Dreaming My Dreams (Waylon Jennings album)

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Dreaming My Dreams
Studio album by Waylon Jennings
Released June 1975
Recorded February - July 1974
Genre Country, outlaw country
Label RCA Victor
Producer Waylon Jennings, Jack Clement
Waylon Jennings chronology
The Ramblin' Man
Dreaming My Dreams
Wanted! The Outlaws

Dreaming My Dreams is a country album released by Waylon Jennings on RCA Victor in 1975. The first of several #1 records, it was released to great critical acclaim and considerable commercial success.

Several singles were released successfully: "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" backed with a live version of "Bob Wills Is Still the King", recorded at the Austin Opry House in 1974, reached #1, "Let's Help All the Cowboys (Sing the Blues)" had reached #2 earlier in 1975 as the flip side of Jennings' "Rainy Day Woman" single, and "Dreaming My Dreams with You" peaked at #10.

The album's original short liner notes, discussing how the human voice is the only instrument that manages to give a glimpse of Jennings' soul, were written by Neil Diamond. Dreaming My Dreams was reissued in 2001 on Buddah Records, with two bonus tracks.

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Critical Reception[edit]

Tony Glover of Rolling Stone described Jennings as "an ultimate performer". Comparing his studio recordings with his live performances, Glover described that his work on the studio "seems to aim more for the midnight mind".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" (Waylon Jennings) – 3:02
  2. "Waymore's Blues" (Curtis Buck, Jennings) – 2:47
  3. "I Recall a Gypsy Woman" (Bob McDill, Allen Reynolds) – 3:01
  4. "High Time (You Quit Your Lowdown Ways)" (Billy Ray Reynolds) – 2:48
  5. "I've Been a Long Time Leaving (But I'll Be a Long Time Gone)" (Roger Miller) – 2:45
  6. "Let's All Help the Cowboys (Sing the Blues)" (Jack Clement) – 3:19
  7. "The Door Is Always Open" (Dickey Lee, McDill) – 2:44
  8. "Let's Turn Back the Years" (Hank Williams) – 2:32
  9. "She's Looking Good" (Autry Inman) – 2:32
  10. "Dreaming My Dreams with You" (A. Reynolds) – 2:27
  11. "Bob Wills Is Still the King" (Live) (Jennings) – 3:36

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "All Around Cowboy" (Len Pollard, Jack Routh) – 2:58
  2. "Ride Me Down Easy" (Billy Joe Shaver) – 2:41


  1. ^ Glover, Tony (August 28, 1975). "Dreaming my Dreams". Rolling Stone (Wenner Media LLC.).