A career highlight that deserves to be reissued and enjoyed.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I owned the "Dream Come True" LP many long years ago, copied it onto audio tape and wore it out. It's easy for an album like this to get lost in the shuffle of 1970s-80s "funky smooth jazz" offerings. But there's always been more to Earl Klugh -- his choice of material, tasteful interpretations and unquestionable gift of talent. If you're new to the territory, Earl Klugh (pronounced "Clue") is a Detroit-born guitarist who prefers an acoustic, nylon-string approach. Once you've heard him, his sound is instantly recognizable. He can play it fast, he can play it pretty, but always in service to the melody. Grandstanding ain't his style, but you know him when you hear him. He's staked out his territory. "Dream Come True" brings on the funk, as well as beautiful ballads, light calypso touches, even a little countrified soul complete with steel guitar. Simply stated, this is my favorite Earl Klugh album in a long line of quality work."Dream Come True" deserves to be reissued and enjoyed by a new generation of music lovers. It stands the test of time."
...it was a "dream come true".....
H. Pengson | Los Angeles, CA | 06/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...i've got most of his albums (LP's) and i'm almost done in "recollecting" them in CD versions...this particular album took a while to come out and i'm so glad that i've finally got one. my favorite song in this album is "DOC", but i really like, with no exaggerations, all his music in every album released. very classy, very soft...his songs are really "music to my ears"..."
Still Dreaming about this album
Louis S. Dubnow | Cambria California | 03/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this album up on cassette at Longs Drug Store in Monterey back in 1985ish, and was instantly hooked. So hooked that I picked up every one of Mr Klugh's albums religiously for the next 20 years. He is such an incredibly talented artist. I am ashamed to say that I've only now begun to convert my collection over to cd. The Dream Come True album holds so many special memories for me, in fact, in 1986, I named my new puppy "Doc", and that loyal pooch's personailty fit that tune's melody for his 13+ years on this Earth. The beautiful words at the end of "I Don't Want To Leave You Alone Anymore" still stir me up, and every single tune on this album takes me "there". Bravo and thanks to Mr. Klugh, thanks for sharing your dream with us."