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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
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Reissue of 1975 album featuring guest appearances by Linda Ronstadt and Leon Russell. 15 tracks.


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All Artists: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Title: Dream
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes on
Release Date: 1/10/1997
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Import
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Bluegrass, Outlaw Country, Contemporary Folk, Adult Contemporary, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


Album Description
Reissue of 1975 album featuring guest appearances by Linda Ronstadt and Leon Russell. 15 tracks.

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CD Reviews

Dream Is A Five Star
David P. Less | United States | 08/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ah.. I can finally replace my LP and the worn-out tape....If you are familiar with The Dirt Band, then you need to add /replace this one. "Dream" is a true compliment to "Circle 1" and "Uncle Charlie" for your collection of the older NGDB gems. If you aren't familiar with their older stuff, this is a great kick-start.Is it Country? Is it Rock? Is it Folk? It's all of them and the best thing about their style is that they can meld all the styles into a single song and it sounds great to lovers of each. This CD will grab your ear and just make you smile. Great playing (as always), great song selection, strong singing and great harmonies (listen to "Dream"). This one is a lot of fun. Listen and they sound like they are having fun. You can HEAR why the NGDB was as much on the cutting edge of blending country, traditional, rock and bluegrass as anyone and the west coast sound made it cool. Add Live 25, Circle 2, Acoustic and BANG from the recent years and you'll be all set. Circle 3 soon!If you enjoy Emmylou, Nanci Griffith, CSNY, Vince Gill or Randy Scruggs you love "Dream".

The Nitty Gritty's Sgt. Pepper " Once upon a concept"
Jim Bob from Montana | Montana | 12/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album was the last concept album the band recorded with William McEuen playing a major role in its musical production. Liberty Records heavily promoted this album and distributed it to the radio stations with an interview album and a single sampler. Advertisements appeared in major music-oriented magazines and it received very good reviews from the music critics. Commercially, the album failed to live up to the label's expectations and artistically marked the end the band's direction into the "uncharted" (pun -intended) waters of AOR country rock. Unjustifiably, this album has never received its due for its musical content or concept. It was the last of the NGDB Liberty albums to be re-released by BGO. This is a landmark album that should be in every Dirt Head's collection. (end of can return to your lives, citizens)"
A very nice dream, indeed.
Garry Daniel | Knoxville, TN United States | 05/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These were the days when the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band were at their creative peak. Shortly after the release of this album the band went into commercial pop music and then into very commercial country music. Not that those eras were bad (the Dirt Band didn't do bad) but they were very safe periods for them. But Dream was the pinnacle of their creativity, in my opinion.
The somewhat bizarre rendition of Battle of New Orleans took some getting used to, but I came to appreciate it for what it is. They had already done a straight forward version, now it was time to experiment a bit. Ripplin' Waters is one of the best tunes they ever put on tape, and still sounds fresh to this day. Mother of Love and Bayou Jubilee are very well done rock songs and show that the Dirt Band can rock (in their own way).
All I have to do is Dream shows off the band's harmony abilities to good effect. I like this album very much and it reminds me of seeing the band in concert for the Dream tour in 1975. They were reduced to a quartet with the departure of the very talented Les Thompson. They came out as a four-piece, with no additional musicians and they really brought down the house. Those were good times, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will always be a part of my life. Buy this album and enjoy an excellent band at thier
peak. They weren't a bluegrass, rock, country,or folk band. They were just a damn fine band who could play it all.