The album reached No. 67 on the . 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.
Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom (1990). Songs in album Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom (1990).
After being overlooked on his debut, Tones, guitarist Eric Johnson burst onto the airwaves with the surprising hit "Cliffs of Dover. Armed with excellent chops and a clear tone, Johnson took a tired formula and made it sound fresh again. Despite his talents on the fret board, he plays with great restraint and chose to explore a variety of styles, including rock, pop, blues, country, and jazz.
Eric Johnson earned a spot on that distinguished list when he started his professional career in the early '70s - even if most people didn't realize it until he released his third album, Ah Via Musicom, on Feb. 28, 1990. One of the unlikelier rock hits of the year, Musicom sold more than half a million copies and netted a Grammy nomination in spite of the fact that it largely consisted of instrumentals. Leading into Ah Via Musicom, Johnson seemed like he might be forever destined to remain a "guitarist's guitarist. He'd racked up no shortage of critical accolades, was something of a local legend in the Austin area and he'd made a name for himself as a session player for other artists, but his own recording career struggled to sustain momentum. Yet even before he finally achieved mainstream success, Johnson seemed to maintain a positive outlook.
Band Name Eric Johnson. Album Name Ah Via Musicom.
Ah Via Musicom - Студийный альбом от Eric Johnson. Вышел 20 марта 1990г. В альбом вошло 22 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 40:58. Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom Forward and Reverse into Cliffs of Dover. Eric Johnson - Righteous, Grove at Anaheim 1/25/18. Eric Johnson "Song For George" LIVE (evolved since Ah Via Musicom).
Bass – Kyle BrockDrums – Tommy TaylorGuitar – Eric Johnson (2). 3. Desert Rose.
|A1||Ah Via Musicom
Composed By – S. Barber*Percussion – Paul Bissell
|A2||Cliffs Of Dover|
Composed By – V. Mariani*
Percussion – Tommy Taylor
Guitar [Featured Middle Solo] – Steven Hennig
Percussion – James Fenner
|B2||Nothing Can Keep Me From You
Bass [On Reprise] – Reggie WittyKeyboards – Steve Barber*Mixed By [Ending Reprise Section Only] – Richard MullenPercussion – Tommy TaylorVocals [Supporting] – Jody Lazo
|B3||Song For George|
Harmonica – Wee Willie
|B5||Forty Mile Town
Percussion – James Fenner, Tommy TaylorVocals [Supporting] – Jody Lazo
Keyboards – Steve Barber*Percussion – James Fenner
|C1-90517||Eric Johnson||Ah Via Musicom (LP, Album)||Capitol Records||C1-90517||US||1990|
|CDP 7 90517 2||Eric Johnson||Ah Via Musicom (CD, Album)||Capitol Records||CDP 7 90517 2||Europe||1990|
|CDP 7 90517 2||Eric Johnson||Ah Via Musicom (CD, Album, RE)||Capitol Records||CDP 7 90517 2||Germany||Unknown|
|TOCP-6615, C2-90517||Eric Johnson||Ah Via Musicom - 未来への扉 (CD, Album)||Capitol Records, Capitol Records||TOCP-6615, C2-90517||Japan||1991|
|CDP 7 90517 2||Eric Johnson||Ah Via Musicom (CD, Album)||Capitol Records||CDP 7 90517 2||US||1990|