Thursday, May 15, 2014

Steve Miller Band releases The Joker Live for 40th anniversary

The Steve Miller Band is marking the 40th anniversary of its iconic album, “The Joker”, with today’s digital release of “The Joker Live.”

The new album – which features exclusive, unreleased tracks – was recorded on the road last year and is being issued in sync with the start of a North American tour with Journey, which begins tonight in Chula Vista, California.

The original 1973 studio album, “The Joker”, reached No 2 on the US Billboard 200, while the title track hit No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

“When several friends and colleagues reminded me that it was the 40th birthday of The Joker album, I smiled,” said Miller, “and started playing the whole album’s songs live again - and at the end of the last tour realized we had a great new record that we wanted to share with our fans. We hope you like it as much as we did playing and recording it.”

Here's the original studio version of the title track...

See also:

Journey announce North American tour with Steve Miller Band
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Search The Steve Miller Band at hennemusic