Steve Miller Band Release 1977 ‘Joker’ Performance
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Although the pandemic forced the concert and touring industry to temporarily shut down, there have been a couple of upsides to the lockdown – some musicians went to work on new music while others dug deep into their archives. Steve Miller is one of those in the latter group. He and his band have been constantly touring and so last year’s downtime forced him to look into his vault and well, let’s just say he found several gems.
He unearthed a 1977 live album and concert video which is slated for release on May 14 via Sailor/Capitol/UMe – it will be available in a variety of formats including a CD and double LP.
Steve Miller Band Live! Breaking Ground: August 3, 1977 is a recording of their gig at the Cap Center in Landover, Maryland.
“[It] captures the band right at the peak after The Joker, and in the middle of Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams, a stream of hits,” Steve Miller said in a statement. “We decided to call it Breaking Ground because that’s exactly what we were doing.”
In an interview with The Coda Collection, Miller called it a “jewel of a concert where the band is just at its best.”