April 13, 2011 – 3:36 am

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Duesseldorf 2010 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany; October 15, 2010. Very good FM broadcast (WDR 2 FM, Musikclub In Concert).

For many, the Fly Like An Eagle album in 1976 (together with Book Of Dreams in 1977) probably marked the high point in Steve Miller’s career. That the Fly Like An Eagle single was included in the FM movie soundtrack (1978) could only help to ensure his popularity as a rocker. Then came Abracadabra in 1982. If not for the stinging guitar work, one could easily file the track under “bubblegum” pop.

After all these years, Miller still has the chops. He does not come across as an exceptionally flashy player but has enough intricacies to keep the excitement flowing - the “re-fashioned” intro to Fly Like An Eagle here is a case in point.

On June 15, 2010, Miller released Bingo!, an album of blues covers - 17 years after his last album. And on April 19, 2011, the guitarist will release the follow up album, Let Your Hair Down. The accompanying tour is expected to feature Gregg Allman.

Thanks to brinkhoffs for sharing the tracks at Dime and to nevereyes for the artwork.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. radio intro (294k)
Track 02. Take The Money And Run (5.7MB)
Track 03. Mercury Blues (6.9MB)
Track 04. Hey Yeah (7.5MB)
Track 05. Don’t Cha Know (5.4MB)
Track 06. Serenade (7.9MB)
Track 07. Abracadabra (7.5MB)
Track 08. Come On Let The Good Times Roll (5.3MB)
Track 09. Rock’n Me (7.1MB)
Track 10. Jungle Love (5.6MB)
Track 11. Fly Like An Eagle (15.3MB)
Track 12. The Joker (6.6MB)
Track 13. radio outro (258k)

Click on the link to order Let Your Hair Down and other Steve Miller releases.

  1. 8 Responses to “STEVE MILLER BAND - GERMANY 2010”

  2. One of my favorites- ahead of his time (in the day)– Thanks, bigO!

    By Namoosedog on Apr 13, 2011

  3. Very nice share. Thank you BigO. Great sound for a show.

    By Jaltheimpaler on Apr 13, 2011

  4. hey bigo, this looks good. i’ll get it. thanks. all the hits except jet airliner. damn, it was my favorite growing up.


    By Ed Saad on Apr 13, 2011

  5. Ed, to soothe your afterburners, get ye to YouTube and search Steve Miller Band Live Chicago. An entire DVD was put up with HD quality (on most of the songs) but the rest are sharp and done professionally with numerous camera angles. It had to have been a fairly recent concert, probably near the 2009 date that they put it up. A nice extended version of Jet Airliner is there! ENJOY!
    Strangely, none of the half-dozen concerts that Wolfgang’s Vault has on Steve Miller 1968, 1974, 1976, etc. includes Jet Airliner. Guess he just wasn’t gonna do it without that “funky —-”. I also remember the band performing on PBS around 5 years ago, where they did the rap intro to “fly like an eagle”.

    By 2yrsnojob on Apr 13, 2011

  6. Steve Miller made his greatest music in 1968-1969 with the exceptional trilogy, Children Of The Future, Sailor and Brave New World. From “The Joker” onward the SMB was more about masterful, good time pop than great blues based rock and roll.

    By Jim Shelley on Apr 14, 2011

  7. WOW -blast from the past! Steve Miller’s FLY LIKE AN EAGLE and BOOK OF DREAMS albums were 2 of my favorites from the ’70’s. And the sound quality of this post is A+! You guys are awesome, and I thank you AGAIN!!!!!! And I agree with NAMOOSEDOG on how he was ahead of his time, particularly how he used electronics. I think FLY LIKE AN EAGLE came out right after KRAFTWERK’S AUTOBAHN - correlation? Maybe. . .

    By Daniel Kershner on Apr 14, 2011

  8. I’ve known Steve Miller for a long time now. He is a true professional and perfectionist in his performances and recordings. It is nice to have this on disc. An important note: Norton Buffalo (long time collaborator and friend - harmonica player and singer) passed away of cancer last year. He is missed in the new lineup. Also, Billy Peterson (bass player) dropped out of the band last year. Both are pictured here but are not on the record.

    By Belmo on Apr 16, 2011

  9. This is a brilliant gig. Great tracks from ‘Bingo!’ and then the hits with a stunning spacedout rendition of ‘Fly Like An Eagle’ - tick tock tick!! Thanks you.

    By Glenn on Apr 23, 2011

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