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 Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  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