Introduction (Marty Friedman album)

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Studio album by Marty Friedman
Released November 8, 1994 (1994-11-08)
Recorded November–December 1993
Studio Total Access Recording in Redondo Beach, California; Alex Wilkinson's studio in Shadow Hills, Los Angeles
Genre Instrumental rock, ambient
Length 42:04
Label Shrapnel
Producer Marty Friedman, Steve Fontano, Alex Wilkinson, Mike Varney
Marty Friedman chronology
True Obsessions

Introduction is the third studio album by guitarist Marty Friedman, released on November 8, 1994 through Shrapnel Records (United States) and Roadrunner Records (Europe), one week after his band Megadeth released Youthanasia.[1] It is also the second album to feature Megadeth bandmate Nick Menza on drums. It was also a family affair, with Nick's father Don Menza playing shakuhachi.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Robert Taylor at AllMusic gave Introduction 4.5 stars out of 5, calling it "An unexpected masterpiece in a genre that could use more releases such as this." The album was described as having built on the formula set out in Friedman's previous album, Scenes (1992), but "with more maturity and musical diversity. Themes are not just introduced and abandoned in favor of gratuitous technical noodling, rather the compositions are thoughtfully explored and brought to a natural conclusion."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Marty Friedman.

No. Title Length
1. "Arrival" 4:52
2. "Bittersweet" 5:27
3. "Be" 4:51
4. "Escapism" 9:14
5. "Luna" 5:17
6. "Mama" 3:55
7. "Loneliness" 4:08
8. "Siberia" 4:20
Total length: 42:04



  1. ^ "Discography". Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  2. ^ a b Taylor, Robert. "Introduction - Marty Friedman". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-11-10.

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