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by Eric Johnson

(1990) Capitol #CDP 7 90517 2

Personnel Eric Johnson: Guitar, and his band along with a guest appearence from Steven Hennig on guitar on "Steve's Boogie"
Description This has some great playing on it, from the memorable fingerbuster "Cliffs of Dover" to some other great tunes, while I don't like his voice, I prefer his guitar playing, and there is plenty of it on this album from the guitar genius.
Posted By Eric Stanbrough (1108)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 5/19/2005, Richard Miller (103) posted:
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This is one of those breakout albums where someone you knew to be good turns out to be so much better. On this one disk Mr Johnson displays almost every guitar technique. He covers almost every style from Rock to Jazz to country. On one song he songs like Chet. On another like Stevie, or Wes, or Satriani. From very heavy to very light. This is an excellent album for guitar players who want to really find out what their instrument is capable of. You hear hybred picking at it's best. You hear how slight differences in pick attack can alter a high gain sound from driving to smooth to almost sweet sounding. There are many great songs to chose from and my own favorite is one called "Trademark". This is a song that would appeal to both guitarists and regular listeners as well. There are no bad songs on this disk.
On 4/21/2000, Al Shah (346) posted:
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DEFINITELY second that! Couldn't be more true. In fact it's not just tasteful playing, it's more like appetizing delicious savory sweet caressing of the guitar. That's how it should be.
On 4/18/2000, Eric Stanbrough (1108) posted:
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This has some great amazing guitar playing, "Cliffs of Dover" and "East Wes" are amazing , as is "Song For George" which is an amazing Acoustic instrumental, and he shows his versatility on the country instrumental "Steve's Boogie", i don't really like his singing voice although he does it well, i love his playing, he can play as fast as anybody but he plays tastefully and uses the pentatonic scale like nobody you've ever heard, he is an amazing guitar genius.