Sailor (album)

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Studio album by The Steve Miller Band
Released October 1968 (1968-10)[1]
Recorded 1968 in Los Angeles, California[1]
Genre Psychedelic rock, blues rock
Length 34:22[2]
Label Capitol
Producer Glyn Johns[1]
The Steve Miller Band chronology
Children of the Future
Brave New World
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone (positive) [3]

Sailor is the second studio album by American rock group The Steve Miller Band (thus credited), released in October 1968 by Capitol Records. Like The Steve Miller Band's previous album, Children of the Future, Sailor was produced by Glyn Johns. Unlike its predecessor which was recorded in London, England, Sailor was recorded in Los Angeles, California.[1] It was the last Steve Miller Band album to feature contributions by original members Boz Scaggs and Jim Peterman. Scaggs went on to a successful solo career.

The album features a psychedelic blues rock sound. Tracks "Living in the U.S.A." and "Quicksilver Girl" later received additional notice when the former was covered in 1969 by Wilmer & the Dukes and the latter was included in the popular 1984 movie The Big Chill.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Song for Our Ancestors" (Steve Miller) – 5:57
  2. "Dear Mary" (Miller) – 3:35
  3. "My Friend" (Tim Davis, Boz Scaggs) – 3:30
  4. "Living in the U.S.A." (Miller) – 4:03
Side two
  1. "Quicksilver Girl" (Miller) – 2:40
  2. "Lucky Man" (Jim Peterman) – 3:08
  3. "Gangster of Love" (Johnny "Guitar" Watson) – 1:24
  4. "You're So Fine" (Jimmy Reed) – 2:51
  5. "Overdrive" (Scaggs) – 3:54
  6. "Dime-a-Dance Romance" (Scaggs) – 3:26



Chart (1968) Peak
US Billboard 200[4] 24
Chart (1969) Peak
Canada (RPM Top 50 Albums)[5] 27


  1. ^ a b Amy Hanson (2010). "Sailor - Steve Miller Band". Allmusic Guide. Retrieved October 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ Dorn, Mike (November 23, 1968). "Records". Rolling Stone. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. 
  3. ^ Steve Miller (1943-10-05). "Steve Miller - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2012-06-03.