Sailor
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1968 (1968-10)[1]
Recorded1968 in Los Angeles, California[1]
GenrePsychedelic rock, blues rock
Length34:22[2]
LabelCapitol
ProducerSteve Miller Band,Glyn Johns[1]
The Steve Miller Band chronology
Children of the Future
(1968)
Sailor
(1968)
Brave New World
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[2]
Rolling Stone(positive)[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music[4]

Sailor is the second studio album by American rock band Steve Miller Band, released in October 1968 by Capitol Records. It was recorded in Los Angeles, California,[1] and was produced by the band along with Glyn Johns, who also produced the band's first album, Children of the Future. It was the last Steve Miller Band album to feature contributions by original members Boz Scaggs and Jim Peterman. Scaggs went on to a successful solo career.

The album features a psychedelic and blues rock sound. Tracks "Living in the U.S.A." and "Quicksilver Girl" later received additional notice when the former was covered in 1969 by Wilmer & the Dukes and the latter was included in the popular 1984 movie The Big Chill.

It was voted number 353 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).[5]

In 2012, Edsel Records remastered the album.

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Song for Our Ancestors"Steve Miller5:57
2."Dear Mary"Miller3:35
3."My Friend"Tim Davis, Boz Scaggs3:30
4."Living in the U.S.A."Miller4:03
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Quicksilver Girl"Miller2:40
6."Lucky Man"Jim Peterman3:08
7."Gangster of Love"Johnny "Guitar" Watson1:24
8."You're So Fine"Jimmy Reed2:51
9."Overdrive"Scaggs3:54
10."Dime-a-Dance Romance"Scaggs3:26
Total length:34:22

Personnel

Charts

Chart (1968) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 24
Chart (1969) Peak
position
Canada (RPM Top 50 Albums)[7] 27

References

  1. ^ a b Amy Hanson (2010). "Sailor - Steve Miller Band". Allmusic Guide. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
  2. ^ Dorn, Mike (November 23, 1968). "Records". Rolling Stone. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0857125958.
  4. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (2006). All Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd ed.). Virgin Books. p. 139. ISBN 0-7535-0493-6.
  5. ^ Steve Miller (1943-10-05). "Steve Miller - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-03.
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-03.