G3 Live In Denver Review

artist: G3 date: 08/22/2006 category: dvd

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G3: G3 Live In Denver
Release Date: February 24, 2004
If musical notes were gold nuggets, then King Midas would look like a pauper next to Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Yngwie Malmsteen. Performing both individually and together in this 112-minute concert, the three hard rock guitarists prove their virtuosity beyond a doubt.
 Sound: 9.7
 Content: 9.3
 Production Quality: 7.3
 Overall Impression: 9
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overall: 8.8
G3 Live In Denver Reviewed by: mccabe24, on may 24, 2006
1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sound: For this tour, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani got together with Yngwie Malmsteen for an all star shred-fest. You would be hard pressed to find a better combination of shredders to play together! On this DVD you will see and hear everything from classic rock to Paganinni like classical music. Malmsteen is at his best during this video and was in my mind, the best of the three. // 10

Content: This DVD featured 3 songs by each guitar player and three G3 jams at the end. The G3 Jams are where all 3 players come on stage and perform a song. This is a live concert DVDs and it has a few little sceines of the players talking to fans and signing autographs. The set list is amazing, but I will let you see it for youself when you watch it. // 9

Production Quality: This is probably the downfall of the DVD. Maybe I just have a lousy copy, but the picture quality and sharpness of the DVD isn't nearly as good as the G3 from Tokyo (Vai, Satch and John Petrucci). At the begining, when the G3 logo comes on, it looks like it was filmed by some fan on his cell phone and later edited on his computer. But the guitar playing more then makes up for the video quality. // 7

Overall Impression: The three main reasons to buy this DVD are the G3 jams. Satch, Vai and Yngwie all go onstage together to play 3 songs: Keep on Rockin in the Free World, some song that I forgot the title to and Voodoo Child. They are all amazing and each guitar player sings on one of the songs! If it were stolen, I would hunt whoever stole it down and smash one of my cheap guitars over his head. Oh yeah. And I would take my DVD back. // 9

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overall: 9.8
G3 Live In Denver Reviewed by: Shreddin 4 Life, on july 07, 2006
0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sound: These 3 guys are arguably the most talented guitarists of all time: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai & Yngwie J. Malmsteen. Basically, I was familiar with all 3 of them before I decided to get the DVD and I did not regret it at all. In fact, I watch it all the time and still get blown away by the performances on there. If you like any of their talents on the guitar, this DVD is definitely for you. Of all of the G3 performances, this one is inarguably the best one, and probably won't be beaten any time soon by another one. Furthermore, the diversity in the sound of this concert is unmatched, from a bluesey/rock-based sound, to some clean jazzy progressions, and of course, Yngwie's signature neo-classical shred. // 10

Content: One of the coolest features of this DVD is the "Fretcam" feature. Basically, each of the guitarists does a song where they play an unaccompanied solo, and has a camera follow the fretboard while they play. Other features include your basic sound options ans so on. These LIVE performances are very well though out, highly improvised and exteremely easy to get into. The set list is excellent, and the CD version even has a different set of tracks so that fans won't get bored of listening & watching the same performance! // 10

Production Quality: Production is immaculate on this DVD, especially considering it's all from a single show. The angles are very well thought out and give a lot of insight. As you could imagine, the concentration is at least 85% on the guitar players so if you're not a guitarist, the DVD won't necessarily be a huge thing for you, but then again if you're not a guitar fan, why else would you be watching this DVD now would you? // 9

Overall Impression: This, being the 2nd installment of the G3 series, it obviously destroyed the first all around the block. In my opinion, the Yngwie Malmsteen section is the most entertaining and impressive performance. He has a great stage presence and his chops are unmatched even by Satch and Vai! Furthermore, his set list is just unbelievable and watching him play the first time around compelled me to rewind a lot of his soling sections just to try and get a glipmse of what he was doing. Just the same though, Satriani & Vai both pulled off some mind-boggling passages and solos as well, so fans of either of this trio will be very easily pleased. If someone bothered to steal it or worse, I lost it, I would jump over a cliff just to get another copy! // 10

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overall: 8
G3 Live In Denver Reviewed by: SRV16, on august 22, 2006
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Sound: They were all awesome, No story was attatched to the DVD. Although there was a few minutes of Steve Vai meeting fans and things of that nature. It was all really good bluesy rocky metally music, and Yngwie Malmsteens neoclassical guitar rocked. Steve Vai's 3 necked guitar was amazing, he played an amazing song. Beautiful. One of Steve's best songs ever. // 9

Content: DVD offered subtitles and the whole conceert in one or each artist separatley, or each song separatley. It's a live concertt. Joe Satriani kicked things off with his signature Satch Boogie, which was a great opener because it got the croud on their feet. Then he got out his harmonica and played guitar and harmonica simultaneously in The Extremist, it was an awesome song, he then played a nice melody called Starry Night and then played a classic, Midnight. He finished with The Mystical Potatoe Head Groove Thing. Then Steve Vai came on with a triple necked guitar and played I Know You're Here, it was the best piece of the night. Then he followed it with Juice and I'm The Hell Outta Here. And some others, Yngwie Malmsteens set was incredible but he wasn't as good as the other 2, they all came on at the end and played Little Wing and Voodoo Chile. It was excellent. // 9

Production Quality: Production Quality was decent although no real Techonologies or tricks. But Vai's triple guitar was amazing. And there was an awe-inspiring light show during the concert. Production Quality could only be described as adequate nothing special about it really, it was perfectly fine but nothing really stood out. // 6

Overall Impression: It's a great album it is the 2nd best of their concerts. The most impressive thing is the jam at the end featuring Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen, it was the highlight of the DVD. I loved Satriani and Steve's sets, and I didn't hate anything about it, if it was stolen I'd probably buy something else maybe a Satriani concert or Steve Vai on their own. // 8

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