A year earlier, Satriani released his first full album Not Of This Earth, and a buzz was building. Good friend and former student Steve Vai talked Joe up to the media. The time was right to made a grand statement.
Joe Satriani says:
“I truly believed it would be the last record anyone would ever let me make. If it were not for the support from co-producer John Cuniberti and Relativity Records A&R man Cliff Cultreri, I would have given up before it was finished.
“Once again, it was listening back to a late night, early morning mix that changed everything. The song was Echo, and John’s mix was magical. We were downstairs at Hyde Street Studios, 4:30am, and I just kept pushing ‘play,’ over and over again.
"It was a life-changing moment. That recording showed me the way to my future."