Always with me, Always with you

Written By: Joe Satriani

Album: Surfing with the Alien

From the 20th Anniversary CD:
A love song, a song of remembrance, and a song that gains meaning for me each time I perform it. It took forever to record this piece because I knew it was the best melody I’d written for the album, and I wanted to get it right. By the time I had finished, I felt I’d just taught myself a new, more expressive way of playing a melody. Ballads are the toughest to perform, and if the song holds special meaning to you, as this one did to me, it makes it that much more difficult and cathartic. I think we came up with a very unique mix for this song, a mix that gave it a timeless quality. John, Jeff, and I struggled with it a bit until we got the idea that saving the kick drum for the “solo” section was the key. It suddenly turned into a unique and beautiful master mix.

From the Anthology:
ALWAYS WITH ME, ALWAYS WITH YOU: This is a love song, one of many dedicated to my wife Rubina. It's a simple bass line with some unexpected harmony on top that gives it a special quality to play over. With the arpeggiated chords and the syncopated melody, a kind of modern counterpoint arises. When we perform this one I am completely immersed in the feeling of every note and every phrase. It's both cathartic and reaffirming, as it was when we recorded it so many years ago.

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Album Media Track Duration Performance
Surfing with the Alien Surfing with the Alien - CD 4 3:20 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Surfing with the Alien (Legacy Edition) Surfing with the Alien (Legacy Edition) - CD 4 3:22 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Curly Joe Satarini Curly Joe Satarini - CD 1 1 8:53 Always with me, Always with you - Allans 1996
Luminous Guitar Giant Luminous Guitar Giant - CD 2 2 3:39 Always with me, Always with you - The Metro 1996
The Musty Professor - Thwakin' Thebarton Thwakin' Thebarton - CD 2 6 9:23 Always with me, Always with you - Thebarton 2008
The Extremist Tour Live 1993 The Extremist Tour Live 1993 - CD 10 3:48 Always with me, Always with you - Hammersmith Apollo 1993
Lead Guitar Lead Guitar - CD 9 3:29 Always with me, Always with you - The Spectrum 1988
Curly Joe Satarini Curly Joe Satarini - CD 2 2 3:40 Always with me, Always with you - The Palace 1996
Cotton Club Cotton Club - CD 2 4 3:20 Always with me, Always with you - Cotton Club 1988
Surf on this Earth Surf on this Earth - CD 11 3:33 Always with me, Always with you - Elysee Montmartre 1988
Seattle 1993 Seattle 1993 - CD 9 3:51 Always with me, Always with you - Seattle 1993
Killer Bee Bop at Bospop Killer Bee Bop at Bospop - CD 7 4:54 Always with me, Always with you - Bospop Festival 1996
City Lights City Lights - CD 1 11 3:54 Always with me, Always with you - City Lights Pavillion 2002
City Lights City Lights - CD 2 11 3:42 Always with me, Always with you - Fox Theatre 1996
Guitar Crying Guitar Crying - CD 5 3:46 Always with me, Always with you - Orpheum Theatre 1993
Elysee Montmartre Elysee Montmartre - CD 2 4 3:31 Always with me, Always with you - Elysee Montmartre 1988
Always with me, Always with you (Vinyl Single Promo) Always with me, Always with you - Vinyl Single Promo 1 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Always with me, Always with you (Vinyl Single) Always with me, Always with you - Vinyl Single 1 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Time Machine (Vinyl) Time Machine - Vinyl 3 3 3:40 Always with me, Always with you - Tower Theatre 1992
Silver Surfin Satriani (vinyl) Silver Surfin Satriani - Vinyl 3 Always with me, Always with you - California Theatre 1988
Surfing with the Alien (photo vinyl) Surfing with the Alien (photo vinyl) - Vinyl 4 3:20 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Surfing with the Alien (vinyl) Surfing with the Alien - Vinyl 4 3:20 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Definitive Collection Definitive Collection - CD 3 4 3:20 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Crystal Planet 2CD (including Rock Radio Staple) Crystal Planet 2CD - Rock Radio Staple 3 3:20 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Surfing with the Alien (UltraDisc) Surfing with the Alien (UltraDisc) - CD 4 3:22 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Surfing with the Alien (Legacy Edition) Surfing with the Alien (Legacy Edition) - DVD 10 Always with me, Always with you - Montreux Jazz Festival 1988
Always... (clear vinyl) Always...- Clear Vinyl 1 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Surfing with the Alien (Legacy Edition) Surfing with the Alien (Legacy Edition) - DVD 14 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Time Machine Time Machine - CD 2 7 3:40 Always with me, Always with you - Tower Theatre 1992
The Beautiful Guitar The Beautiful Guitar - CD 2 3:22 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Cool #9 Cool #9 - CD 2 2 3:50 Always with me, Always with you - House of Blues 1995
Fantastic Guitar Fantastic Guitar - CD 1 3:25 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Guitar Killer Guitar Killer - CD 5 3:30 Always with me, Always with you - San Diego Sports Arena 1988
Ultimate Collection Ultimate Collection - CD 2 3:26 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
The Electric Joe Satriani The Electric Joe Satriani - CD 1 3 3:22 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Paris 1990 Paris 1990 - CD 9 3:54 Always with me, Always with you - Le Zenith 1990
Two Sides Of... Two Sides Of... - CD 1 9 3:03 Always with me, Always with you - Cabaret 1988
The Mobster The Mobster - CD 5 3:40 Always with me, Always with you - Orpheum Theatre 1992
Always with you Always with You - CD 1 3:51 Always with me, Always with you - Golden Gate Park 1991
Boogie Man Boogie Man - CD 11 3:56 Always with me, Always with you - La Cartuja 1991
Surfing (Long Box) Surfing (Long Box) - CD 4 3:20 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Cool #3 Cool #3 - CD 2 2 3:47 Always with me, Always with you - Tokyo 1996
Europe 93 Europe 93 - CD 5 3:34 Always with me, Always with you - Europe 1993
Always with me, Always with you (Promo) Always with me, Always with you (Promo) - Vinyl 1 3:20 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Always with me, Always with you (Promo) Always with me, Always with you (Promo) - Vinyl 1 3:20 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
In The Studio In The Studio - CD 2 17:05 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
In The Studio In The Studio - CD 2 17:05 Hill of the Skull - STUDIO
In The Studio In The Studio - CD 2 17:05 Satch Boogie - STUDIO
Live from the Archives 7 Live from the Archives 7 - CD 6 Always with me, Always with you - Fantasy Studio 2000
A Rock Radio Staple A Rock Radio Staple - CD 3 3:20 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Joe Goes to War Joe Goes to War - CD 2 5 4:00 Always with me, Always with you - The Warfield 1998
Mind Storming the Gothic Mind Storming the Gothic - CD 2 5 3:49 Always with me, Always with you - Gothic Theatre 2002
King Biscuit Flower Hour King Biscuit Flower Hour - CD 3 25:43 Always with me, Always with you - California Theatre 1988
King Biscuit Flower Hour King Biscuit Flower Hour - CD 3 25:43 Hordes of Locusts - The California Theatre 1988
King Biscuit Flower Hour King Biscuit Flower Hour - CD 3 25:43 Satch Boogie - California Theatre 1988
King Biscuit Flower Hour King Biscuit Flower Hour - CD 3 25:43 Surfing with the Alien - California Theatre 1988
Surfing with the Alien (Promo) Surfing with the Alien (Promo) - CD 4 3:22 Always with me, Always with you - STUDIO
Satriani Live! Satriani Live! - CD 2 6 9:43 Always with me, Always with you - The Grove 2006
G3 Rockin in the Free World G3 Rockin in the Free World - CD 1 3 4:16 Always with me, Always with you - Uptown Theatre 2003