Is There Love in Space?

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Is There Love in Space?
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Studio album by Joe Satriani
Released April 13, 2004 (2004-04-13)[1]
Recorded Late 2003–early 2004[2] at The Plant Studios in Sausalito, California; Studio 21 in San Francisco
Genre Instrumental rock, hard rock
Length 58:08
Label Epic
Producer Joe Satriani
Joe Satriani chronology
G3: Rockin' in the Free World
(2004)
Is There Love in Space?
(2004)
G3: Live in Tokyo
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Is There Love in Space? is the tenth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on April 13, 2004 through Epic Records. The album reached No. 80 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]

Overview[edit]

Recording for Is There Love in Space? took place from late 2003 to early 2004[2] and the title was announced on March 22, 2004.[6] Notably, Satriani sings for the first time since his self-titled 1995 album Joe Satriani, on the songs "Lifestyle" and "I Like the Rain".

Coldplay plagiarism allegation[edit]

On December 4, 2008 a lawsuit was filed by Satriani accusing the band Coldplay of plagiarizing "substantial original portions" of his song "If I Could Fly" on their 2008 song "Viva la Vida".[7][8] The case was dismissed by the California Central District Court on September 14, 2009, with both parties allegedly agreeing to an undisclosed settlement.[9][10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Joe Satriani.

No. Title Length
1. "Gnaahh" 3:33
2. "Up in Flames" 4:33
3. "Hands in the Air" 4:27
4. "Lifestyle" 4:34
5. "Is There Love in Space?" 4:50
6. "If I Could Fly" 6:31
7. "The Souls of Distortion" 4:58
8. "Just Look Up" 4:50
9. "I Like the Rain" 4:00
10. "Searching" 10:07
11. "Bamboo" 5:45
Total length: 58:08

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 97
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 45
Greek Albums (IFPI)[14] 11
Italian Albums (FIMI)[15] 53
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 83
US Billboard 200[17] 80
US Top Internet Albums (Billboard)[3] 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Is There Love in Space? - Joe Satriani". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  2. ^ a b Satriani, Joe (2004-01-01). "Happy New Year!". satriani.com. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  3. ^ a b "Is There Love in Space? - Joe Satriani | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  4. ^ "Joe Satriani - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  5. ^ "Joe Satriani - Is There Love In Space? (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  6. ^ Satriani, Joe (2004-03-22). "Sound Clips for "Is There Love in Space"". satriani.com. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  7. ^ Leonard, Michael (2008-12-05). "Joe Satriani sues Coldplay". MusicRadar. Future Publishing. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  8. ^ "Guitarist Satriani accuses Coldplay of plagiarism". Reuters. Thomson Reuters. 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  9. ^ Kreps, Daniel (2009-09-16). "Satriani's "Viva La Vida" Copyright Suit Against Coldplay Dismissed". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  10. ^ "Coldplay copyright case 'settled'". BBC News. BBC. 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  11. ^ a b "Is There Love In Space?". satriani.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Joe Satriani – Is There Love In Space?" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Joe Satriani – Is There Love In Space?". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  14. ^ "Ελληνικό Chart" (in Greek). IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on June 30, 2004. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  15. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Joe Satriani – Is There Love In Space?". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Joe Satriani – Is There Love In Space?". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  17. ^ "Joe Satriani – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Joe Satriani. Retrieved 2015-07-28.

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