Offered for sale is an original U.S. promotional copy of the 1986 LP Tones, the debut LP by Texas guitarist Eric Johnson.
About this copy: This copy of Tones is a 1986 U.S. pressing on the Reprise label.
The cover is VG+, with light general wear. There is a promotional stamp in the upper right hand corner of the front cover.
The custom inner sleeve is VG+ with a small split at the bottom edge.
The disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any, play. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a terrific and underrated LP.
Background: Released in 1986, Tones was the debut solo LP by singer/guitarist Eric Johnson.
While critically acclaimed, the album did not chart in either the U.S. or the UK.
Allmusic.com gave Tones a 4 star review:
Tones, Eric Johnson’s first solo album, is an exceptionally strong debut, and a record that is just as good as the guitarist’s breakthrough 1990 release Ah Via Musicom. Grouped with long-time compatriots Roscoe Beck and Tommy Taylor, Johnson’s trademark composing voice and so-sweet electric guitar are already on full display. True to the album’s title, Johnson showcases many different guitar tones, from the violin-like sustain of his trademark distortion to the bell-like timbre of his clean-toned rhythm work. …The lack of a “Cliffs of Dover,” a catchy, driving instrumental showcase for Johnson’s chops, does not cheapen Tones in any way. It is a beautiful and important album by one of the greatest electric guitarists ever to pick up the instrument.
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