Steve Miller Band releasing three-CD/DVD box set "Welcome to the Vault" filled with rarities

Steve Miller Band releasing three-CD/DVD box set "Welcome to the Vault" filled with rarities


Steve Miller Band releasing three-CD/DVD box set "Welcome to the Vault" filled with rarities

June 12, 2019 10:00 AM

Sailor/Capitol/UMeSteve Miller has taken a deep dive into his archives to compile a new rarities-packed box set titled Welcome to the Vault, which will be released on October 11.

The three-CD/DVD collection features 52 audio tracks -- 38 of which are previously unreleased -- as well as 21 video performances spanning from 1967 through 2011. The collection also features a 100-page hardbound book boasting rare photos, a lengthy essay penned by acclaimed rock journalist David Fricke, collectible guitar picks and other memorabilia.

The CDs feature demos, rehearsals, outtakes, concert performances and five recently rediscovered original Steve Miller Band tunes recorded in the 1960s and '70s. The set kicks off with a previously unreleased 10-minute live rendition of Little Walter's "Blues with a Feeling" recorded in 1969.

Other interesting tracks include solo acoustic versions of "Kow Kow Calculator" and "Seasons" from 1973, a 12-minute work-in-progress version of "Fly Like an Eagle" from 1974, and a big-band reimagining of "Take the Money and Run" featuring guest guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, which was recorded at a 2016 concert at New York City's Lincoln Center.

The DVD includes two rare performances from 1967's Monterey Pop Festival, a 43-minute concert that originally aired on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert in 1973, a 1974 performance with bluesman James Cotton from the ABC In Concert show, two songs Miller played with his godfather Les Paul in 1990 at a New York City club, and a couple selections from Steve Miller Band's 2011 appearance on PBS' Austin City Limits.

Welcome to the Vault can be preordered now and one track, an alternate version of "Rock'n Me," has been released digitally in advance of the box set.

Here's the full track list of Welcome to the Vault:

CD 1:

"Blues with a Feeling" (live) (1969)*
"Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around" (alternate version) (1969)*
"Super Shuffle (live) (1967)**
"It Hurts Me Too" (featuring Steve Miller Band) (live) (1967)
"Industrial Military Complex Hex" (alternate version) (1970)*
"Living in the USA" (1968)
"Kow Kow Calculator" (alternate version) (1973)*
"Going to Mexico" (alternate version) (1966)*
"Quicksilver Girl" (alternate version) (1968)*
"Jackson-Kent Blues" (alternate version) (1970)*
"Crossroads" (live) (1973)*
"Hesitation Blues" (1972)**
"Seasons" (alternate version) (1973)*
"Say Wow!" (1973)**
"Never Kill Another Man" (alternate version) (Live) (1971)*

CD 2:

"The Gangster Is Back" (live) (1971)
"Space Cowboy" (instrumental version) (1969)*
"Space Cowboy" (alternate version) (live) (1973)*
"The Joker" (1973)
"The Lovin' Cup" (1973)
"Killing Floor" (1975)*
"Evil" (live) (1973)
"Echoplex Blues" (1973)**
"Rock'n Me" (alternate version 1) (1976)*
"Rock'n Me" (alternate version 2) (1976)*
"Tain't It the Truth" (1976)*
"Freight Train Blues" (1976)*
"True Fine Love" (alternate version) (1975)*
"The Stake" (alternate version) (1976)*
"My Babe" (alternate version) (1982)*
"That's the Way It's Got to Be" (1974)**
"Double Trouble" (1992)*
"Love Is Strange" (1974)*
"All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" (alternate version" (1992)*

CD 3:

"I Wanna Be Loved" (live) (1990)*
"Fly Like an Eagle" (alternate version) (1974)*
"Space Intro" (1976)
"Fly Like an Eagle" (1976)
"The Window" (alternate version) (1974)*
"Mercury Blues" (alternate version) (1975)*
"Jet Airliner" (alternate version) (1976)*
"Take the Money and Run" (1976)
"Dance, Dance, Dance" (1976)
"Swingtown" (alternate version) (1976)*
"Winter Time" (1977)
"Who Do You Love?" (1984)
"Abracadabra" (1982)
"Macho City" (short version) (1981)
"Take the Money and Run" (alternate version) (live) (2016)*
"Bizzy's Blue Tango" (2004)*
"Lollie Lou" (T-Bone Walker) (live) (1951)*
"Lollie Lou" (Steve Miller) (live) (2016)*


Monterey International Pop Festival (1967)
"Mercury Blues"
"Super Shuffle"

The Fillmore West -- Dutch TV Show El Dorado (Pik-In) (1970)
"Kow Kow Calculator"
"Space Cowboy"

Don Kirshner's Rock Concert (1973)
"Star Spangled Banner"
"Living in the USA"
"Space Cowboy"
"Mary Lou"
"Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma"
"The Gangster Is Back"
"The Joker"
"Come on in My Kitchen"
"Fly Like an Eagle"
"Living in the USA" (Reprise)

ABC In Concert with James Cotton (1974)
"Just a Little Bit"

Pine Knob, Michigan (1982)

Steve Miller and Les Paul at Fat Tuesday's (1990)
"I Wanna Be Loved"
"CC Rider"

Live from Austin City Limits (2011)
"Fly Like an Eagle"
"Living in the USA"

* = previously unreleased recording
** = previously unreleased song.

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