Book of Dreams

Book of Dreams

by Steve Miller BandSteve Miller Band

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Overview

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: 05/24/2019
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602577299131
catalogNumber: 7729913
Rank: 10923

Tracks

  1. Threshold
  2. Jet Airliner
  3. Winter Time
  4. Swingtown
  5. True Fine Love
  6. Wish Upon a Star
  7. Jungle Love
  8. Electro Lux Imbroglio
  9. Sacrifice
  10. The Stake
  11. My Own Space
  12. Babes in the Wood

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