Book of Dreams

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
It is here, on this 1977 blockbuster, that Steve Miller shored up his "Space Cowboy" moniker and cosmic persona: from the winged horse on the album cover to a judicious smattering of synthesizers in the music, Book of Dreams bridged the gap between blues-rock and the indulgences of prog rock. Things do go awry when Renaissance Faire whimsy takes over clunkers like "Wish Upon a Star" and "Babes in the Wood," but luckily the balance of the record offers a satisfying blend of meaty blues and country riffs and tasteful atmospherics. The well-known suspects include "Swingtown," "Winter Time," and "Threshold," with relatively straightforward rock & boogie highlights coming ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
It is here, on this 1977 blockbuster, that Steve Miller shored up his "Space Cowboy" moniker and cosmic persona: from the winged horse on the album cover to a judicious smattering of synthesizers in the music, Book of Dreams bridged the gap between blues-rock and the indulgences of prog rock. Things do go awry when Renaissance Faire whimsy takes over clunkers like "Wish Upon a Star" and "Babes in the Wood," but luckily the balance of the record offers a satisfying blend of meaty blues and country riffs and tasteful atmospherics. The well-known suspects include "Swingtown," "Winter Time," and "Threshold," with relatively straightforward rock & boogie highlights coming by way of "True Fine Love," "Jet Airliner," and "Jungle Love." The non-hit cuts, "Sacrifice" and "My Own Space," do stand up to these FM favorites but fall short of making the album something the casual fan should consider with Miller's Greatest Hits 1974-1978 in hand that collection includes seven tracks off of Book of Dreams, plus all the hits from The Joker and Fly Like an Eagle. Still, this is a highlight of the '70s classic rock era and one of Miller's finest releases.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077774647625
  • Catalog Number: 46476
  • Sales rank: 4,127

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Threshold (1:06)
  2. 2 Jet Airliner (4:25)
  3. 3 Winter Time (3:12)
  4. 4 Swingtown (3:56)
  5. 5 True Fine Love (2:39)
  6. 6 Wish upon a Star (3:39)
  7. 7 Jungle Love (3:07)
  8. 8 Electro Lux Imbroglio (0:57)
  9. 9 Sacrifice (5:20)
  10. 10 The Stake (3:58)
  11. 11 My Own Space (3:04)
  12. 12 Babes in the Wood (2:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Miller Band Primary Artist
Steve Miller Indexed Contributor, Track Performer
Les Dudek Dobro, Guitar
Norton Buffalo Harmonica, Vocals
Byron Allred Keyboards
Charles Calmese Bass
James "Curly" Cooke Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
David Denny Guitar
Greg Douglas Guitar
Bob Glaub Bass
Bob Glob Bass
Ken Johnson Drums
Lonnie Turner Bass, Guitar
Joachim Jymm Young Piano, Keyboards
Gary Mallaber Drums
Kenny Johnson Drums
Technical Credits
Ken Perry Mastering
Byron Allred Contributor
David Denny Contributor
Mike Fusaro Engineer
Steve Miller Producer
John Palladino Executive Producer
Lonnie Turner Contributor
Gary Mallaber Contributor
Roy Kohara Art Direction
Douglass Contributor
Paul "Earthquake" Pena Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just like a time machine

    This CD takes me back to my teenage years. My boyfriend (now my husband) had this on vinyl so I bought it for him this Christmas. He loves it.

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