Monday 9/7/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Eric Johnson – Ah Via Musicom (1990)

Ah Via Musicom is the third studio album by guitarist Eric Johnson, released February 18, 1990 through Capitol Records. The album reached No. 67 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and remained on that chart for 60 weeks. All four singles charted on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart, with three of them being top 10 hits: “High Landrons” at No. 31, “Righteous” at No. 8, “Cliffs of Dover” at No. 5 and “Trademark” at No. 7. “Cliffs of Dover” went on to win the Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 1992 Grammys.

1. “Ah Via Musicom” 2:05
2. “Cliffs of Dover” 4:10
3. “Desert Rose” 4:57
4. “High Landrons” 5:46
5. “Steve’s Boogie” 1:52
6. “Trademark” 4:44
7. “Nothing Can Keep Me from You” 4:23
8. “Song for George” 1:49
9. “Righteous” 3:29
10. “Forty Mile Town” 4:13
11. “East Wes” 3:30

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