Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Tones, the debut LP by Texas guitarist Eric Johnson, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Tones is a 1986 pressing on the Reprise label.
The cover is VG++, with trace ring wear. The obi is M-. The insert is M-.
The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a terrific LP that’s quite hard to find as a Japanese pressing.
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.
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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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1986|