The Rest of the Dream

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The Rest Of The Dream
Studio album by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Released 1990
Genre Country/Country rock/Folk rock/Bluegrass
Label MCA
Producer Randy Scruggs, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band chronology
Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two
The Rest Of The Dream
Live Two Five
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Rest Of The Dream is the 1990 album from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (aka The Dirt Band) is notable for having many charting albums and singles. This album went to 53 on the US Country charts. Two singles from the album were top 100. A cover of Bruce Springsteen's "From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)" went to 65 and "You Made Life Good Again" went to 60.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)" (Bruce Springsteen) - 3:56
  2. "Waiting on a Dark Eyed Girl'" (Ron Davies) - 3:12
  3. "Junior's Grill" (Jim Photoglo, Vince Melemed, Jimmy Ibbotson) - 3:08
  4. "Blow Out The Stars, Turn Off The Moon" (Bobby Braddock) - 3:52
  5. "The Rest of the Dream" (John Hiatt) - 4:36
  6. "Just Enough Ashland City" (John Hiatt) - 3:56
  7. "Hillbilly Hollywood" (Jim Photoglo, Vince Melemed) - 2:55
  8. "Snowballs" (Bob Garshelis, Kim Tribble, Jimmie Fadden) - 4:07
  9. "Wishing Well" (Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter) - 3:30
  10. "You Made Life Good Again" (Bob DiPiero, Steve Seskin) - 3:00


The Band

  • Jeff Hanna - Lead & Harmony & Background Vocals, Electric Lead & Acoustic 6 & 12 String & National Guitars, Washboard
  • Jimmy Ibbotson - Lead & Harmony Vocals, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar
  • Jimmie Fadden - Drums, Harmonica, Jaw Harp, Background Vocals
  • Bob Carpenter - Piano, Harmony & Background Vocals, Accordion, Keyboards

Contributing Musicians

  • Jerry Douglas - Lap Steel, Dobro
  • Paul Franklin - Steel Guitar
  • Mike Henderson - Electric Slide Guitar, Electric Guitar, Big Note Tremelo Guitar
  • Josh Leo - Electric Guitar
  • Randy Scruggs - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bill Lloyd's 12 string Rickenbacker, Banjo
  • Glenn Worf - Bass, Upright Bass
  • Jim Photoglo - Background Vocals
  • Harry Stinson - Background Vocals

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 53


All information is from album liner notes unless otherwise noted. [3]

  1. ^ All Music Guide. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  2. ^ Nitty Gritty Dirt Band discography
  3. ^ The Rest Of The Dream, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, MCA Records MCAD-6407