Million Mile Reflections

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Million Mile Reflections
Million Mile Reflections album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 20, 1979
RecordedWoodland Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
GenreRock, country, bluegrass
Length37:27
LabelEpic
ProducerJohn Boylan
The Charlie Daniels Band chronology
Midnight Wind
(1977)
Million Mile Reflections
(1979)
Full Moon
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideC[2]

Million Mile Reflections is the 10th studio album by The Charlie Daniels Band, released on April 20, 1979. It is best known for the hit single The Devil Went Down to Georgia. The title refers to the band having passed the million mile mark in its touring. The song Reflections is a tribute to Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, and Ronnie Van Zant.[3] Daniels dedicated the album to Van Zant, who had died in October, 1977 in a plane crash.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Charlie Daniels, Tom Crain, Taz DiGregorio, Fred Edwards, Charles Hayward & James W. Marshall, except where noted.

  1. "Passing Lane" - 3:17
  2. "Blue Star" - 3:40
  3. "Jitterbug" (Daniels, Crain, DiGregorio, Edwards, Hayward, Don Murray) - 3:11
  4. "Behind Your Eyes" (John Boylan) - 3:56
  5. "Reflections" - 5:26
  6. "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" - 3:34
  7. "Mississippi" (Daniels) - 3:10
  8. "Blind Man" (Crain) - 3:46
  9. "Rainbow Ride" - 7:24

The 8-track tape running order (Epic JEA 35751) differs from the original LP, as follows:

Program 1: Passing Lane - Blue Star - Jitterbug

Program 2: Reflections - The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Behind Your Eyes (Part 1)

Program 3: Behind Your Eyes (Concl) - Mississippi - Blind Man

Program 4: Rainbow Ride - The Devil Went Down To Georgia (Reprise)*

*"The Devil Went Down To Georgia (Reprise)" is a shorter version of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" evidenced only by an earlier fade, likely to best program the 8-track tape to minimize a lengthy silent portion of Program 4 and minimize splitting more than one track over the four programs.

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 5
Canadian RPM Country Albums 2
Canadian RPM Top Albums 9
U.K. Albums Chart 74

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions
US Country US CAN Country CAN
1979 "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" 1 3 1 5
"Mississippi" 19 3
"Behind Your Eyes" 87

Personnel[edit]

The Charlie Daniels Band:

Additional personnel:

  • Bergen White - string arrangements on tracks 5 and 7
  • Lea Jane Singers - background vocals on tracks 3 and 5
  • Terry Mead - trumpet on "Jitterbug"

Production[edit]

  • Producer: John Boylan
  • Engineer: Paul Grupp
  • Assistant (recording): Steve Goostree
  • Mixed at Westlake Sound, Los Angeles, Ca.
  • Assistants (mixing): Dave Rideau, Erik Zobler
  • Production supervisor: Joseph E. Sullivan
  • Cover illustration: Bill Myers
  • Cover design: Virginia Team - Wm. J. Johnson

Catalog number[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Million Mile Reflections at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: D". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Chernicky, David (March 25, 1979). "Charlie Daniels A Happy Country Boy". Daily Press. p. 66. Retrieved 2018-12-28 – via newspapers.com.