Joe Satriani’s ‘Surfing with the Alien’ is his second album (and one of his most successful) released on December 10, 1987 by Relativity Records.
Track Listing : 1.Surfing With The Alien (Joe Satriani) – 04:20 . 2.Ice 9 (Joe Satriani) – 04:00 . 3.Crushing Day (Joe Satriani) – 05:16 . 4.Always With Me, Always With You (Joe Satriani) – 03:20 . 5.Satch Boogie (Joe Satriani) – 03:10 . 6.Hill Of The Skull (Joe Satriani) – 01:46 . 7.Circles (Joe Satriani) – 03:27 . 8.Lords Of Karma (Joe Satriani) – 04:46 . 9.Midnight (Joe Satriani) – 01:42 . 10.Echo (Joe Satriani) – 05:38
Musicians : Bongo Bob Smith – Drum Programming, Percussion . Jeff Campitelli – Drums, Percussion . John Cuniberti – Percussion
Production : Produced By Joe Satriani, John Cuniberti . Jeff Kreegar – Pre-Production Programming And Sound Design . John Cuniberti – Engineer . Bernie Grundman – Mastering . George Marino – Mastering
Package : David Bett – Art Direction . Jim Kozlowski – Cover Art Concept . Jeff Kreeger – Main Personnel, Programming . Matt Resnicoff – Liner Notes . Christine Wilson – Design . Neil Zlozower – Photography
Recorded 1987 At Alpha And Omega Recording, Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco, California.
Released On December 10, 1987 by Relativity Records.
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