He doesn't just play guitar solos like other "shredders"; he writes actually songs and selects his note choices wisely Eric Johnson has a such a sweet, expressive guitar tone. His liquid tone and light sounds only compliment the songwriting. Granted, some of the sections of songs could've used some heavier riffing but other than that, he has perfect tone. I also forgot there are various instruments played throughout this. You have the standard guitar, drums and bass trio but you also get extra instruments like harmonica and lap steel which evoke a country vibe.
There's also acoustic guitar, piano, various bits of percussion and even an electric sitar. He's not content with just having his musicians playing standard instruments. Unfortunately, some of them are harder to hear than others. You have to listen with a pair of nice expensive headphones to catch all of the subtle sounds of some of the extra instruments. They play some some light melodies in the background to accent the song. Despite how interesting this album may sound, it still has its shortcomings.
The production is where i stand on a love-hate relationship. It makes the album listenable, but it buries all of the other instruments except for guitar, vocals and drums. You never really get to hear some of the additional instruments played.
Also, Eric Johnson, despite being a better singer than most in the shred guitar genre, is still not that great of a singer. High Landrons.
Steve's Boogie. Nothing Can Keep Me from You. Song for George. Forty Mile Town. East Wes. Spotify Amazon. Cliffs of Dover Eric Johnson. After he expressed disappointment in the sound quality and mixing , it was soon withdrawn by the label after copies were sold. Praise was given to Johnson for his "excellent chops and a clear tone" as well as his singing, which was described as "not quite as interesting as his guitar playing", but also for being "not obtrusive and From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Eric Johnson. Eric Johnson — lead vocals tracks 3, 4, 7, 10 , guitar , piano , electric sitar , arrangement , engineering , production Jody Lazo — vocals tracks 7, 10 Steven Hennig — guitar track 5 Steve Barber — keyboard , synthesizer , arrangement Tommy Taylor — drums tracks 1—7, 9—11 , percussion tracks 4, 7, 10 , arrangement Paul Bissell — percussion track 1 James Fenner — percussion tracks 10, 11 Roscoe Beck — bass tracks 1, 3, 7, 9, 10 , arrangement Kyle Brock — bass tracks 2—6, 11 , arrangement Reggie Witty — bass track 7 , arrangement Wee Willie — harmonica track 9 Vince Mariani — arrangement Richard Mullen — engineering, mixing tracks 4, 7, 8, 10 Chet Himes — engineering Bob Lacivita — engineering Walter New — engineering Dave Parks — engineering Stuart Sullivan — engineering Michael Frondelli — mixing except tracks 4, 8, 10 Bernie Grundman — mastering.
All Media Network. All his best songs seem to have no vocals. The harmonica toned guitar dies away and leads into a more distorted guitar solo which is reminiscent of the intro to Cliffs Of Dover. Now an actual harmonica comes in, which is doubled by guitar. That continues to the end. A great, fast-paced bluesy track. That leads into some more mediocre lyrics with Eric singing them, and an ok guitar riff.
Not very memorable at all. That leads into a backwards guitar riff towards the end, with E. It ends with the beginning riff. There is nothing special about it in any way, but it is still a cool jazz track. No real chorus or anything, so that takes away from it a little.
A nice, slow finish to a very good album 3. I really hope whoever reads this will check out this album, because it is excellent. Rank: for Tweet Recent reviews by this author. The Vines Vision Valley. Trademark Instrumental. Song For George Instrumental. Righteous Instrumental. Forty Mile Town. East Wes Instrumental. Having read and heard much of the talents of Eric Johnson despite not having heard much music by him until now, I decided to take the plunge with this album, mainly due to the renowned 'Cliffs of Dover' track included here.
It's not hard to see what all the fuss is about, even just listening to that one track. A truly phenomenal, seemingly effortless grasp of fluid, often lightning-fast though eminently musical, predominantly blues-based guitar playing, bound to have any aspiring musician positively drooling at the prospect of acquiring such talent.
In some ways it's a mystery that he isn't more famous: he certainly deserves to be on the basis of his guitar-playing abilities alone. I can think of quite a few players who enjoy a higher profile with only a fraction of Mr Johnson's ability. Somehow though, I suspect he prefers the relative anonymity and freedom it brings. This album from is very identifiable by the writing style and production values of the time, to anyone familiar with such fare.Listen free to Eric Johnson – Ah Via Musicom (Ah Via Musicom, Cliffs of Dover and more). 11 tracks (). Ah Via Musicom is a combination of incredible music. Rock, Country, Blues it's all there. Although "Clift's of Dover" is the marquee, the gems lie inside. Every song is an exhibition of talent, each representing it’s own style. “Steve’s Boogie” screams.