"Three extremely talented and unique guitarists come together for one of the best concerts I've ever seen! Viewing this made me feel like I was on the front row! And the most amazing thing (besides the music) is that sells for just 10 bucks! Absolutely the wisest 10 bucks I've ever spent! I give it 15 stars! Some may think this is a contest to see who is the best but I don't look at it that way. SATRIANI, JOHNSON, AND VAI each bring something unique to the concert. G-3 LIVE IN CONCERT is a 3 song live playing of each artist and then they all jam together at the end in complete rapport and friendship. You can tell they all respect each other alot. The running time is 75 minutes of "glued to your seat" entertainment! NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' 'BOUT!Here are the songs in order: SATRIANI plays 1) Cool No9 2) Flying In A Blue Dream and 3) Summer Sky. The second is my favorite. JOHNSON plays second. His songs are 1) Intro Song 2) Manhattan and 3) SRV (Which is dedicated to the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughn.) The second is my favorite. VAI plays last. His songs are 1) Answers 2) For The Love Of God and 3) The Attitude Song. Again the second song is my favorite."THE JAM SONGS" (FEATURING ALL 3 G-3'S) are: 1) Going Down 2) My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama and 3) Red House (in honor of the late, great Jimi Hendrix.) The third song is my favorite.I highly and whole-heartedly recommend this videotape--incredible sound, very entertaining, diverse, and fun to view. You will not be disappointed; trust me! BUY THIS NOW! DON'T MISS IT! There isn't a single boring moment or bad song; these guys ROCK! It will make you a fan of all three if you aren't already!"
A wonderful video
Edward Gordon Brown | 11/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson. They are three great musicians. I agree, that three songs each is too little, but then again, with those three songs they really make a solid statement in being great at what they do. Eric Johnson is indeed a remarkable guitar player with an extraordinarly clean sound, you can hear each individual note he plays, even when he plays. His "Manhattan" has one of the nicest solos I've heard.In reality it is unfair to say which one of the three is "the best". My brother, mother and I sat down together to watch this video. When Steve Vai played "For the love of God" there were two things my mother said that I distinctly remember. She saw his expression as he played, and said: "You can see he clearly loves his sound. That is very important." It really is, and he really does. That song is one of the most powerful and sentimental songs I've ever heard. She also said something else: "It seems like to him the guitar is a fruit, out of which he squeezes all music possible."I've been a fan of Joe Satriani's ever since I've heard him, what, ten years ago, and he still is my favorite, I think. The sound of his Ibanez is fierce, a "nasty" sound...which I really really like. "Flying in a blue dream" is beautiful and touching. "Cool #9" is a real funky, bluesy tune which is also very good, but he really outdoes himself with "Summer Song". When the 3 get together- especially when playing "Red House"...it's a real excellent piece. This is a definite crowd pleaser, for sure."
M. Puziss | Frederick, MD United States | 10/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love to listen to any album with good guitar playing,except for classical.It's not that it isn't good,I just don't like it.I checked out the CD and decided that it would be more fun to watch on DVD.Here is my review of each guitarist on here:
Joe Satriani starts off the show.He is the guitarist I was most familiar with before buying the CD and DVD.He plays the songs "Cool No.9","Flying in a Blue Dream,"and "Summer Song".The third one is my favorite.He is my all time favorite guitarist(Vai is second).
Eric Johnson is next.He is the guitarist I was least familiar with.He is the most melodic guitarist here.On here,he plays the songs "Intro Song,Manhattan,and "SRV".On the CD,he plays "Zap","Manhattan",and "Camel's Night Out".Manhattan is my favorite on both.I like it because it sounds jazzy.
Steve Vai closes this show.He is probably my second favorite guitarist on here.He is definitely the most of a showman.Plus he has "The Incredible" Mike Keneally on guitar and keyboards.He plays the songs "Answers","For The Love of God",and "Attitude Song".In "Attitude Song",him and Mike Keneally duel with each other,and Keneally is just as fast.
Last becomes the best moment of all.All 3 "G's" jam together!They play the Freddie King/Jeff Beck classic "Going Down",the Frank Zappa classic "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama",and a nine minute blues workout on the Jimi Hendrix classic "Red House".The second is my favorite.Joe sings the first song,Steve and Keneally sing the second,and Eric sings the last.None of them can really sing.I can't wait to go to G3 '03 with Yngwie Malmsteen instead of Eric Johnson.
P.S.I went there.It was awesome,but this concert was better.I missed Eric Johnson.Yngwie's licks sounded mostly the same,and the three man jams were EXTREMELY loud."
Raw Guitar, Refined Music
Arun Saini | Atlanta, GA United States | 02/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this DVD from the lead guitarist in my band for my birthday. It is simply amazing. It is definitely all about the music, just like G3 was supposed to be. The menus are simple, the DVD loads up to the title screen extremely fast, and then you jump straight into the music. Some people complain about the lack of mixing on this DVD. That's BS... they don't mix it because it isn't needed. You can easily distinguish between the artists different sounds, and still get the live sound that you should. I would highly recommend this DVD to any guitarist, as well as any Satriani, Vai, or Johnson fan. And hearing all three of them jam together at gives this DVD an even more amazing value."
You've heard them, now see them!
Guybert | 07/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What an excellent video! Joe, Steve and Eric each do amazing sets on their own and then they come together at the end for three songs that you will never hear them play individually. Awesome! Plus, you get to see Mike Keneally, who played rhythm guitar with Vai, who really impressed me. I'd heard his name before, but I didn't know he was so good. I'd love to see one of Vai's concerts and watch these two duel it out. Also on this video, you will see how perfect Eric Johnson is when he plays live. It's so precise that it almost sounds like he's in the studio. Great selection of songs by him, by the way (his opening song is also different than on the album). Joe's selection of songs is good too, and fans will appreciate how he changes licks on tour so the songs will always surprise people. Steve could have picked better songs, though. "For the Love of God" is great, but "The Attitude Song" doesn't showcase his amazing talent (though this version is better than the album version by far). In conclusion, you will definitely not be disappointed if you buy this. The picture quality is good and the sound quality is even better. It is an impressive video that should belong in any music lovers collection."