Eric Johnson is on the short list of all-time guitar heroes, but his creative path has taken some interesting twists and turns. He has earned critical and commercial success, a Grammy, accolades from his peers and unabashed devotion from his fans. However, his story as a guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer is not a "typical" one. But this three-decade journey has led to his new 2005 Favored Nations studio album "Bloom". The CD features 16 new songs ranging the stylistic gamut, which has always been Johnson's approach on his solo albums. He is one of the precious few musicians to fully succeed artistically and commercially with this philosophy. The rock 'n' roll raveup "Summer Jam" fits comfortably alongside the bright Bob Dylan cover "My Back Pages," the hypnotic "Sea Secret," lyrically provocative "Sad Legacy" and the rollicking country jam "Tribute to Jerry Reed." His already-astonishing gifts as a songwriter and producer, in addition to his jaw-dropping guitar technique, have grown substantially on this album. "Bloom" will appeal to Johnson's longtime fans while also bringing new ones into the fold.
|03:47||My Back Pages||Vocal|
|04:30||Good To Me||Instrumental|
|02:21||12 To 12 Vibe||Instrumental|
|07:26||From My Heart||Vocal|
|02:13||Cruise The Nile||Instrumental|
|02:27||Tribute To Jerry Reed||Instrumental|
|06:08||Your Sweet Eyes||Vocal|
|Eric Johnson||Guitars, Bass, Piano, Vocals, Lap Steel, Percussion, Synth, Rhodes Electric Piano, Electric Sitar, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Piano, Background Vocals, Production|
|Tal Bergman||Drums, Engineering|
|Tommy Taylor||Drums, Percussion|
|Bill Maddox||Drums, Drum Loops, Percussion, Engineering|
|Chris Maresh||Bass, Acoustic Bass|
|Tony Phillips||Drums, Bass, Synth, Engineering, Mixing|
|Salvatore Banzar La Rocca||Harp|
|Adrian Legg||Guitar Solo on "Tribute To Jerry Reed"|
|Steve Barber||Additional Vocals, Acoustic Piano, Moog Synth|
|Shawn Colvin||Guest Vocals, Background Vocals|
|Rich Harney||Acoustic Piano|
|Lisa Tingle||Background Vocals|
|Richard Mullen||Production, Engineering, Mixing|
|Thomas Johnson||Mixing Assistance|
|Max Crace||Design, Photography|
|Anne Daniels||Paper Artwork|
|Steve Shaw||Flower Artwork|
|Recorded at Saucer Sound, Surfland, One Good Ear, Studio B and No Favors.
Mixed at Saucer Sound, Kampo Sound, One Good Ear and Minutia Sound.
Mastered at Sterling Sound.