Number 5

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All Music Guide - Jim Newsom
Released in the summer of 1970, Number 5 was the fifth LP by the Steve Miller Band in just over two years. While it compares favorably to its immediate predecessor, Your Saving Grace, it is not quite up to the consistent excellence of the potent Brave New World from the previous summer. However, it does have a fair share of delights, especially the opening triumvirate of "Good Morning," "I Love You," and "Going to the Country." These selections, and all of side one, have a distinctly more rural feel than did previous recordings, due perhaps to the fact that the tracks were recorded in Nashville. Charlie McCoy contributes harmonica to several of these cuts, and Buddy Spicher ...
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All Music Guide - Jim Newsom
Released in the summer of 1970, Number 5 was the fifth LP by the Steve Miller Band in just over two years. While it compares favorably to its immediate predecessor, Your Saving Grace, it is not quite up to the consistent excellence of the potent Brave New World from the previous summer. However, it does have a fair share of delights, especially the opening triumvirate of "Good Morning," "I Love You," and "Going to the Country." These selections, and all of side one, have a distinctly more rural feel than did previous recordings, due perhaps to the fact that the tracks were recorded in Nashville. Charlie McCoy contributes harmonica to several of these cuts, and Buddy Spicher plays fiddle on "Going to the Country," while Bobby Thompson adds banjo to "Tokin's." Side two is more uneven, with the lead-off mid-tempo rocker "Going to Mexico" serving as a conclusion to the first side's thematic coherence, and the closing "Never Kill Another Man" a string-laden ballad. Sandwiched between them are three experimental-sounding pieces, seasoned with sound effects, buried vocals, and semi-political themes. Although it couldn't have been predicted at the time, Number 5 represented the end of an era for Steve Miller and bandmates, and subsequent albums would sound nothing like this first batch of great recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/1994
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724382968627
  • Catalog Number: 29686
  • Sales rank: 37,986

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Miller Band Primary Artist, Track Performer
Steve Miller Indexed Contributor, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Buddy Spicher Fiddle, Violin
Bobby Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Nicky Hopkins Piano, Keyboards
Lee Michaels Organ, Keyboards
Jimmy Miller Guitar
Bud Billings Trumpet
Charlie Harp
James "Curly" Cooke Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Jim Miller Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Wayne Moss Bass, Guitar
Ben Sidran Keyboards
Bobby Thompson Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Jim Tillman Drums
Lonnie Turner Bass, Guitar, Fretless Bass Guitar
Bobby Winkelman Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Charlie McCoy Harmonica, Harp
Tim Davis Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
James Cooke Acoustic Guitar
Jimmy Tillman Drums
Technical Credits
Buddy Spicher Contributor
Boz Scaggs Composer
Steve Miller Composer, Producer, Contributor
Wayne Moss Engineer
Ben Sidran Composer
Bobby Winkelman Composer
Steve Miller Band Audio Production
Tim Davis Composer
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