October 31, 2017

Living In The USA With Steve Miller

 

A new 4-LP Steve Miller Band collection was recently released. Ultimate Hits spans his entire career and also includes eight previously unreleased recordings.

Ultimate Hits features 40 songs from Miller’s long career, starting with a recording of 5-year-old Miller talking to his godfather, electric guitar pioneer Les Paul. The collection then winds through some of Miller’s best and most popular tracks — including his first No. 1, “The Joker”; “Fly Like an Eagle”; and “Abracadabra,” another No. 1 single — while making room for some never-heard cuts.

Among those new recordings are live versions of favorites like “Living in the USA,” demos (including an early version of “Take the Money and Run”) and a previously unreleased take on the R&B classic “In the Midnight Hour.” (Courtesy Ultimate Classic Rock)

I chatted with Steve Miller 1n 2004. Enjoy!

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