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Steve Miller Band [Box Set]
     

Steve Miller Band [Box Set]

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by Steve Miller Band
 
Close to definitive is the best way to describe the three-disc box Steve Miller Band. That, or missed opportunity. The set is divided pretty well, with the first disc being devoted to the early years, the second to the hitmaking era, and the third to the blues. Now, this isn't a hard-and-fast breakdown, since there's no one on God's green earth who would call

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Close to definitive is the best way to describe the three-disc box Steve Miller Band. That, or missed opportunity. The set is divided pretty well, with the first disc being devoted to the early years, the second to the hitmaking era, and the third to the blues. Now, this isn't a hard-and-fast breakdown, since there's no one on God's green earth who would call "Abracadabra" a blues, but it's a pretty good template for a box. The problem is the execution, particularly as the box gets off the ground. The historical childhood recordings that kick off the first disc are interesting, but they're alienating for anyone outside of hardcore fans. Then, much of the early work is present in oddly edited versions, which aren't particularly welcome. Still, this does round up nearly all of the highlights from throughout Miller's career, which does make it valuable for fans who want a pretty exhaustive, but not definitive, compilation. Nevertheless, Anthology and Greatest Hits, especially, remain the best way to hear Miller at his peak.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/1994
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0077778982623
catalogNumber:
89826

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Miller Band   Primary Artist
Steve Miller   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Boz Scaggs   Guitar,Vocals
Ricky Peterson   Keyboards
Dudek   Guitar
Norton Buffalo   Harmonica,Vocals
Doug Clifford   Drums
Nicky Hopkins   Keyboards,Musician
Byron Allred   Keyboards,Vocals
James "Curly" Cooke   Guitar,Vocals
David Denny   Guitar
Gerald Johnson   Bass,Vocals
Gordon Knudtson   Drums
Kenny Lee Lewis   Guitar,Vocals
John Massaro   Guitar
Jim Peterman   Keyboards,Vocals
Ben Sidran   Keyboards
Dicky Thompson   Keyboards
Lonnie Turner   Bass,Vocals
Ross Valory   Bass,Vocals
Bobby Winkelman   Bass,Vocals
Greg Douglass   Guitar,Vocals
Gary Mallaber   Drums
Future Man   Musician
Jack King   Drums
Bobby Mallach   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Peterson   Bass
Chris McCarty   Musician
Steve McCarty   Musician
John King   Drums
Tim Davis   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

Billie Holiday   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Steve Miller   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Visual Communication
Ben Sidran   Composer
Jim Welch   Art Direction
Joel Selvin   Liner Notes
Marvin Fisher   Composer
Jack Segal   Composer
Paul "Earthquake" Pena   Composer

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Steve Miller Band [Box Set] 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
stantracks More than 1 year ago
too bad theres not a box set for every good group from the 60s on through the 80s.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago