The Dreamer (Etta James album)

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The Dreamer
Etta James Dreamer.jpg
Studio album by Etta James
Released November 8, 2011
Genre Blues
Length 50:20
Label Verve Forecast
Producer Etta James, Josh Sklair, Danto and Sametto
Etta James chronology
All the Way
(2006)All the Way2006
The Dreamer
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]
The Daily Telegraph 3.5/5 stars[3]
The Independent 4/5 stars[4]

The Dreamer is the twenty-eighth and final album recorded by American R&B singer Etta James. It was released on November 8, 2011 as her final album because of her battle with leukaemia at the time and released more than two months before her death. The album received mostly positive reviews from critics.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original artist Length
1. "Groove Me" King Floyd 4:40
2. "Champagne & Wine" Otis Redding 3:58
3. "Dreamer" Bobby Bland 4:58
4. "Welcome to the Jungle" Guns N' Roses 3:01
5. "Misty Blue" Bob Montgomery 4:58
6. "Boondocks" Little Big Town 4:12
7. "Cigarettes & Coffee" Otis Redding 6:22
8. "In the Evening" Ray Charles 4:47
9. "Too Tired" Johnny "Guitar" Watson 2:32
10. "That's the Chance You Take" Johnny "Guitar" Watson 3:48
11. "Let Me Down Easy" Little Milton 7:04
Total length: 50:20


  1. ^ The Dreamer at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 17, 2012). "Etta James". MSN Music. Microsoft. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  3. ^ Chilton, Martin (11 November 2011). "Etta James: The Dreamer, CD review". The Daily Telegraph. London. 
  4. ^ Gill, Andy (11 November 2011). "Album: Etta James, The Dreamer (Decca)". The Independent. London.