Strange Beautiful Music

Strange Beautiful Music
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 25, 2002 (2002-06-25)
RecordedEarly 2002
StudioThe Plant in Sausalito, California; Studio 21 in San Francisco
GenreInstrumental rock
ProducerJoe Satriani, Eric Caudieux, John Cuniberti
Joe Satriani chronology
Live in San Francisco
Strange Beautiful Music
The Electric Joe Satriani: An Anthology
Singles from Strange Beautiful Music
  1. "Starry Night"
    Released: June 10, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Strange Beautiful Music is the ninth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on June 25, 2002 through Epic Records;[2] a Super Audio CD edition was released on September 10.[3] The album reached No. 140 on the United States Billboard 200[4] and remained on that chart for a week,[5] as well as reaching the top 100 in four other countries.[6] "Starry Night" was released as a single on June 10[7] and received a nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards;[8] this being Satriani's twelfth such nomination. The title of Strange Beautiful Music is also the name of Satriani's publishing company.[9]

Release and tour

Recording for Strange Beautiful Music began in January 2002 and the title was announced on March 25.[7] Worldwide touring began in Europe in July, followed by North America in August–September, East Asia in October, additional dates in North America from November through to February 2003, Central America in March, and concluding in South America in April.[10]