John Petrucci Solo Career
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May 16 2008, 11:09 PM
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Hello! There have probably been many topics discussing Dream Theater and what not, but I wanted to make this topic regarding his solo album, Suspended Animation. I usually don't like instrumentals that much, but after hearing "The Glasgow Kiss," I was blown away by the melodies, and then "Damage Control" is even better. I love how he incorporates riffs in his songs, it isn't just lead guitar, like most instrumentalists I have seen. I also love the many different genres he crosses, like on "Damage Control," he goes from the Middle Eastern part into some country riffs lol if that makes any sense, and then a country solo. "Jaws of Life" is amazing as well, the riffs are so sweet!

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May 16 2008, 11:16 PM
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This album is awesome, all his work is. The songs you mentioned do rule, i also like tunnel vision alot. Man, i could just name every song on the album here tongue.gif

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I haven't bought this stuff yet, but I will, because it's John Petrucci. I love that guys' sound, tonewise, as much as I am blown away by his chops! I own all the Dream Theater albums, except one , only because I haven't found it yet. I also have his instructional video, which is very good, as you probably know. A truly top-notch player!

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Suspended Animation is perfect. Petrucci shows us how instrumental music should be biggrin.gif

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May 17 2008, 02:16 AM
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QUOTE (FrankW @ May 16 2008, 11:59 PM) *
I haven't bought this stuff yet, but I will, because it's John Petrucci. I love that guys' sound, tonewise, as much as I am blown away by his chops! I own all the Dream Theater albums, except one , only because I haven't found it yet. I also have his instructional video, which is very good, as you probably know. A truly top-notch player!


Trust me, it is worth it!

Check it out, this is my favorite song so far off the album, I have only listened to 3 of the songs though. The other two easily rank in the top 10 instrumentals for me, though, they are The Glasgow Kiss and Jaws of Life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8pUqln36po

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May 17 2008, 02:43 AM
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QUOTE (shellshock1911 @ May 17 2008, 02:16 AM) *
Trust me, it is worth it!

Check it out, this is my favorite song so far off the album, I have only listened to 3 of the songs though. The other two easily rank in the top 10 instrumentals for me, though, they are The Glasgow Kiss and Jaws of Life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8pUqln36po

Really good song! I've heard it before, somewhere. John is not only technically ridiculous, he's also very musical. These guys that gig all the time are so good. Playing live is the key to becoming better faster. One of these days...

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One of the most amazing things for me is that he not only makes intrincated and very difficults stuff... he mixes it with wonderfull melodies in his songs. I like his solo album and also the Liquid Tension's albums. Petrucci is Great! smile.gif

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May 17 2008, 03:54 AM
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Suspended Animation is easily one of the most beautiful displays of musicianship ever.

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Fantastic album.
All songs are great, but my favourite songs are Damage Control (one of my favourite songs ever), Glasgow Kiss and Curve. I always woneder how someone comes up with so good stuff ^^

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I only heard some of Petrucci's solo stuff a week ago. I heard glasgow kiss and i was amazed by it, its such a great song. biggrin.gif

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nice album from Petrucci

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 16 2008, 11:28 PM) *
One of the most amazing things for me is that he not only makes intrincated and very difficults stuff... he mixes it with wonderfull melodies in his songs. I like his solo album and also the Liquid Tension's albums. Petrucci is Great! smile.gif

+1 John Petrucci is INCREDIBLE!!!

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Danilo Capezzuto
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Great hook on this album, great tone too. But I still prefer him in DT and LTE.

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QUOTE (Danilo Capezzuto @ May 18 2008, 10:35 AM) *
Great hook on this album, great tone too. But I still prefer him in DT and LTE.


Yes, maybe in DT or LTE Petrucci's work is more interesting but, I enjoy him always!! smile.gif

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John is one of the most talented guitarrists and his work is amazing. All in his stuff is very professional: technique, musicality, sound, compositions, etc. Love his stuff smile.gif

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I really like the guitar tones on "Suspended Animation", very tight and punchy smile.gif
Of course the music is also great biggrin.gif

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