Children of the Future (Steve Miller Band album)

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Children of the Future
Children of the Future (Steve Miller Band album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Steve Miller Band
Released June 1968
Recorded Early 1968
Studio Olympic Studios, London, England[1]
Genre Psychedelic rock,[2][3] blues rock[2]
Length 38:21
Label Capitol
Producer Glyn Johns[1]
Steve Miller Band chronology
Children of the Future
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone (positive) [5]

Children of the Future is the debut album by American rock band Steve Miller Band, released in 1968 by Capitol Records. The album was produced by notable British record producer/engineer, Glyn Johns,[1] who would go on to produce another successful American band: The Eagles.


The style is a mixture of blues and psychedelic rock reflecting the ambience of the British blues revival, not surprisingly considering the album was recorded in London (at Olympic Studios). Rolling Stone described the first side as being "constructed like Sgt Pepper".[6] Writing in Crawdaddy!, Peter Knobler called the album "a triple moment of experience, knowledge, inspiration."[7] However, many of the songs had been written earlier when Miller was working as a janitor at a Texas music studio.[2] "Baby's Callin' Me Home" was written by Boz Scaggs who later rose to considerable global fame in his own right.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Steve Miller, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Children of the Future" – 2:59
  2. "Pushed Me to It" – 0:38
  3. "You've Got the Power" – 0:53
  4. "In My First Mind" (Miller, Jim Peterman) – 7:35
  5. "The Beauty of Time Is That It's Snowing (Psychedelic B.B.)" – 5:17
Side two
  1. "Baby's Callin' Me Home" (Boz Scaggs) – 3:24
  2. "Steppin' Stone" (Scaggs) – 3:02
  3. "Roll with It" – 2:29
  4. "Junior Saw It Happen" (Jim Pulte) – 2:29
  5. "Fanny Mae" (Buster Brown) – 3:04
  6. "Key to the Highway" (Big Bill Broonzy, Charlie Segar) – 6:18

2012 reissue[edit]

Edsel Records UK rereleased the album in September 2012 with the addition of a Non-album single, "Sittin' In Circles" as a bonus track.


Additional personnel


Chart (1968) Peak
US Billboard 200[8] 134


  1. ^ a b c All Music Review
  2. ^ Wenner, Jann (22 May 2014). "20 Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the Sixties That You've Never Heard > Steve Miller Band, 'Children of the Future'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  3. ^ AllMusic review
  4. ^ Wenner, Jann (June 22, 1968). "Children Of The Future - Album Reviews - Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Rolling Stone Review
  6. ^ Crawdaddy! 1968
  7. ^