Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Eric Johnson, Chris Maresh, Tommy Taylor
Director: Hank Lena
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Anaheim show Summer Jam My Back Pages Trademark Manic Depression On The Way To Love Rocktopus S.R.V. Little Bit Me Little Bit You Cliffs Of Dover Acoustic show Song For George Wind Cries Mary Interview An ex... more »
Extremely tough act to follow
Don F. Mccollough | 12/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It was with anticipation that i opened my copy of Anaheim today. His performance is engaging and spirited throughout and his interaction with the audience has improved since the '88 recorded ACL
DVD. However, what is lacking is the superior camera work we saw on the
ACL DVD....in fact, it's not even close!! For some reason, there are even
shots from the very back of the venue(or out in the street) so far away
that you can barely make out the band/EJ. When closeups come and you finally get to see Eric at work, we are thrust throughout the venue front
to back to side...etc. At times, it distracts excessively from Eric performace and that should not happen. I personally prefer his setup and sound from ACL to his current setup and Cliffs of Dover on a Gibson SG sounds at times hurried and out of tune(horrors). Still, he is my favorite artist...but there are much better performances that he has done(ACL in particular)that could/should be tapped into for their artistry and quality.
Eric Johnson "Anaheim" Concert DVD
Gary Covington | Louisiana | 02/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS AN EXCELLENT GUITAR ORIENTED CONCERT performed by Eric Johnson at the "Grove" in Anaheim, California on May 3, 2006. Eric is a true guitar master!!! If you like good guitar music, you'll LOVE every minute of this one. This is a "must-have" for any Eric Johnson Fan or any Guitar Rock Fan. If you like great guitar play, buy this, you'll love every minute of it, I know I do!!!
Eric Johnson is a Grammy Award Winning Guitarist and performer!!!
The total approx. run time is 1 hour and 14 minutes.
This is the only comtemporay Eric Johnson stage performance. It features Eric on lead vocals and excellent electric guitar play, Tommy Taylor on drums and Chris Maresh on bass guitar. This includes the only recorded Eric Johnson performance of Jimi Hendrix's "Manic Depression". Eric is an outstanding guitar master!!! This concert performance is simply outstanding in all aspects!!!
The songs are as follows:
1. Summer Jam
2. My Back Pages
4. Manic Depression
5. On the Way to Love'
7. S.R.V. (A special song dedicated to the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan).
8. Little Bit Me Little Bit You (A Monkey's Classic done Eric Johnson style).
9. Cliffs of Dover
Also, you get bonus acoustic performances some on piano of "Wind Cries Mary", "Song for George", and "Song for Lynette". Also, you get bonus interview with Eric and it contains some more electric guitar performances.
This is a welcome release from Eric. It shows a mature Eric performing exceptionally well!!! I highly recommend it!!! Thanks for reading my review and may God Bless, thanks."
EJ's new DVD
Deforest Thornburgh | The Blue Guitar in San Diego | 01/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Eric Johnson live in Anaheim is a nice video if you could not be at the show. I bought the new Jeff Beck CD 'Appearing this week at Ronnie Scotts' at the same time. As astounding as EJ is he sounds like a child next to Mr. Beck. I liked Eric's Austin City Limits DVD better."
C. Leavitt | U.S.A. | 11/24/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Love Eric but there's something missing from this production. Maybe I was expecting too much but this show is under an hour and the "acoustic" performances include Eric on piano.
Granted the Austin City Limits DVD is roughly an hour but I'll grab it for my Eric fix."