Book of Dreams

Book of Dreams

by Steve Miller BandSteve Miller Band


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077774647625
catalogNumber: 46476
Rank: 21427

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Miller Band   Primary Artist
Dudek   Dobro,Guitar
Norton Buffalo   Harmonica,Vocals
Byron Allred   Keyboards
Charles Calmese   Bass
James "Curly" Cooke   Acoustic Guitar
David Denny   Guitar
Bob Glaub   Bass
Bob Glob   Bass
Ken Johnson   Drums
Steve Miller   Track Performer
Lonnie Turner   Bass,Guitar
Joachim Jymm Young   Piano,Keyboards
Greg Douglass   Guitar
Gary Mallaber   Drums
Kenny Johnson   Drums

Technical Credits

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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