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Time Machine 5:07
The Mighty Turtle Head 5:11
All Alone 4:21
Banana Mango 2 6:02
Thinking of You 3:55
Crazy 4:04
Speed of Light 5:12
Baroque 2:16
Dweller on the Threshold 4:12
Banana Mango 2:42
Dreaming #11 3:36
I am Become Death 3:56
Saying Goodbye 2:53
Woodstock Jam 16:07

Satch Boogie 3:58
Summer Song 6:01
Flying in a Blue Dream 5:24
Cryin' 6:26
The Crush of Love 5:48
Tears in the Rain 1:50
Always With Me, Always With You 3:40
Big Bad Moon 5:23
Surfing with the Alien 4:39
Rubina 6:42
Circles 4:14
Drum Solo 2:15
Lords of Karma 5:43
Echo 7:49


MAK'S REVIEW: It was after I purchased this 2 CD set that I became a die-hard Satriani fan. Time Machine is simply an amazing album. The first album consists mostly of unreleased material, although there are some tracks ("Dreaming #11" and "I am Become Death") that are from previous records. My personal favorites on the first CD are "Time Machine", "The Mighty Turtle Head", "Thinking of You", "Crazy", "Speed of Light", and "Dweller on the Threshold". The second CD is definitely the better of the two. Consisting of Satch classics recorded live in various locations, It has many great songs that are fun to listen to and fun to play along with if you play guitar. The CD not only showcases Joe's B-side tracks, but also his ability to improvise when he plays in concert. Definitely one of Joe's finest works.

Star Rating (out of 5): *****

EVAN'S REVIEW: Time Machine is pretty incredible. The first album consists of previously unreleased material including the hard rock of Dweller on the Treshold, Crazy, a song with lyrics and one of my personal favorites, the melodic and almost mysterious tune of the title track, along with the other original and diverse tracks. CD 1 ends of in somewhat of a weak way with the somewhat-too-long Woodstock Jam, but all is well. CD 2 cannot be put into words. All of Satch's greatest classics, all live, and all bigger than life! Not only are some of his greatest hits all together, but some add an extra punch with the live recording, and there are some additions (such as the trem action before Circles) to great classics. Joe plays Big Bad Moon, one of his best live numbers, and a larger-than-life version of Surfing with the Alien. There are a few extras as well such as the Drum Solo. This CD has it all, and I can't say enough about it, but I think the second disc is far superior to the first.

Star Rating (Out of 5): **** 1/2


Entertainment Weekly (10/15/93)
...[TIME MACHINE] gives a portrait of an artist who is both tough and tender...

Musician (2/94)
...TIME MACHINE is an album which neatly documents [Satriani's] dual natures: the lab-bound tinkerer and the live arena crowd pleaser, the wild beast and the melodious crooner....

A review by critic Stuart Maconie ( Emap Consumer Magazines Limited. For personal use only.)
The boyish Joe Satriani is that rarest of phenomena, the unknown superstar. He's revered by his disciples, yet his name brings forth shrugs even from those who proclaim an interest in rock. Joe Satriani's expanding cult is based around the man's undeniable and extraordinary way with an electric guitar. A few moments of his (largely instrumental) music is enough to convince that he has technique to burn, although he sometimes lacks the musical ear to go with his thrillingly dextrous hands. Time Machine is a massive two-hour compendium of rarities, new material and live stuff from his recent world tour and it's sporadically excellent-the smouldering version of Billie Holiday's All Alone, the limpid Thinking Of You or the liquid delightful Baroque-but to enjoy these involves listening to what appears to be the theme from Baywatch over and over again. When Satch lives dangerously, as in the lengthy, atonal musings of Woodstock Jam, he shows that there's certainly more to him than the satin tour jacket and the axe-hero grimace.

Some consumer reviews:
~This is just a great CD of the kind of music Joe has used us to listen but exploring with more depth the capabilities of his amazing creativity.

~With Time Machine, Joe Satriani serves up a lively mix of old and new studio tracks as well as a series of scorching live tracks. Disc 1 features some new studio tracks as well as some pieces left off previous albums. While Satriani really shows off his vast array of technique on several tracks, it is when he reins in his impulse to let the solos rip that he really shines. This is not to say that some technique pieces don't shine, such as delicate "Banana Mango" and the searing "Speed of Light." However, for live music junkies such as myself, disc two offers the Satriani fan with a great show minus the visuals. What will amaze is that many of the techniques that enchant listeners on studio albums are acutally recreated live. The disc starts with the wild rides of "Satch Boogie" and "Summer Song." Again, when Satriani reins in his tendency to let fly with mind bending technique-driven solos is when the live music really shi! ! nes. "Flying in a Blue Dream," one of Satriani's most ethereal tracks on a studio album comes across with restrained elegance in this live version. Joe Satriani is sadly one of the most unrecognizable names in the guitar universe. "Time Machine" will show Satriani novices the wide range of skills and tastes he possesses while still thrilling those of us who enjoy his music. This double CD carries exactly what the name implies, a journey through Satriani's musical evolution, from the wild rides of fiery guitar expos of early tracks to the more restrained, musically connected pieces of later albums. It also assuages the yearnings of those who love Satriani's studio work as well as those of us who think live music is the only true test of a musicians abilities.