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Format: CD
Sku: 60588521
UPC: 724358052626
UPC 14: 00724358052626
Release Date: 2/11/2003
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Song Listing

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

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Jeff Hanna (vocals, acoustic, electric & slide guitars, percussion); Jim Ibbotson (vocals, acoustic guitar, accordion, Arp synthesizer, bass, conga); Jimmie Fadden (vocals, National guitar, harmonica, drums); John McEuen (electric guitar, dobro, lap steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle).
Muze PNote Additional personnel includes: Linda Ronstadt (vocals); Leon Russell (piano, synthesizer, hand drum, gourd, chimes; Paul Harris (piano).
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Jimmie Fadden (vocals, guitar, harp, harmonica, percussion); Jimmy Ibbotson (vocals, guitar, accordion, keyboards, bass instrument, drums, congas); Jeff Hanna (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, drums, percussion); John McEuen (guitar, banjo, claw hammer banjo, mandolin, fiddle, accordion).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Jim Ratts, Linda Ronstadt, Rae Hanna (vocals); Leon Russell (piano, synthesizer, drum, chimes); Paul Harris (piano); Teddy Jack Eddy (drums, cowbells, timbales); Kae McEuen, Mary Stevens, Alice McEuen (background vocals); Don Preston .
Muze PNote 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." ~ Bruce Eder

Producer: William E. McEuen

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Linda Ronstadt
Muze Guest Artist Leon Russell

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Appalachian Stomp-Bluegrass Cl
Muze Music Compilations Folk Live From Mountain Stage (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Bluegrass
Muze Music Compilations Telluride Bluegrass Festival:thirty
Muze Music Compilations 32 Country Gospel Favorites
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of Ohe
Muze Music Compilations Casey Kasem: Driving In The 70's
Muze Music Compilations Where The Action Is Los Angeles Nugge
Muze Music Compilations Singers Songwriters
Muze Music Compilations ICON:COUNTRY

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/11/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1975
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 80526
Music Label Name Label : Capitol/EMI Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724358052626

Professional Reviews

Q (8/96, p.139)
- 4 Stars - Excellent - "The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band seemed able to supply anything in 1975. Bluegrass, folk, hornpipes, straight country or rock all seemed to come easy....despite the diversity, everything fitted....A record of great charm..."

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