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

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Child's Medley
  2. Les Paul and Steve (Age 5) (Conversation)
  3. T-Bone Walker (Steve's House 1952)
  4. Candy Cain (1958)
  5. Met a Little Girl on Her Way to School
  6. Children of the Future (The Beauty of Time...)
  7. Living in the U.S.A.
  8. Space Cowboy
  9. Going to Mexico
  10. My Dark Hour
  11. Stepping Stone
  12. Fannie Mae
  13. Going to the Country
  14. Little Girl
  15. Shu Ba Da du Ma Ma Ma Ma
  16. Jackson-Kent Blues
  17. Your Saving Grace
  18. Kow Kow Calqulator
  19. Seasons
  20. Baby's House
  21. Journey from Eden
  22. Baby's Callin' Me Home
  23. LT's Midnight Dream
  24. Quicksilver Girl
  25. Song for Our Ancestors

Disc 2

  1. Harmony of the Spheres
  2. Space Intro.
  3. Fly Like an Eagle
  4. Wild Mountain Honey
  5. Serenade
  6. Dance, Dance, Dance
  7. Take the Money and Run
  8. Rock 'N Me
  9. Jungle Love
  10. Swingtown
  11. Threshold
  12. Jet Airliner
  13. The Joker
  14. Who Do You Love?
  15. Abracadabra
  16. Give It Up
  17. The Stake
  18. Out of the Night
  19. One in a Million
  20. True Fine Love
  21. Winter Time
  22. Rock It

Disc 3

  1. Come on in My Kitchen
  2. Evil
  3. Mercury Blues
  4. The Lovin' Cup
  5. Behind the Barn
  6. I Want to Make the World Turn Around
  7. Sacrifice
  8. Slinky
  9. Nobody But You
  10. I Wanna Be Loved
  11. Caress Me Baby
  12. Sweet Maree
  13. Born to Be Blue
  14. God Bless the Child
  15. When Sunny Gets Blue
  16. C.C. Rider/All Blues
  17. Maelstrom

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