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Children of the Future
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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this album from the Rock singer, songwriter and guitarist. First album Children Of The Future was produced by Glyn Johns at Olympic Studios in London, and released in April 1968. The five-man line-up featured Steve Miller on guitar and vocals, Boz Scaggs on guitar and vocals, Lonnie Turner on bass, Tim Davis on drums and Jim Peterman on keyboards. The original side one of the album features a suite of linked psychedelic songs, while side two starts with two Boz Scaggs originals before culminating in a selection of blues cover versions. The bonus track is the non-album single side 'Sittin' In Circles'. The booklet of this Special Digipak Edition contains all the lyrics, a brand new booklet note by San Francisco journalist Joel Selvin, based on 2012 interviews with Steve Miller himself, and photos from Steve's own collection. Edsel.
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While it's almost certain that a great deal of the psychedelic music created in the late 1960s was by people who were high on hallucinogens more often than not, Steve Miller doesn't strike me as a person who was into that stuff. So it's even more of a wonder if music like that on CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE was created with almost no LSD or the like involved. It is high quality acid rock that was just as worthy of the best of its kind, even if commercially it was ignored by most of the marketplace.
The trippiest stuff is most certainly found on the first half of the album with songs like the folk-rocking title track (the harmonies are to die for), the epic soundscape "In My First Mind" (could have been from Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd) & "The Beauty Of Time Is That It's Snowing" (basically a continuation of the sound of "In My First Mind" with instrumental improvisation). One doesn't need to have been around in the Summer of Love to get the feeling of free love & peace that surrounded the making of music like this. "Pushed Me To It" & "You've Got The Power" (later used as the base for an epic jam in concert) are less-than-a-minute long sound bites that should be heard as part of the seamless suite that makes up the first half.Read more ›
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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 EaglePublished on May 9 2013 by email@example.com
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.Published on March 15 2013 by denis ampleman
Love this early "Miller"....so cool for the times. Boz Scaggs
really stands out so it's no surprise he forged a solo career. Read more
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... Read morePublished on June 23 2005 by Phileas Fogg
"Children of the Future" is Steve Miller's best album, and judging from the limited reviews here, it is the all-time sleeper album. Read morePublished on June 17 2004 by K. Gittins
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. Read morePublished on June 16 2004 by K. Gittins
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... Read more
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 morePublished on Jan. 8 2002 by Peter McCarthy
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 morePublished on Dec 17 2001 by 60sfan