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Doph
(Kristoffer Davidsen)
Sun Jun 20 '04
Konserthuset
Oslo, , NO
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sat Aug 28 '04
9:51 am
MAAAAAAN!!!!!! THIS WAS GREAT!!!!!! KEEP ON ROCKING IN A FREE WORLD!!!!

banan Sun Jun 20 '04
Konserthuset
Oslo, , NO
Rank: 7 Posted:
Mon Jul 26 '04
12:09 pm
This was the fourth time I saw Satriani and the second Vai. Robert played some 30 minutes of what sound like a guitarsynth or he used a sampler and looped back parts of what he was playing. For me it sounded like Vangelis and not like a guitar player. It was ok but 30 minutes was long enough. Vai played excellent as always and it is also great to watch Tony Macalphine and Billy Sheehan. Oslo Konserthus is a hall for mostly classic music and where everyone are sitting. So it is not as mutch respons from the audience as on a normal rock concert. I saw Vai i Oslo on the "Ultra Zone" tour (2000) and that concert is one of the greatest. They even dropped some glitter from the celing at the finale of the concert. I also have seen Satriani on the "Flying In A Blue Dream" tour and these solo concerts are to me a lot more fun. Well back to 2004. Vai played excellent and the songs was ok and a great finale with "For The Love Of God". But I would like to hear "Blue powder", "Salamanders in the sun", "Liberty", "The Riddle" and so on... My "guitar god" is Satriani and I like him because he plays very bluesy and have that Hendrix tone in mutch of his solos. In this concert the best was the extended jam-ending of "Always With Me..", "Is There Love In Space" sounded very "cosmic melodic" and "Searching" is a great blues/Hendrix jam song. I wished he could play "Memories" because I have heard some very nice improvised live versions of that song. The jam at the end of the show was ok, maybe a little short. Best song was "Ice 9" and that King Crimson tune. I say hello to my friend Stein who also wrote a review of this concert. And I hope Satriani got the message: "please play Memories next time in Norway" THANKS! :)

Stein Sun Jun 20 '04
Konserthuset
Oslo, , NO
Rank: 7 Posted:
Mon Jun 21 '04
9:12 am

The show started out with Robert Fripp playing for about 30 minutes. It was interresting in the beginning, however 30 minutes of what sounded like the same "song" was a little too much for me. He could have put more variations in what he played, and also if someone would bother to carry him out on the scene it would have been much more interresting. Next out was Steve Vai. As usual, he and his band did a GREAT show. Definately the highlight of the night. After the break, Joe came on with his band, and also gave a stunning performance, however I wish he would have played more of his older songs, but ofcourse understand he wanted to present his new album. The G3 jam was also great, but again, they should have put Robert Fripp on the stage too, so he could be part of the band. It was more like G2 + the guy back there.

As a general comment, the sound was not very impressive at this show. Most of the time it was way too loud, and very "grumsy", specially Joe's vocals, and when soloing in the lower register on the guitar. Joe and Steve was also too loud during Robert's solos at the G3 jam. Anyway, great show. Enjoy!

hp29
(Hans Petter Johnsen)
Sun Jun 20 '04
Konserthuset
Oslo, , NO
Rank: 8 Posted:
Mon Jun 21 '04
7:06 am
Major ups and minor downs from G3. Robert Fripp delivered some music that isolated could be mighty interesting. But he couldn't connect with the crowd and they soon gave up on him. Steve Vai took the audience by storm immediately by bringing in a huge grin and his three-neck masterpiece. His show was breathtaking, though the sound was poor. Steve Vai played some of his most brilliant tunes for the norwegian audience and surely deserved the standing ovation after finishing off with "For the Love of God". Satch got on the stage after a brake and I immediately got goosebumbs! He delivered a great show and excited the fans with many improvised solos. Especcially "Always With Me, Always With You" got a new touch of Satch's magic. Nevertheless, "Searching" was THE song of the night in my humble opinion. The jam was just as breathtaking as one could have expected, and "Ice 9" showed that Robert Fripp could approach Satch and Vai's style with his amazing solo. After "Red", the G3 ended the evening with a L O N G version of "Rockin' in the Free World". The sound was annoying at some points of the jam, and makes the character lower than it could have been with a better sound crew. Enjoy the show, all G3 fans in GB, France and Espaņa!

MrMr
(Anders Solberg)
Sun Jun 20 '04
Konserthuset
Oslo, , NO
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Jun 21 '04
3:14 am

It was great! I`m not into Robert Fripp`s music so I was a little dissapointed about him,but under the jam,he showed some great stuff!:D Second on stage was Mr.Stevie Vai,and you could tell by the audience that Norway loves him! He played absolute fantastic and he also has the best band. And they had a really great show! So to my personal hero,Mr.Joe Satriani. My god.Stunning.Breathtaking.Fantastic. He played my three favourite songs,Always With Me,Always With You.Satch Boogie, and Flying in a blue dream. And he played them O.K. (just kidding,he is the God;).)

The jam. I was impressed. The first song in the jam (don`t remember exactly,but think it was Ice9) was great. I really enjoyed that Fripp had a great solo. The King Crimson jam, and Rockin in the free world, just concluded that these 3 guitarist are one of the greatest. And to Joe, come back to Norway soon, and do a solo show!:D

ZnakeByte
(Kristoffer Amundsen)
Sun Jun 20 '04
Konserthuset
Oslo, , NO
Rank: 9 Posted:
Mon Jun 21 '04
1:37 am

The G3 consert was great. Mr Fripp was sitting so far to the left on the stage, that we could not see him (he sat behind some rack-tower or something), and the sound was not optimal because we were sitting a bit off to the left.

But else; Both Satriani and Vai delivered the goods, and it was nice to hear so many tracks from the new album "Is there love in space?". Also a very good selection from Steve Vai!

Good work, both thumbs up, one of the best weekends I've had for a very long time ;-)


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