In Between Dreams

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In Between Dreams
Studio album by Jack Johnson
Released March 1, 2005 (2005-03-01)
Recorded The Mango Tree, Hawaii, October 2004
Genre Folk rock, acoustic rock
Length 41:34
Label Brushfire Records
B0004149-01 (LP)
B0004149-02 (CD)
Producer Mario Caldato, Jr.
Jack Johnson chronology
On and On
In Between Dreams
Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Blender 2/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[3]
Mojo 3/5 stars[4]
The New York Times (mixed)[5]
PopMatters (6/10)[6]
Q 3/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[8]
Spin D+[9]
The Village Voice (favorable)[10]

In Between Dreams is the third album by singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, released by Brushfire Records in the United States on March 1, 2005 (see 2005 in music). The album received generally mixed reviews from music critics.[11]

Album cover[edit]

The album cover depicts a mango tree, referring to the Mango Tree, the studio where In Between Dreams was recorded. There is also a reference to the mango tree in "Better Together."

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Jack Johnson, all music composed by Johnson, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Better Together"   3:27
2. "Never Know"   3:32
3. "Banana Pancakes"   3:12
4. "Good People"   3:28
5. "No Other Way"   3:09
6. "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing"   3:03
7. "Staple It Together" (Jack Johnson, Merlo Podlewski) 3:16
8. "Situations"   1:17
9. "Crying Shame" (Jack Johnson, Adam Topol) 3:06
10. "If I Could"   2:25
11. "Breakdown" (Jack Johnson, Dan Nakamura & Paul Huston) 3:32
12. "Belle"   1:43
13. "Do You Remember"   2:24
14. "Constellations"   3:21





Year Chart Peak
2005 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
UK Albums Chart 1
German Albums Chart [12] 7
U.S. Billboard 200 2
Top Canadian Albums 3
Top Internet Albums 2
2006 U.S. Billboard 200 2
Top Internet Albums 64


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[13] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[14] Gold 0x
Brazil (ABPD)[15] Gold 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[16] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[17] 2× Platinum 30,000x
Japan (RIAJ)[18] Gold 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] 4× Platinum 1,600,000^
United States (RIAA)[20] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Sheet Music[edit]

The artist-approved sheet music of this album is available through Cherry Lane Music Company in a "Play It Like It Is" guitar folio.[21]


  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "Jack Johnson, 'In Between Dreams' (Brushfire)". Blender (Alpha Media Group): 119. April 2005. 
  3. ^ Browne, David (February 28, 2005). "In Between Dreams Review". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Jack Johnson, 'In Between Dreams' (Brushfire)". Mojo (EMAP): 109. May 2005. 
  5. ^ Pareles, Jon (March 13, 2005). "Playlist: The Sexy Sounds of Childbearing". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  6. ^ "PopMatters review". 
  7. ^ "Jack Johnson, 'In Between Dreams' (Brushfire)". Q (Bauer Media Group): 122. April 2005. 
  8. ^ "Rolling Stone review". 
  9. ^ Gross, Joe (April 2005). "Jack Johnson, 'In Between Dreams' (Brushfire)". Spin (SPIN Media) 21 (4): 102. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  10. ^ Wood, Mikael (August 30, 2005). "Dumber Breeze". The Village Voice. Village Voice Media. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  11. ^ "In Between Dreams Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  12. ^ "In Between Dreams". Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  14. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Jack Johnson in the field Interpret. Enter In Between Dreams in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  15. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. 
  16. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams". Music Canada. 
  17. ^ "Irish album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams". Irish Recorded Music Association. 
  18. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  19. ^ "British album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter In Between Dreams in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  20. ^ "American album certifications – Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  21. ^ "Cherry Lane Print". 

External links[edit]

  • Honolulu Advertiser: "Johnson hits the road, sharing his 'Dreams'" - Inspiration behind the songs
Preceded by
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
by Arctic Monkeys
UK number one album
February 26, 2006 – March 4, 2006
Succeeded by
Corinne Bailey Rae by Corinne Bailey Rae
Preceded by
Hot Fuss by The Killers
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
March 7, 2005 – April 3, 2005
Succeeded by
Anthony Callea by Anthony Callea