Unstoppable Momentum

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Unstoppable Momentum
Joe Satriani - 2013 - Unstoppable Momentum.jpg
Studio album by Joe Satriani
Released May 7, 2013 (2013-05-07)[1]
Recorded Late 2012 – early 2013 at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California;[2] Studio 21 in San Francisco
Genre Instrumental rock
Length 44:58
Label Epic
Producer Joe Satriani, Mike Fraser
Joe Satriani chronology
Satchurated: Live in Montreal
(2012)Satchurated: Live in Montreal2012
Unstoppable Momentum
(2013)
Shockwave Supernova
(2015)Shockwave Supernova2015
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Liverpool Sound and Vision 9/10 stars[3]
Premier Guitar 4/5 stars[4]
Ultimate Classic Rock 8/10 stars[5]

Unstoppable Momentum is the fourteenth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on May 7, 2013 through Epic Records. The album reached No. 42 on the U.S. Billboard 200[6] and remained on that chart for three weeks,[7] as well as reaching the top 100 in nine other countries.[8]

Release and tour[edit]

Recording for Unstoppable Momentum took place from late 2012 to early 2013 and the title was announced on February 21.[2][9] The track listing and cover art were revealed on March 19.[10] A full-length preview of "A Door into Summer" was made available at Premier Guitar on April 8, along with a review of the album.[4] Touring began in Europe in May–July, followed by North America in August–October.[11][12]

During recording, Satriani collaborated with Jane's Addiction bassist and noted session musician Chris Chaney. Regarding the recording process, Chaney noted, "[It] was great. I was very fortunate to get a call to do some recording with him. A great keyboardist and all-around multi-instrumentalist named Mike Keneally, who had played with Frank Zappa forever, and then the drummer, one of my favorites of all time, named Vinnie Colaiuta, who plays with Jeff Beck and countless other amazing musicians, we went up to Skywalker Ranch, up in the Bay area, for about two weeks and we just cut a song or two a day. Joe is a prolific musician and incredibly cool and it was a lot of fun. I really enjoy sometimes stepping out of L.A. to do a project like that."[13]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Joe Satriani.

No. Title Length
1. "Unstoppable Momentum" 5:14
2. "Can't Go Back" 3:58
3. "Lies and Truths" 4:44
4. "Three Sheets to the Wind" 3:22
5. "I'll Put a Stone on Your Cairn" 1:42
6. "A Door into Summer" 4:16
7. "Shine On American Dreamer" 4:46
8. "Jumpin' In" 5:11
9. "Jumpin' Out" 3:51
10. "The Weight of the World" 5:07
11. "A Celebration" 2:47
Total length: 44:58

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 60
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 82
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 133
Croatian International Albums (HDU)[17] 25
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[18] 36
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[19] 59
French Albums (SNEP)[20] 77
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[21] 67
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[22] 17
Italian Albums (FIMI)[23] 61
Scottish Albums (OCC)[24] 43
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[25] 70
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 54
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 32
UK Albums (OCC)[28] 44
UK Download Albums (OCC)[29] 90
UK Physical Albums (OCC)[30] 41
US Billboard 200[31] 42
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[32] 7
US Top Album Sales (Billboard)[33] 42
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[34] 1
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[35] 12

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Webmaster (2013-02-20). "New Album & Tour!". satriani.com. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  3. ^ Hall, Ian D. (2013-04-29). "Joe Satriani, Unstoppable Momentum. Album Review." Liverpool Sound and Vision. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  4. ^ a b Shadrick, Jason (2013-04-08). "Album Review: Joe Satriani - "Unstoppable Momentum"". Premier Guitar. Gearhead Communications. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
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  24. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  25. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Joe Satriani – Unstoppable Momentum". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  26. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Joe Satriani – Unstoppable Momentum". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
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  30. ^ "Official Physical Albums Chart Top 100 (2013-05-12)". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-07-15. 
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  34. ^ "Joe Satriani Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  35. ^ "Joe Satriani Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.

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