Label: Capitol Records - 0777 7 94449 2 2,EMI - 0777 7 94449 2 2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock
The Steve Miller Band - Sailor - Song For Our Ancestors\Dear Mary (Vinyl, RE)/5(7).
· The album, often cited as Miller’s finest, offers a jumble of psychedelic white-boy blues, rock and balladry — most of it terrific — but the seafaring concept seems lost in the creative rush. So consider the 6-minute instrumental “Song for Our Ancestors” the soundtrack to this particular Miller’s .
The opening track: Song for our ancestors is both atmospheric and dramatic with its gradual build up,conjuring up a maritime theme,that is central to the whole album. Continuing with Dear Mary,with the sound of rain as a backdrop - a sheer up: the frenetic and up beat - My friend - Original side one closing with: Living in the USA - a cynical jibe against the 'American dream' - I detect/5().
· What was begun on Children of the Future is more fully realized on Sailor, most notably on the opening "Song for Our Ancestors," which begins with a foghorn and only gets stranger from there. Indeed, the song precognizes Pink Floyd 's opus "Echoes" to such an extent that one wonders how much the latter enjoyed Miller 's own wild ride.8/10().
The Steve Miller Band - Sailor - Song For Our Ancestors\Dear Mary (Vinyl, RE).
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