Tuesday, August 8, 2017

AUDIO: Steve Miller Band stream unreleased track from Ultimate Hits collection

The Steve Miller Band are streaming a previously unreleased live version of their 1969 classic, “Space Cowboy”, as a preview to forthcoming career-spanning collection, “Ultimate Hits.”

Due September 15 and curated by Miller himself, the project delivers the group’s biggest worldwide chart-toppers, including "Take The Money And Run," "Rock'n Me," "Jet Airliner," "The Joker," "Abracadabra," "Jungle Love" and "Fly Like An Eagle”, alongside previously unreleased material.

The 1CD and digital edition features 22 tracks, including three previously unreleased rarities: live recordings of "Living In The USA" and "Space Cowboy," as well as a never-before-released Steve Miller solo recording of "Seasons."

The 40-track, expanded 2CD and digital Deluxe Edition adds those rarities plus five more previously unreleased studio and live recordings, including a demo for "Take The Money And Run."

Complete track lists for both edition can be found below.

Both versions will be issued on 180-gram vinyl in 2LP and 4LP deluxe packages on October 27.

"Selecting material to include in these two collections and revisiting the creation of these recordings,” says Miller, “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."

Miller was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2016.

After scoring a series of US platinum albums in the mid-70s, the rocker’s biggest-selling project to date has been his “Greatest Hits 1974–78” set, which has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide.

Currently playing dates across North America with Peter Frampton, the Steve Miller Band will wrap up their summer tour in Murphys, CA on August 13.

Steve Miller Band
“Ultimate Hits” (1CD, 2LP, digital)

Release date: September 15

01. "Harmony Of The Spheres 2"
02. "Steve Miller at age five talking to his Godfather Les Paul"
03. "Take The Money And Run"
04. "Rock'n Me"
05. "The Stake"
06. "Threshold"
07. "Jet Airliner"
08. "The Joker"
09. "Abracadabra"
10. "Jungle Love"
11. "Swingtown"
12. "Dance, Dance, Dance"
13. "Serenade From The Stars"
14. "Space Intro"
15. "Fly Like An Eagle"
16. "Wild Mountain Honey"
17. "Living In The USA" (Live – Previously Unreleased)
18. "Space Cowboy" (Live – Previously Unreleased)
19. "Seasons" (Previously Unreleased)
20. "I Want To Make The World Turn Around"
21. "Winter Time"
22. "The Window"

Steve Miller Band
“Ultimate Hits” Deluxe Edition (2CD, 4LP, digital)

Release date: September 15

CD 1

01. "Steve Miller at age five talking to his Godfather Les Paul"
02. "Gangster Of Love" (Live – Previously Unreleased)
03. "The Joker"
04. "Baby’s Callin' Me Home" (Previously Unreleased)
05. "My Dark Hour"
06. "Little Girl"
07. "Living In The USA" (Live –Previously Unreleased)
08. "Space Cowboy" (Live – Previously Unreleased)
09. "Seasons" (Previously Unreleased)
10. "Journey From Eden"
11. "Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma"
12. "Going To Mexico"
13. "Kow Kow Calculator" (Live – Previously Unreleased)
14. "Come On In My Kitchen" (Live)
15. "Sugar Babe" (Live)
16. "The Lovin' Cup" (Live)
17. "Dance, Dance, Dance"
18. "Take The Money And Run"
19. "Rock'n Me"
20. "Space Intro"
21. "Fly Like An Eagle"

CD 2

01. "Wild Mountain Honey"
02. "The Window
03. "Take The Money And Run" (Demo) (Previously Unreleased)
04. "In The Midnight Hour" (Previously Unreleased)
05. "Jungle Love"
06. "Threshold"
07. "Jet Airliner"
08. "The Stake"
09. "Swingtown"
10. "Serenade From The Stars"
11. "True Fine Love"
12. "Heart Like A Wheel"
13. "Abracadabra"
14. "I Want To Make The World Turn Around"
15. "Italian X Rays"
16. "Don’t Cha Know"
17. "Cry Cry Cry"
18. "Stranger Blues"
19. "Behind The Barn"

See also:

Steve Miller Band announces summer tour with Peter Frampton
Steve Miller and The Black Keys discuss fallout from Rock Hall induction
VIDEO: Steve Miller inducted into 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Steve Miller Band announces North American tour
Search The Steve Miller Band at hennemusic