock Instrumental Performance Nominated[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Theakston, Rob. "Super Colossal - Joe Satriani". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  2. ^ a b Webmaster (2005-09-23). "joe music in NASCAR 06". satriani.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
  3. ^ a b c "Super Colossal - Joe Satriani | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  4. ^ "Joe Satriani - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  5. ^ a b c d "Joe Satriani - Super Colossal (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  6. ^ a b "49th Grammy Awards - 2007". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  7. ^ Webmaster (2006-02-02). "Super Colossal & studio photos". satriani.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
  8. ^ "2006 super colossal shows". satriani.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
  9. ^ "Joe Satriani Super Colossal Podcast". satriani.com. 2006-03-14. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  10. ^ "Joe Satriani - Pushing the Limits of the Human Experience". Musoscribe. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  11. ^ "The NHL 2K10 Soundtrack". 2K Sports. Archived from the original on 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  12. ^ "EA Delivers Ultimate Gameday Experience With Madden NFL 11 Soundtrack". EA Sports. Retrieved 2014-03-14.

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