Symphonion Dream

Symphonion Dream

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by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
     
 

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's first pure studio recording since Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Dream is another very different earful sort of psychedelic country/bluegrass. The band is joined by Linda Ronstadt, Leon Russell, and actor Gary Busey (as "TeddySee more details below

Overview

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's first pure studio recording since Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Dream is another very different earful sort of psychedelic country/bluegrass. The band is joined by Linda Ronstadt, Leon Russell, and actor Gary Busey (as "Teddy Jack Eddy," and on drums). The sound is more varied than on previous albums, with a harder electric country feel on "Bayou Jubilee," which segues directly into the bluegrass instrumental "Sally Was a Goodun." Ronstadt does a great job singing "Hey Good Lookin'," but mostly it's the Dirt Band singing, including a superb rendition of "(All I Have to Do Is) Dream." The group had previously released a fun live rendition of Jimmie Driftwood's "The Battle of New Orleans," and they cover it here in a somewhat funkier studio version. John McEuen also offers a taste of some of the sounds he'd later explore more fully on his solo releases with "Classical Banjo I/Malaguena/Classical Banjo II." They offer a non-country instrumental, "Sleeping on the Beach," which could have come from a '50s mood instrumental album -- of course, they follow it up with William McEuen's carnival music-inspired "Santa Monica Pier," which segues into the gorgeous lost single "Ripplin' Waters," by Jim Ibbotson, one of two hits that should have been off this album (the other is Ken Edwards' "Mother of Love"). The disc ends with William McEuen's wind harp instrumental and a music-box piece called "Symphonion Montage."

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/1996
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261203113
catalogNumber:
311
Rank:
78006

Tracks

  1. Winter White (Wind Harp)/Raleigh-Durham Reel  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  2. The Battle of New Orleans  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  3. Bayou Jubilee  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  4. Sally Was a Goodun  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  5. Hey, Good Lookin'  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  6. Classical Banjo I/Malaguena/Classical Banjo II  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  7. Daddy Was a Sailor  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  8. Sleeping on the Beach  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  9. Santa Monica Pier  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  10. Ripplin' Waters  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  11. All I Have to Do Is Dream  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  12. Mother of Love  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  13. The Moon Just Turned Blue  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  14. Gotta Travel On  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  15. Joshua Come Home/Solstice (Wind Harp)/Symphonion Montage  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band   Primary Artist
Linda Ronstadt   Vocals
Leon Russell   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Chimes,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,gourd,Hand Drums
Thompson   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Mary McCreary   Vocals,Rhythm
John McEuen   Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Steel Guitar,Vocals
Teddy Jack Eddy   Percussion,Drums,Timbales,Bells,cowbell
Jimmie Fadden   Guitar,Harmonica,Drums,Harp
Jeff Hanna   Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Rae Hanna   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Harris   Piano
Jimmy Ibbotson   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Alice McEuen   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kae McEuen   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Ratts   Vocals
Mary Stevens   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John McEuen   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Michael Denecke   Engineer
Don Preston   Contributor
Hank Williams   Composer
Richie Cicero   Engineer
Burt   Concert Sound
John Tobler   Liner Notes
Norman Seeff   Back Cover
Cle   Contributor
Rick Collins   Mastering
Gary Mullen   Engineer,Concert Presentation

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