Time Machine (Joe Satriani album)

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Time Machine
Studio album by Joe Satriani
Released October 26, 1993 (1993-10-26)[1]
Recorded 1984–93 at various locations
Genre Instrumental rock, hard rock
Length 139:42
Label Relativity
Producer Joe Satriani, John Cuniberti, Andy Johns
Joe Satriani chronology
The Beautiful Guitar
(1993)
Time Machine
(1993)
Joe Satriani
(1995)
Singles from Time Machine
  1. "All Alone"
    Released: 1993 (1993)[2]
  2. "Time Machine"
    Released: 1993 (1993)[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Time Machine is the fifth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on October 26, 1993 through Relativity Records and reissued in 1998 through Epic Records. It is a double-disc compilation: the first disc contains a selection of new tracks, outtakes and unreleased studio recordings, while the second disc is composed of live recordings from 1988 and 1992.

The album reached No. 95 on the U.S. Billboard 200[4] and remained on that chart for eight weeks,[5] as well as reaching No. 72 in the Netherlands and No. 87 in Germany.[6] "All Alone" was released as a single, reaching No. 21 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart[4] and later receiving a nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 1995 Grammys,[7] along with "Speed of Light" at the 1994 Grammys;[8] these being Satriani's fifth and sixth such nominations. Time Machine was certified gold in October 1994.[9][10]

Overview[edit]

The album's 1998 reissue contains detailed liner notes explaining the story behind the content of both discs. Five tracks were originally recorded during the sessions for The Extremist (1992): "Crazy", "Banana Mango II", "Thinking of You", "Speed of Light" (featured on the soundtrack to the 1993 film Super Mario Bros.) and "Baroque". Four other tracks were previously released on Satriani's 1984 self-titled EP: "Banana Mango", "Dreaming #11", "I Am Become Death" and "Saying Goodbye".

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

All songs written and composed by Joe Satriani, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Time Machine"   5:07
2. "The Mighty Turtle Head"   5:12
3. "All Alone" (Billie Holiday, Mal Waldron; arrangement: Satriani) 4:22
4. "Banana Mango II"   6:05
5. "Thinking of You"   3:57
6. "Crazy"   4:06
7. "Speed of Light"   5:14
8. "Baroque"   2:15
9. "Dweller on the Threshold"   4:15
10. "Banana Mango"   2:44
11. "Dreaming #11"   3:37
12. "I Am Become Death"   3:56
13. "Saying Goodbye"   2:54
14. "Woodstock Jam"   16:07
Total length:
69:51

Disc two[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Satch Boogie"   3:58
2. "Summer Song"   6:01
3. "Flying in a Blue Dream"   5:24
4. "Cryin'"   6:25
5. "The Crush of Love"   5:40
6. "Tears in the Rain"   1:58
7. "Always with Me, Always with You"   3:39
8. "Big Bad Moon"   5:23
9. "Surfing with the Alien"   4:39
10. "Rubina"   6:44
11. "Circles"   4:14
12. "Drum Solo"   2:14
13. "Lords of Karma"   5:43
14. "Echo"   7:49
Total length:
69:51

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1993 Dutch albums chart 72[6]
German albums chart 87[6]
Billboard 200 95[4]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
1993 "All Alone" Billboard Mainstream Rock 21[4]

Awards[edit]

Title Event Award Result
"Speed of Light" 1994 Grammys Best Rock Instrumental Performance Nominated[8]
"All Alone" 1995 Grammys Best Rock Instrumental Performance Nominated[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carter, Phil. "Time Machine - Joe Satriani". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  2. ^ "Joe Satriani – All Alone". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  3. ^ "Joe Satriani – Time Machine". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  4. ^ a b c d "Time Machine - Joe Satriani | Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  5. ^ "Time Machine - Joe Satriani". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  6. ^ a b c "Joe Satriani - Time Machine (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  7. ^ a b "37th Grammy Awards - 1995". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  8. ^ a b "36th Grammy Awards - 1994". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  9. ^ "Album artist 997 - Joe Satriani". The World's Music Charts. TsorT. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  10. ^ "Joe Satriani's Chronology". satriani.com. Retrieved 2014-03-21.

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