Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1968 (1968-10)[1]
RecordedLos Angeles, California, 1968[1]
GenrePsychedelic rock, blues rock
ProducerSteve Miller Band, Glyn Johns[1]
Steve Miller Band chronology
Children of the Future
Brave New World

Sailor is the second studio album by American rock group 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. The album was the last Steve Miller Band album to feature contributions by original members Boz Scaggs and Jim Peterman.

The album reached number 24 on the Billboard 200 album chart[citation needed] and number 27 in Canada.[3] It was voted number 353 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Rolling Stone(positive)[5]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music[6]

Track listing

Side one[7]
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[7]
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
10."Dime-a-Dance Romance"Scaggs3:26


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  1. ^ a b Hanson, Amy (2010). "Steve Miller Band: Sailor – Review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
  2. ^ "Album chart". RPM. Retrieved June 3, 2012 – via Library and Archives Canada.
  3. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (2006). All Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd ed.). Virgin Books. p. 139. ISBN 0-7535-0493-6.
  4. ^ Dorn, Mike (November 23, 1968). "Records". Rolling Stone. San Francisco, California.
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0857125958.
  6. ^ a b Sailor (Album notes). Steve Miller Band. Capitol Records. 1969. ST-2984.((cite AV media notes)): CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)