The Rest of the Dream

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The Rest of the Dream
Studio album by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Released 1990
Genre Country/Country rock/Folk rock/Bluegrass
Label MCA
Producer Randy Scruggs, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band chronology
Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two
(1989)Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two1989
The Rest of the Dream
Live Two Five
(1991)Live Two Five1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Rest of the Dream is the 1990 album from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (a.k.a. "The Dirt Band"). It peaked at #53 on the US Country charts. Two singles from the album hit the Billboard Country Top 100 - a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)" peaked at #65 and "You Made Life Good Again" rose to #60.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)" (Bruce Springsteen) - 3:56
  2. "Waiting on a Dark Eyed Girl'" (Ron Davies) - 3:12
  3. "Junior's Grill" (Jim Photoglo, Vince Melemed, Jimmy Ibbotson) - 3:08
  4. "Blow Out The Stars, Turn Off The Moon" (Bobby Braddock) - 3:52
  5. "The Rest of the Dream" (John Hiatt) - 4:36
  6. "Just Enough Ashland City" (John Hiatt) - 3:56
  7. "Hillbilly Hollywood" (Jim Photoglo, Vince Melemed) - 2:55
  8. "Snowballs" (Bob Garshelis, Kim Tribble, Jimmie Fadden) - 4:07
  9. "Wishing Well" (Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter) - 3:30
  10. "You Made Life Good Again" (Bob DiPiero, Steve Seskin) - 3:00


The Band

  • Jeff Hanna - Lead & Harmony & Background Vocals, Electric Lead & Acoustic 6 & 12 String & National Guitars, Washboard
  • Jimmy Ibbotson - Lead & Harmony Vocals, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar
  • Jimmie Fadden - Drums, Harmonica, Jaw Harp, Background Vocals
  • Bob Carpenter - Piano, Harmony & Background Vocals, Accordion, Keyboards

Contributing Musicians

  • Jerry Douglas - Lap Steel, Dobro
  • Paul Franklin - Steel Guitar
  • Mike Henderson - Electric Slide Guitar, Electric Guitar, Big Note Tremolo Guitar
  • Josh Leo - Electric Guitar
  • Randy Scruggs - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bill Lloyd's 12 string Rickenbacker, Banjo
  • Glenn Worf - Bass, Upright Bass
  • Jim Photoglo - Background Vocals
  • Harry Stinson - Background Vocals

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 53


All information is from album liner notes unless otherwise noted. [3]

  1. ^ All Music Guide. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  2. ^ Nitty Gritty Dirt Band discography
  3. ^ The Rest Of The Dream, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, MCA Records MCAD-6407