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Album: Venus Isle
# Song Title   Time
1)    Venus Isle More Info...
2)    Battle We Have Won More Info...
3)    All About You More Info...
4)    S. R. V. More Info...
5)    Lonely in the Night More Info...
6)    Manhattan More Info...
7)    Camel's Night Out More Info...
8)    Song for Lynette More Info...
9)    When the Sun Meets the Sky More Info...
10)    Pavilion More Info...
11)    Venus Reprise More Info...
 

Album: Venus Isle
# Song Title   Time
1)    Venus Isle More Info...
2)    Battle We Have Won More Info...
3)    All About You More Info...
4)    S. R. V. More Info...
5)    Lonely in the Night More Info...
6)    Manhattan More Info...
7)    Camel's Night Out More Info...
8)    Song for Lynette More Info...
9)    When the Sun Meets the Sky More Info...
10)    Pavilion More Info...
11)    Venus Reprise More Info...
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Eric Johnson (vocals, classical, electric & lap steel guitars, piano, synthesizers); Amit Chatterjee (vocals); Jimmie Vaughan (guitar); Richard Kilmer, Bruce Williams, Jennifer Bourianoff, Anthony Stogner (strings); Scott McIntosh (trumpet); Steve Barber (Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizer); Kyle Brock, Roscoe Beck, Chris Maresh (bass); Bill Maddox (drums); Tommy Taylor (drums, percussion); Chris Searles, James Fenner (percussion); Christopher Cross (background vocals).
  • Recorded at Saucer Studios, Austin, Texas.
  • "Pavilion" was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. "S.R.V." was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
  • Personnel: Eric Johnson (vocals, guitar, lap steel guitar, classical guitar, piano, synthesizer, guitar synthesizer); Christopher Cross, Amit Chatterjee (vocals); Jimmie Vaughan (guitar); Bruce Williams , Jennifer Bourianoff, Anthony Stogner (strings); Scott McIntosh (trumpet); Steve Barber (synthesizer); Tommy Taylor (drums, percussion); Bill Maddox (drums); James Fenner, Chris Searles (percussion).
  • Audio Mixer: Richard Mullen .
  • Liner Note Author: Vince Mariani.
  • Recording information: A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA (1996); Arlyn Studios, Austin, TX (1996); Digital Services Recording (1996); Reelsound Recording (1996); Rocket Ranch (1996); Saucer Studios, Austin, TX (1996).
  • Illustrator: Max Crace.
  • Photographers: Park Street; Max Crace.
  • Arrangers: Eric Johnson ; Vince Mariani; Kyle Brock; Steve Barber; Tommy Taylor.
  • VENUS ISLE heralds the return of Zippo-waving, head-bobbing AOR and the larger-than-life guitar god. Eric Johnson is fully capable of accepting that lofty mantle. He combines dizzying dexterity with a harmonically advanced compositional style that encompasses progressive rock, blues and jazz fusion.
  • Disdaining the shred-and-burn approach favored by many of his peers, Johnson opts instead for an atmospheric, delicately textured sound on VENUS ISLE. This sonic featherbed is realized with the help of synth player Steve Barber, whose keyboard washes and arpeggios shadow Johnson's guitar throughout the album. Johnson himself contributes a fair amount of synth (triggered by both guitar and keyboards), a testament to the fact that he is a texturalist first and a chopsmeister second--though his storied axemanship is featured prominently on tunes like "Camel's Night Out" and "All About You." Johnson has put as much care into his arrangements, lyrics and composition as his guitar playing on VENUS ISLE. For a guitarist on his level, that's quite a bit of care.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (9/6/96, p.76) - "...Here lies layer upon layer of pure, high-caloric sonic nourishment: fat, gorgeous melodies and hair-raising feats of digital (as in fingers, not bytes) dexterity." - Rating: A-
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