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Children Of The Future

Steve Miller Band Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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1. Children Of The Future
2. Pushed Me To It
3. You've Got The Power
4. In My First Mind
5. The Beauty Of Time Is That It's Snowing
6. Baby's Callin' Me Home
7. Steppin' Stone
8. Roll With It
9. Junior Saw It Happen
10. Fanny Mae
11. Key To The Highway

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5.0 out of 5 stars "Steppin' Stone"...... June 4 2011
By Breadmanwalking TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Love this early "Miller"....so cool for the times. Boz Scaggs
really stands out so it's no surprise he forged a solo career.
The mixing from one cut to another was a new twist back in the
day. The fade out/in on "Baby's Calling Me Home and Steppin' Stone"
is a real groove...even to this day! The original Capitol imprint is
good "digital"....This Edsel remaster is on it's way to my mailbox...
I will UPDATE.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Way ahead of it's time June 23 2005
Format:Audio CD
When this album was released there were very, very few artists in the rock/psy category (there weren't so many categories back then) that did anything near this quality of musical depth.
SMB is the first "progrsseive" band. The whole side of the Children of the Future song is steeped in mellow/sweet, spacey background and blessed harmonies remeniscent of the Beach Boys. It also features soothing ocean-side sounds which today would be called "new age". This of course means that SMB was also the original "new age" band!
The song is uplifting, full of pathos, beauty and grace. I loved it from the first chordal entries when I first heard the album as a teenager in '68. The whole side is a dreamy, orchestral reflection on life and love as viewed in that era. Still totally original and unscathed by nearly 40 years of imitations and so-called musical progress.
The other side is a meat & potatoes rocky-bluesy-folky delight.
Simplicity and fun at it's best. Catchy tunes with some touches of humour and bluesy sorrow. Good guitar playing. Lots of life and charisma, joy and laughter.
"Children of the Future" and "Sailor" are still, IMO, SMB's greatest, most avant-garde albums and have nothing to crave from any modern imitations.
"Somebody gimme a cheese burger!"
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Future March 15 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The music is as I remembered but I bought it a lot for the cover and well, half of it is missing (Children) so I give it four stars.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars - Good debut album Feb. 7 2004
Format:Audio CD
Children Of The Future (1968.) Steve Miller Band's first album.
In the seventies, the Steve Miller Band made a name for themselves by performing some of the finest pop-rock hits of the decade, such as Swingtown, The Joker, Take The Money And Run, and Fly Like An Eagle. Many fans of the Steve Miller Band have no idea that the band was once a far cry from the incarnation that became popular. The band's 1968 debut album, Children Of The Future, is just about as far from the band you know and love as you could possibly get. But is it a good album? Read on for my review.
If you're looking for pop-rock numbers like the band did in the seventies, you're looking in the wrong place. This was the band's very first full-length studio album, and on this album, they sound NOTHING like the Steve Miller Band of the seventies. This is psychedelic classic rock, comparable to bands like Cream and Vanilla Fudge. In fact, the band on this album sounds more like THOSE bands than their later self! This album may be radically different, but it still rocks. The album is kicked off with an interesting little instrumental number, In My First Mind, which grabs your attention and holds onto it. After that you get the title track, which is nothing short of excellent. The "first side" of the album provides mostly psychedelic rock-style tunes, some of which are instrumentals. The "second side" of the album, as another reviewer put it, features slightly more "down to earth" material. In fact, a few of the tunes on the album's side B were written by Boz Scaggs (he was a member of the band long before he became a popular solo artist!) Although many of these songs are excellent, this just isn't quite up to the quality of the band's seventies material.
My final verdict is simple.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Miller's best, and the all-time sleeper June 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
"Children of the Future" is Steve Miller's best album, and judging from the limited reviews here, it is the all-time sleeper album. As Miller's first album, it has little musical resemblance to what will become his more commercially-successful though less-satisfying music, such as "The Joker" and "Fly Like an Eagle". Boz Scaggs ("Lido Shuffle") is credited with two of the better cuts, but truthfully, I can't pick a favorite.
If your collection does not include this CD, then you are missing some great stuff. It will make you say "whoa, baby!" as you cycle it through the CD player again and again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Miller's best June 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the all-time sleeper albums, and is virtually unrecognizable as a product of the later commercially-popular Steve Miller of "Fly Like An Eagle" and "Joker" fame. Boz Scaggs ("Lido Shuffle") has writing credit for two of the best cuts - but really, they are all good. I can't pick a favorite.
A truly phenomenal album that will cause you to say "Whoa, baby!" as you cycle it through the CD player again. If this CD is not in your collection, then you have a woefully inadequte representation of the best '60's music available.
Sorry for the double post - it didn't show up for a long time :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a Debut! April 9 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Children Of The Future joined engineer/producer Glyn Johns with the SMB, a partnership that would last for their next four albums. From one of the best debut albums of all-time, side two is one of the best album sides of all-time. It begins with Boz Scaggs' two fine contributions to the LP. "Baby's Callin' Me Home" is a mellow tune with Ben Sidran's filling in with jazzy harpsichord figures. It remained one of Boz' staples in his live shows for years. A raw, blending segue follows into the rockin' "Steppin Stone", with one of Steve Miller's great guitar solos and a seamless transition into "Roll With It", which features Beach Boy harmonies and another great solo from Steve. Then you hear footsteps and a door slam in the intro of "Junior Saw It Happen". It contains drummer Tim Davis' vocal and yet one more short, concise solo from Steve. "Fanny Mae" has been called a tip of the hat to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and that sounds right with the late Davis on vocals again and Steve on harmonica. Side two ends by tucking you into bed with the slowest, most subdued version of "Key to the Highway" I have ever heard. I became a big SMB fan based on my initial exposure to this LP, only releasing my addiction when the Joker emerged. It might be considered strange that when SMB finally unlocked the key to commercial success, I dismissed Miller as a has-been. Alas, the public at large and I have disagreed on many counts. Nevertheless, IMHO this album is a masterpiece, merging blues with psychedelia. It remains a classic and still holds up with great guitar work, excellent vocals, interesting compositions and stellar production value.
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4.0 out of 5 stars an early masterpiece
very good record , trippy and spacey stuff , wuold have liked a bit more guitar but far superior than later , more commercial material like The Joker and Fly Like an Eagle
Published 14 months ago by m.beccaria@sympatico.ca
4.0 out of 5 stars Before we go to a commercial...
Long before Steve Miller hit it big with commercial albums like "The Joker", "Fly Like An Eagle" and "Book Of Dreams", he put out 6 incredible albums, starting with this gem. Read more
Published on Feb. 19 2003 by michael wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply trippy; you won't believe this is the same band!
No doubt about it, it is Steve Miller's mid-1970s music that remains the most popular & well-known, thanks to it being replayed over & over on classic rock radio stations. Read more
Published on Feb. 6 2003 by 33-year old wallflower
3.0 out of 5 stars The 60's versus the 80's
Mistakingly clever to try and sell an album with song samples. The cleverness comes when songs from another album are substituted and pushed off as belonging on Brave New World. Read more
Published on Jan. 9 2002 by Peter McCarthy
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Your Average Steve Miller
This is the first Steve Miller Band recording, when they were known in the Bay Area as The Steve Miller Blues Band. It's what was then known as a "concept" album, i.e. Read more
Published on Dec 18 2001 by 60sfan
4.0 out of 5 stars Early Miller, But There Are Others...
While I enjoy this CD and it is an interesting glimpse of what his first heyday was all about and the "San Francisco" sound of the psychedelic era... Read more
Published on March 21 2001 by R. Prescott
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