Tones (album)

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Tones
Studio album by Eric Johnson
Released 1986 (1986)[1]
Recorded August 28 – November 17, 1985 at Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood
Genre Instrumental rock, rock
Length 45:31
Label Reprise
Producer David Tickle
Eric Johnson chronology
Seven Worlds
(1978/1998)
Tones
(1986)
Ah Via Musicom
(1990)
Singles from Tones
  1. "Off My Mind / Zap"
    Released: 1986 (1986)[2]
  2. "Trail of Tears"
    Released: 1986 (1986)[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Tones is the second studio album by guitarist Eric Johnson, released in 1986 through Reprise Records; a remastered edition was reissed on February 23, 2010 through Wounded Bird Records.[4] The two songs "Zap" and "Emerald Eyes" are re-recordings from Johnson's then-unreleased 1978 debut album Seven Worlds, which was eventually reissued in 1998. The instrumental "Zap", released as a B-side to the single "Off My Mind", would later receive a nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 1987 Grammys.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Eric Johnson, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Soulful Terrain"   4:16
2. "Friends"   5:34
3. "Emerald Eyes" (Johnson, Jay Aaron) 3:23
4. "Off My Mind"   4:01
5. "Desert Song"   4:15
6. "Trail of Tears" (Johnson, Carla Olson, Stephen Barber) 6:01
7. "Bristol Shore"   6:41
8. "Zap"   4:43
9. "Victory" (Johnson, Roscoe Beck, Tommy Taylor) 6:37
Total length:
45:31

Personnel[edit]

Awards[edit]

Title Event Award Result
"Zap" 1987 Grammys Best Rock Instrumental Performance Nominated[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gioffre, Daniel. "Tones - Eric Johnson". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
  2. ^ "Eric Johnson (2) – Off My Mind". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
  3. ^ "Eric Johnson (2) – Trail of Tears". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
  4. ^ "Eric Johnson - Tones CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
  5. ^ a b "29th Grammy Awards - 1987". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2014-03-27.

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