Joe Satriani (album)

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Joe Satriani
Studio album by Joe Satriani
Released October 1995 (1995-10)
Recorded The Site; H.O.S. Recording; Coast Recorders in San Francisco; Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California
Genre Instrumental rock, blues rock
Length 60:18
Label Relativity
Producer Glyn Johns
Joe Satriani chronology
Time Machine
(1993)Time Machine1993
Joe Satriani
G3: Live in Concert
(1997)G3: Live in Concert1997
Singles from Joe Satriani
  1. "Look My Way"
    Released: 1995[1]
  2. "(You're) My World" / "If" / "Slow Down Blues"
    Released: 1995[2]
  3. "Luminous Flesh Giants"
    Released: 1996[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[4]

Joe Satriani is the self-titled sixth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released in October 1995 through Relativity Records.[4] The album reached No. 51 on the U.S. Billboard 200[5] and remained on that chart for seven weeks,[6] as well as reaching the top 100 in four other countries.[7] "(You're) My World" was released as a single, reaching No. 30 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart[5] and receiving a nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 1997 Grammy Awards;[8] this being Satriani's seventh such nomination.


The album is a slight departure from Satriani's previous instrumental rock stylings, instead showcasing a more laid back, blues-laden sound with less reliance on effects and overdubs.[4] Recorded in the space of a few weeks, Satriani also relinquished his usual production duties to Glyn Johns (of Led Zeppelin, The Who and The Rolling Stones fame).[9] "S.M.F." stands for "Sick Mother Fucker".[10]


Joe Satriani has been reissued twice. The first was on June 16, 2008 as part of the Original Album Classics box set,[11] and most recently as part of The Complete Studio Recordings, released on April 22, 2014 through Legacy Recordings; this is a box set compilation containing remastered editions of every Satriani studio album from 1986 to 2013.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Joe Satriani.

No. Title Length
1. "Cool #9" 6:00
2. "If" 4:49
3. "Down, Down, Down" 6:13
4. "Luminous Flesh Giants" 5:55
5. "S.M.F." 6:43
6. "Look My Way" 4:01
7. "Home" 3:27
8. "Moroccan Sunset" 4:23
9. "Killer Bee Bop" 3:48
10. "Slow Down Blues" 7:25
11. "(You're) My World" 3:56
12. "Sittin' 'Round" 3:38
Total length: 60:18


Chart performance[edit]


Year Chart Position
1995 New Zealand albums chart 27[7]
Finnish albums chart 34[7]
Swiss albums chart 36[7]
Billboard 200 51[5]
Dutch albums chart 66[7]


Year Title Chart Position
1995 "(You're) My World" Billboard Mainstream Rock 30[5]


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[13] 256,422[14]


Event Title Award Result
1997 Grammys "(You're) My World" Best Rock Instrumental Performance Nominated[8]


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  2. ^ "Joe Satriani – (You're) My World". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  3. ^ "Joe Satriani – Luminous Flesh Giants". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  4. ^ a b c Haney, Shawn M. "Joe Satriani - Joe Satriani". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  5. ^ a b c d "Joe Satriani - Joe Satriani | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  6. ^ "Joe Satriani - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Joe Satriani - Joe Satriani (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  8. ^ a b "39th Grammy Awards - 1997". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  9. ^ "Joe Satriani - Press Release". Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  10. ^ "Joe Factiods and Tidbits". Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  11. ^ "Original Album Classics - Joe Satriani". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  12. ^ Bosso, Joe (2014-04-08). "Joe Satriani talks The Complete Studio Recordings album by album | Surfing With The Alien (1987)". MusicRadar. Future Publishing. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Joe Satriani – Joe Satriani". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  14. ^ "Sludge Scan For December 1999". Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 

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