Joe Satriani Announces 'Stripped x Three' Backing Tracks Compilation
Watch Steve Vai, Lari Basilio, Sammy Hagar and more try their hand at jamming over some of the tracks.
Joe Satriani has announced Stripped x Three, a compilation of backing tracks from the full track listings of three of his albums - Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards, Is There Love in Space? and this year's Shapeshifting.
Prior to the announcement, Satch managed to recruit the likes of Steve Vai, Lari Basilio, Bumblefoot, Phil Collen, Sammy Hagar and more to jam over some of the tracks themselves on camera.
You can check out snippets of their efforts in the video below.
The album comes with a digital booklet featuring original liner notes and credits - all packaged within a replica Joe Satriani Ibanez signature guitar USB stick and custom case.
“Each album project I undertake pushes me to discover new ways to write, play, produce and record," Satriani said. "I love the journey as much as the end result. With this compilation of backing tracks you get to peek behind the curtain a bit and experience that journey as I built the songs in the studio. And, of course, you can play along!”
Joe Satriani's Stripped x Three is set for a November release. To preorder the package, step right this way (opens in new tab).
We all love playing to stripped tracks, and now @chickenfootjoe is releasing a gold mine of naked delights. Three of his albums are being released without the melody or solo guitars, and he sent me the gorgeous “Teardrops” to play a little over. Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/7br1kwRsetSeptember 15, 2020
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