Rock Band

Steve Miller Band – Ultimate Hits

Sunday 24th September 2017

Track Listing:

CD1

1. Steve Miller Age 5 Talking To His Godfather Les Paul (Remastered 2017)
2. Gangster Of Love (Live)
3. The Joker (Remastered 2017)
4. Baby’s Callin’ Me Home
5. My Dark Hour (Remastered 2017)
6. Little Girl (Remastered 2017)
7. Living In The U.S.A (Live)
8. Space Cowboy (Live)
9. Seasons
10. Journey From Eden (Remastered 2017)
11. Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma (Remastered 2017)
12. Going To Mexico (Remastered 2017)
13. Kow Kow Calculator (Remastered 2017)
14. Come On In My Kitchen (Live / Remastered 2017)
15. Sugar Babe (Live)
16. The Lovin’ Cup (Live)
17. Dance, Dance, Dance (Remastered 2017)
18. Take The Money And Run (Remastered 2017)
19. Rock’n Me (Remastered 2017)
20. Space Intro (Remastered 2017)
21. Fly Like An Eagle (Remastered 2017)

CD2

1. Wild Mountain Honey (Remastered 2017)
2. The Window (Remastered 2017)
3. Take The Money And Run (Demo)
4. In The Midnight Hour
5. Jungle Love (Remastered 2017)
6. Threshold
7. Jet Airliner (Remastered 2017)
8. The Stake (Remastered 2017)
9. Swingtown (Remastered 2017)
10. Serenades From The Stars (Remastered 2017)
11. True Fine Love (Remastered 2017)
12. Heart Like A Wheel (Remastered 2017)
13. Abracadabra (Remastered 2017)
14. I Want To Make The World Turn Around (Remastered 2017)
15. Italian X Rays (Remastered 2017)
16. Don’t Cha Know
17. Cry, Cry, Cry (Remastered 2017)
18. Stranger Blues (Remastered 2017)
19. Behind The Barn (Remastered 2017)

It was recently announced that Steve Miller has brought his entire catalogue of recorded music to Capitol, where he originally began his recording career in 1967. Miller has opened his vault/warehouse of music, footage, photos, memorabilia, artwork, handwritten notes, journals, and more to Capitol/UMe to include in his upcoming releases. Steve Miller Band’s new Ultimate Hits collections, produced by Miller, launch the initiative.

“Selecting material to include in these two collections and revisiting the creation of these recordings I’m reminded of how I learned to make multi-track recordings from Les Paul and play lead guitar from T Bone Walker. I’ve been blessed to work with so many wonderful musicians and engineers and friends over the years.  Mostly I want to thank you our fans who come out to our shows and listen to our records. I hope you enjoy this as much I did putting this together for you.” – Steve Miller

Running through Miller’s distinctive catalog is a combination of virtuosity and song craft. His parents were jazz aficionados – not to mention close friends of Les Paul and Mary Ford – so, as a budding guitarist, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from that musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, eventually moving to Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield.

One of the world’s most commercially successful and acclaimed artist/bands in the history of popular music, Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ’60s. The Steve Miller Band released two LPs on Capitol Records in 1968: Children of the Future, and Sailor, which included “Living In The USA,” which became a staple on the new rock radio format. Next came Brave New World, the band’s third album including the hit “Space Cowboy,” and “My Dark Hour,” which Miller recorded in London with fellow label-mate, Paul McCartney, who is credited as Paul Ramon.

After the band’s next few albums, Your Saving Grace (1969), Rock Love (1971), Recall The Beginning (1972), and Number 5 (1970), Miller made some changes to the band, went to Los Angeles and produced his own record in 19 days. That album was The Joker. The title track became a number one worldwide smash hit. Miller had crafted a brand of pure pop that was polished, exciting and irresistible that dominated radio in a way that few artists have ever managed. His next two albums, Fly Like an Eagle (1976) and Book of Dreams (1977), both went multi-platinum, and the hits they generated are among the most recognisable songs in pop music history. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: “Take The Money And Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like An Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” and “Swingtown,” to name a few. In 1978, Capitol released Greatest Hits 1974–78, which has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide. Miller’s had a worldwide hit with “Abracadabra,” the title track of his 1982 album and in 1986, a #1 Billboard Rock Album Track with “I Want To Make The World Turn Around.” To this day, his songs are instantly recognisable when they come on the radio. Their hooks are the very definition of indelible.

In recent years, Miller has immersed himself in the blues once again. And, as always, whether he was riding the top of the charts or exploring the blue highways of American music, he is playing and singing with conviction and precision, passion and eloquence. At this stage of his life, in 2017, Miller feels more fulfilled than ever. He recently moved to New York, where he is on the Board of Jazz at Lincoln Center and on the Board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Musical Instrument Department. And, of course, he continues to record and is currently on tour.

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