Children of the Future
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1968
RecordedEarly 1968
StudioOlympic Studios, London, England[1]
GenrePsychedelic rock,[2][3] blues rock[2]
Length38:21
LabelCapitol
ProducerGlyn Johns[1]
Steve Miller Band chronology
Children of the Future
(1968)
Sailor
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
Rolling Stone(positive)[4]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music[5]

Children of the Future is the debut album by the Steve Miller Band, released in 1968 by Capitol Records. The album was produced by notable British record producer-engineer Glyn Johns.[1]

Style

The style is a mixture of blues and psychedelic rock reflecting the ambience of the British blues revival, not surprisingly considering the album was recorded in London (at Olympic Studios). Rolling Stone described the first side, which plays as a single continuous track (subtitled Children of the Future), as being "constructed like Sgt Pepper".[6] Writing in Crawdaddy!, Peter Knobler called the album "a triple moment of experience, knowledge, inspiration."[7] However, many of the songs had been written earlier when Miller was working as a janitor at a Texas music studio.[2] "Baby's Callin' Me Home" was written by Boz Scaggs who later rose to considerable global fame in his own right.

On September 17, 2012, Edsel Records released a remastered version of the album (EDSA 5003) with the band's first single B-side "Sittin’ In Circles" as a bonus track.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Steve Miller, except where noted.

Side one: Children Of The Future
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Children of the Future" 2:59
2."Pushed Me to It" 0:38
3."You've Got the Power" 0:53
4."In My First Mind"Miller, Jim Peterman7:35
5."The Beauty of Time Is That It's Snowing (Psychedelic B.B.)" 5:17
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Baby's Callin' Me Home"Boz Scaggs3:24
7."Steppin' Stone"Scaggs3:02
8."Roll With It" 2:29
9."Junior Saw It Happen"Jim Pulte2:29
10."Fanny Mae"Buster Brown3:04
11."Key to the Highway"Big Bill Broonzy, Charlie Segar6:18
Total length:38:21

Personnel

Additional personnel

Charts

Chart (1968) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 134

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Children of the Future - Steve Miller, Steve Miller Band - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ Kreps, Daniel (22 May 2014). "20 Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the Sixties That You've Never Heard > Steve Miller Band, 'Children of the Future'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  3. ^ Wenner, Jann (June 22, 1968). "Children Of The Future - Album Reviews - Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2013-08-31. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-26. Retrieved 2017-08-25.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Crawdaddy! 1968". Crawdaddy.com. Archived from the original on 2009-11-13. Retrieved 12 August 2018.