Steve Miller, a classic performer from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s will be joining the ranks of Neil Young with a deep foray into his archival vaults. There are over fifteen studio albums that include unforgettable gems like The Joker (1973), Fly Like An Eagle (1976), Book of Dreams (1977), and Abracadabra (1982) from which ten Top 25 singles originated. It’s no surprise to discover that Steve Miller has stockpiled a treasure trove of recordings from those periods. It’s equally nice to find that Steve Miller will be offering us a deep dip into those archives with an upcoming 3CD/1DVD Box filled with 52 tracks, 38 of them previously unreleased stuff. Ranging from demos, rehearsal and outtake tracks, alternate cuts, live performances, and five discovered original Steve Miller Band songs from the ’60s and ’70s.

On October 11, Capitol Records will release the 3CD/DVD Box along with a 100-page hardbound book filled with essays, notes, photos, artifacts, and complete credits. The DVD provides videos from Miller’s appearance at Monterey Pop in 1967, two performances from The Fillmore West in 1970 for a Dutch TV program, eleven performances for a 1973 Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert airing, a 1973 ABC In Concert performance, one from a 1982 performance at Pine Knob, MI, two 1990 performance cuts from Fat Tuesday’s, and two performance tracks from a 2011 Austin City Limits airing. The Boxed set will be called Welcome To The Vault. The box completes with a collection of guitar picks, a backstage pass replica, and what appears to be a poster and four photo cards.

Welcome To The Vault will also be issued digitally as a 52 track collection.   

Welcome To The VaultSteve Miller Band

CD 1
01 Blues with a Feeling (Live) (1969) *
02 Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around – Alternate Version (1969) *
03 Super Shuffle (Live) (1967) **
04 It Hurts Me Too (Feat. Steve Miller Band) (Live) (1967)
05 Industrial Military Complex Hex – Alternate Version (1970) *
06 Living in the USA (1968)
07 Kow Kow Calculator – Alternate Version (1973) *
08 Going to Mexico – Alternate Version (1966) *
09 Quicksilver Girl – Alternate Version (1968) *
10 Jackson-Kent Blues – Alternate Version (1970) *
11 Crossroads (Live) (1973) *
12 Hesitation Blues (1972) **
13 Seasons – Alternate Version (1973) *
14 Say Wow! (1973) **
15 Never Kill Another Man – Alternate Version (Live) (1971) *

CD2
01 The Gangster is Back (Live) (1971)
02 Space Cowboy – Instrumental Version (1969) *
03 Space Cowboy – Alternate Version (Live) (1973) *
04 The Joker (1973)
05 The Lovin’ Cup (1973)
06 Killing Floor (1975) *
07 Evil (Live) (1973)
08 Echoplex Blues (1973) **
09 Rock’n Me – Alternate Version 1 (1976) *
10 Rock’n Me – Alternate Version 2 (1976) *
11 Tain’t it the Truth (1976) *
12 Freight Train Blues (1976) *
13 True Fine Love – Alternate Version (1975) *
14 The Stake – Alternate Version (1976) *
15 My Babe – Alternate Version (1982) *
16 That’s the Way It’s Got to Be (1974) **
17 Double Trouble (1992) *
18 Love is Strange (1974) *
19 All Your Love (I Miss Loving) – Alternate Version (1992) *

CD3
01 I Wanna Be Loved (Live) (1990) *
02 Fly Like an Eagle – Alternate Version (1974) *
03 Space Intro (1976)
04 Fly Like an Eagle (1976)
05 The Window – Alternate Version (1974) *
06 Mercury Blues – Alternate Version (1975) *
07 Jet Airliner – Alternate Version (1976) *
08 Take the Money and Run (1976)
09 Dance, Dance, Dance (1976)
10 Swingtown – Alternate Version (1976) *
11 Winter Time (1977)
12 Who Do You Love? (1984)
13 Abracadabra (1982)
14 Macho City – Short Version (1981)
15 Take the Money and Run – Alternate Version (Live) (2016) *
16 Bizzy’s Blue Tango* (2004)
17 Lollie Lou (T-Bone Walker) (Live) (1951) *
18 Lollie Lou (Steve Miller) (Live) (2016) *

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDING
** PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONG

DVD
Monterey International Pop Festival (1967)
01 Mercury Blues
02 Super Shuffle
The Fillmore West – Dutch TV Show El Dorado (Pik-In) (1970)
03 Kow Kow Calculator
04 Space Cowboy
Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert (1973)
05 Star Spangled Banner
06 Living in the USA
07 Space Cowboy
08 Mary Lou
09 Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma
10 The Gangster is Back
11 The Joker
12 Come on in My Kitchen
13 Seasons
14 Fly Like an Eagle
15 Living in the USA (Reprise)
ABC In Concert with James Cotton (1974)
16 Just a Little Bit
Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan (September 25, 1982)
17 Abracadabra
Steve Miller and Les Paul at Fat Tuesday’s (1990)
18 I Wanna be Loved
19 CC Rider
Live from Austin City Limits (2011)
20 Fly Like an Eagle
21 Living in the USA

By MARowe

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