Hear Steve Miller Band Live Rarity From Upcoming Hits Collection
Steve Miller Band will release a career-spanning compilation, Ultimate Hits, on September 15th via Capitol/UMe. The set includes several previously unreleased tracks, including a live version of 1969’s “Space Cowboy,” premiering exclusively via Rolling Stone. The galloping blues-rock tune – which appeared in studio form on the band’s third LP, 1969’s Brave New World – climaxes with a lengthy guitar solo.
Miller, the band’s frontman, guitarist and chief songwriter, produced and compiled Ultimate Hits. The collection, which launches Miller’s new partnership with Capitol, will be available in multiple formats: a one-CD and digital edition with 22 tracks (three previously unreleased); an expanded two-CD edition with 40 tracks (eight previously unissued); and deluxe, 2-LP and 4-LP 180-gram vinyl versions, out October 27th.
The one-CD and standard digital editions include hits like “Take the Money and Run,” “The Joker” and “Fly Like an Eagle,” along with two unreleased live recordings (“Space Cowboy” and “Living in the USA”) and one previously unissued studio cut (a solo Miller version of “Seasons”). The two-CD and deluxe digital versions feature five additional live and studio rarities, including a demo for “Take the Money and Run.”
“Selecting material to include in these two collections and revisiting the creation of these recordings, I’m reminded of how I learned to make multi-track recordings from Les Paul and play lead guitar from T Bone Walker,” Miller said in a statement. “I’ve been blessed to work with so many wonderful musicians and engineers and friends over the years. Mostly I…