Eric Johnson – Tones original Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1986 Japanese pressing of Tones by Texas guitarist Eric Johnson, including the original obi.

This item has been sold.


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. 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.

You can listen to, “Zap” here:

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Reprise
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1986
Format: Stereo
Share: Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in