Steve Miller Band ‎– Book Of Dreams

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Capitol Records ‎– SO-11630
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Los Angeles Pressing
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A1 Threshold
Music By – Steve Miller
1:05
A2 Jet Airliner
Lyrics By, Music By – Paul Pena
4:25
A3 Winter Time
Bass – Bob GlaubHarmonica – Norton BuffaloLyrics By, Music By – Steve Miller
3:10
A4 Swingtown
Lyrics By, Music By – Chris McCarty, Steve Miller
3:54
A5 True Fine Love
Lyrics By, Music By – Steve Miller
2:37
A6 Wish Upon A Star
Lyrics By, Music By – Steve Miller
3:39
B1 Jungle Love
Lyrics By, Music By – Greg Douglass, Lonnie Turner
3:10
B2 Electro Lux Imbroglio
Music By – Steve Miller
0:55
B3 Sacrifice
Bass – Charles CalamiseDrums – Kenny JohnsonLyrics By, Music By, Acoustic Guitar – Curley CookeLyrics By, Music By, Lead Guitar – Les DudekPiano – Joachym Young*
5:17
B4 The Stake
Harmonica – Norton BuffaloLyrics By, Music By – David Denny
3:56
B5 My Own Space
Lyrics By, Music By – Bobby Winkleman*, Jason Cooper (2)
3:00
B6 Babes In The Wood
Music By – Steve Miller
2:40

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Capitol, Los Angeles pressing denoted by ✲ stamped into runouts.
Issued with custom lyric/credit inner sleeve.

℗ © 1977 Sailor Productions

Track B3 Published ©1976 by Dudzak Music / Morning Life Music / Sailor Music;
B5 - ©1972 by R.P. Winkleman Tunes;
All others ©1977 by Sailor Music.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix side A, on label): SO 1-11630
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix side B, on label): SO 2-11630
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): KP SO-1-11630-F3. #69
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): SO-2-11630 F5. #69 KP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout both sides, stamped): 5 ✲ MASTERED BY CAPITOL
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SO-11630 The Steve Miller Band* Book Of Dreams(LP, Album, NAM) Capitol Records SO-11630 US 1977 Sell This Version
SN-1623 Steve Miller Band Book Of Dreams(LP, Album) GRP SN-1623 USA & Canada 1977 Sell This Version
D 102017 The Steve Miller Band* Book Of Dreams(CD, Album, Club, RE) Capitol Records D 102017 US Unknown Sell This Version
4N-16323 The Steve Miller Band* Book Of Dreams(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Capitol Records 4N-16323 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
R 114443 Steve Miller Band Book Of Dreams(LP, Club) Capitol Records R 114443 US 1977 Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

February 24, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

Steve Miller lives somewhat of a dual musical existence, solidly forging his reputation as a blues man, playing with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Buddy Guy, all of whom he’d met during his days in San Francisco, during those splendid nights and the Fillmore … but then, in the same breath, Steve has his lightly tinged psychedelic side, stringing together dreamy romantic wasted numbers that come off smoothly, cleanly, and more often than not intoxicatingly. Even within this quasi psychedelic nature, he still manages to lace unexpected songs together, some on the verge of rocking over the time, while others are as effortless and gentle as smoke, and still able to hold them all in check, fully in control.

Book Of Dreams was without, destined to be a hit, riding on the heels of Fly Like An Eagle and The Joker, both of which solidified him as a rock force to be reckoned with. There are many who cling dearly to his first albums, those that came out in the 60’s and spoke to and of those heady times, but Miller was always moving forward, always encompassing wider audiences with a solid sound that belonged to him alone … so it’s not that he’d forgotten or left his alternative and blues roots behind, it’s more that he discovered a way of incorporating them into guitar driven and sonically crafted masterpieces. If anything, Steve Miller as manage to make commercial rock intelligently acceptable.

While most of the songs delivered here were laid down during the recording of Fly Like An Eagle, they do have a different flavor, yet along with the aforementioned albums, this gem will forever stand as part of a trilogy of sorts, marking his place on the map during the mid 1970’s, with his take on easy going blues rock adventures that go down easy, are fun, and dance in your head all day long.

I wish that I could say that the lyrics are complex, or that the music came out of left field, when in fact, Steve Miller has made what he does sound so simple that it’s almost impossible for him to fail, and to that end, there are few artists who can make this happen time and time again. On another level, to find music so precise and weightless is a sheer joy, and hearing him live in concert is akin to almost nothing else, as the man spans generations, always able to bring new fans into the fold, and is truly one of the few American artists who’s been delivering just what you need, when you need it most.

*** The album artwork was created by 60’s psychedelic icons Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, two artists who made the 60’s as visually important as they were.

Review by Jenell Kesler