Eric Johnson "Tones"

Eric Johnson "Tones"

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Eric Johnson
The Story
"Tones", Eric Johnson's 1986 debut album, highlights virtuoso performances by one of the most agile, engaging and innovative young guitarists in modern music. "Tones" features nine original cuts written or co-written by Johnson, including the blistering instrumentals "Victory", "Zap", "Desert Song" and "Soulful Terrain." A great starting place for those not familiar with Eric Johnson's brand of guitar magic.
The Music
04:15 Soulful Terrain Instrumental
05:35 Friends Vocal
03:22 Emerald Eyes Vocal
03:59 Off My Mind Vocal
04:19 Desert Song Instrumental
06:02 Trail Of Tears Vocal
06:39 Bristol Shore Vocal
04:42 Zap Instrumental
06:38 Victory Instrumental
The Artists
Eric Johnson Guitars, Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Arrangements
Roscoe Beck Bass, Six-String Bass, Additional Arrangement
Tommy Taylor Drums, Vocals, Percussion, Additional Arrangement
Stephen Barber Fairlight CMI, Piano, Additional Arrangement
Jerry Marotta Percussion, Vocals
Jennifer Warners Background Vocals
David Tickle Fairlight CMI, Percussion, Production, Engineering, Mixing, Arrangements, Fairlight Programming
Bill Maddox Additional Arrangement
Kyle Brock Additional Arrangement
Rob Alexander Additional Arrangement
Steve Meador Additional Arrangement
Vince Mariani Additional Arrangement, Back Cover Painting
Jay Aaron Additional Arrangement
Tony Berg Additional Arrangement
Victoria Pearson Photography
Joe Priesnitz Management
Jerry Holmes Technician
Dave Parks Technician
Michael Ostin A&R DIrection
Felix Chamberlain A&R DIrection
Recorded and mixed at Oceanway Studios, Hollywood, August 28 through November 17, 1985.

Additional mixing at Lion SHare, Los Angeles.

Digital editing and compilation at Amigo Recording Studios, North Hollywood.

Originally mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood.