From the Original Master of Universal Music!
Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
Never Before on Vinyl!
Guitarist Eric Johnson delivers 11 joyful tracks for this 1996 album which is now released on vinyl for the first time.
Recorded on 180g heavy-weight vinyl to ensure quality sound, packaged in gatefold cover, and covered by premium protective vinyl outer sleeve.
The Play 33 1/3 LP Series is a 1st LP issue project of the masterpiece albums which have never been released on vinyl LP. The albums are released by Universal Music Korea and the heavyweight vinyl LP is pressed in Germany. Khiov designs the project, reforms the original artworks for the LP size and produces the sleeves precisely by handmade. You will have a chance to experience great analogue sounds and to enjoy splendid artworks through the series.
In the age where faster and more convenient is thought to be better, the increase in demand for the retro vinyl LP worldwide is clearly attributed to the satisfaction from the sound offered by analog products impossible to be replicated by CD and digital products and the delight of touching, feeling, and possessing this masterpiece-like large artwork. Furthermore, LP records have both rarity and history that increase their value over time and serve as an attractive factor for collectors.
"Eric Johnson is notorious for his perfectionism, but the six-year wait between his breakthrough Ah! Via Musicom and its follow-up Venus Isle seems a little extravagant, especially considering the resulting album. In six years, it could be assumed that an artist would undergo a number of different phases, exploring several different musical genres and textures. Johnson didn't spend his six years exploring -- he spent them refining. Venus Isle reveals no new insights about the guitarist, it only offers a new spin on the territory Ah! Via Musicom covered... Johnson is a consummate guitarist, pulling out tones and licks from his instrument that no other musician can quite match. It is a joy to hear him play... There are the occasional jazzy grooves, a handful of blues, several fusion numbers, and a few stabs at prog rock -- all of the things that distinguished the album's predecessor..." - allmusic.com, Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Play 33 1/3 Series
180g Vinyl Pressing
From the original master of Universal Music
Pressed at Pallas GmbH in Germany
Lacquer cutting by SST Bruggemann GmbH in Germany
Top opening gatefold jacket with obi
8 page booklet
White polylined inner sleeve
Cover sleeve printed & made by Khiov in Korea
Released on vinyl for the first time
Eric Johnson, guitars, vocals, classical guitar, acoustic piano, synthesizer, guitar synthesizer, lap steel
Roscoe Beck, bass
Kyle Brock, bass
Chris Maresh, bass
Tommy Taylor, drums, percussion
Bill Maddox, drums
Chris Searles, percussion
James Fenner, percussion
Steve Barber, Hammond B3 organ, synthesizer, string arrangements
Amit Chatterjee, additional vocals
Christopher Cross, additional vocals
Scott McIntosh, trumpet
Jimmie Vaughan, guest guitar soloist
Richard Kilmer, strings
Bruce Williams, strings
Jennifer Bourianoff, strings
Anthony Stogner, strings
1. Venus Isle
2. Battle We Have Won
3. All About You
5. Lonely In The Night
2. Camel's Night Out
3. Song For Lynette
4. When the Sun Meets The Sky
6. Venus Reprise