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.

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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 M-, with one tiny corner dent  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with one or two 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
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in