Dreams and All That Stuff

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Dreams and all that stuff
Dreams And All That Stuff.jpg
Cover photo airbrushed over a photo of Monument Valley, Utah
Studio album by Leo Kottke
Released 1974
Recorded Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN
Genre Folk, New Acoustic, American Primitive Guitar
Length 30:03
Label Capitol (ST-11335)
Producer Denny Bruce
Leo Kottke chronology
Ice Water
(1974)
Dreams and All That Stuff
(1974)
Leo Kottke, Peter Lang & John Fahey
(1974)

Dreams and all that stuff is the eighth album by guitarist Leo Kottke. It is the only completely instrumental album Kottke released on Capitol. It peaked at #45 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts, his highest position achieved on the Pop Albums charts.

It was re-issued on CD by BGO Records (CD132) in 1992 and One Way Records (S21-18462) in 1996.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Bruce Eder wrote of the album "The shifting moods make this album, appropriately enough, a rather dreamlike experience... Kottke's own tunes are reasonably memorable, though the virtuosity tends to overshadow the music itself at times."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Leo Kottke except as noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Mona Ray" (Leo Kottke, Michael Johnson) – 3:40
  2. "When Shrimps Learn to Whistle" – 3:28
  3. "Twilight Property" – 3:11
  4. "Bill Cheatham" (P.D.; arranged by Kottke and Hand) – 1:45
  5. "Vertical Trees" – 2:34

Side two[edit]

  1. Medley: "San Antonio Rose" / "America the Beautiful" (Bob Wills, Ward-Bates, P.D.; Bourne Co.; arranged by Kottke) – 2:03
  2. "Constant Traveler" – 3:50
  3. "Why Ask Why?" (Norman Gimbel, Ken Lauber) – 2:09
  4. "Taking a Sandwich to a Feast" – 2:45
  5. "Hole in the Day" – 2:50
  6. "Mona Roy" – 1:48

Personnel[edit]

  • Leo Kottke – 6 & 12-String Guitar
  • Mike Johnson – duet guitar on "Mona Ray"
  • Bill Berg – percussion
  • Bill Peterson – bass
  • Bill Barber – synthesizer, piano
  • Cal Hand – steel guitar, dobro
  • Herb Pilhofer – piano on "Why Ask Why?"
  • Jack “Birthday Party” Smith – piano on "Mona Roy"

Production notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. "Dreams and All That Stuff > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 

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