Perhaps it’s because he’s been rocking out with part-time supergroup Chickenfoot, but Satriani returns with his most accessible album since 1992’s The Extremist.
Because, make no mistake, this is a rock and roll album.
A new collection of instrumentals is highlighted by A Door Into Summer (a cousin of hallmark Summer Song), the driving Lies And Truths and freeway radio anthem A Celebration.
Three Sheets To The Wind is a playful blues boogie and Jumpin’ Out a nod to Jeff Beck.
Satriani plays Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Thursday, June 13.
The show, with special guest blues guitarist Matt Schofield, is part of Satriani’s first UK tour since the Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards Tour 2010.