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Number 5 [Special Edition]
     

Number 5 [Special Edition]

by Steve Miller Band
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2012
Label:
Edsel Records Uk
UPC:
0740155500733
catalogNumber:
5550073

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Performance Credits

Steve Miller Band   Primary Artist
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Tim Davis   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Nicky Hopkins   Piano
Lee Michaels   Organ
Bud Billings   Trumpet
Jim Miller   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Steve Miller   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Vocal Harmony,Echoplex,Group Member
Wayne Moss   Bass,Guitar
Ben Sidran   Keyboards
Bobby Thompson   Banjo
Lonnie Turner   Fretless Bass Guitar
Bobby Winkelman   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Vocal Harmony,Group Member
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica,Harp
Jimmy Tillman   Drums
Curley Cooke   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Boz Scaggs   Composer
Tim Davis   Composer
Steve Miller   Composer,Memorabilia
Wayne Moss   Engineer
Ben Sidran   Composer
Bobby Winkelman   Composer
Joel Selvin   Liner Notes,Memorabilia
Steve Miller Band   Producer
Tony Hodsoll   CD Package Design
Ron Schmid   Cover Photo

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