by Steve Miller Band
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Released in 1972, Anthology provides a 16-track summary of the Steve Miller Band's first five albums, distilling their uneven space blues into a tight, effective collection of highlights. These songs are hardly as tuneful or effortlessly catchy as the songs on 1978's Greatest Hits -- apart from "Living in the USA," "Space Cowboy," and "Going to Mexico," there's nothing particularly immediate here -- but they're first-rate period pieces, capturing Miller's space blues at its most effectively spacey.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/23/1991
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077779448821
catalogNumber: 94488
Rank: 50496

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Miller Band   Primary Artist
Steve Miller   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,12-string Bass Guitar
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle,Violin
Paul McCartney   Bass,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Boz Scaggs   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Richard Thompson   Organ
Nicky Hopkins   Piano,Keyboards,Hand Organ
Lee Michaels   Organ
James Cook   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Glyn Johns   Background Vocals
Gerald Johnson   Bass
Jim Peterman   Organ,Background Vocals
Ben Sidran   Piano,Keyboards
Lonnie Turner   Bass
Bobby Winkelman   Bass
Gary Mallaber   Drums
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Nancy Hopkins   Organ
Rich Thompson   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Richard Thompson   Piano
Tim Davis   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Nick DeCaro   Arranger
Steve Miller   Arranger,Concept
Grover Lewis   Liner Notes

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Anthology 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
I picked this up on vinyl almost 35 years ago and then bought the CD to test out my first system a few years ago. Miller was part of the San Francisco scene of the 60s. His music was more disciplined than most of the artists of the genre and his guitar playing was terse and tasteful. However,the tracks here are not as catchy as the recordings he made in his 1974-78 heyday.Boz Scaggs is on a few of the tracks and Paul McCartney guests on My Dark Hour but the only way you can tell is by the liner notes.Interesting but not compelling music.