To mark the 50th anniversary of the Steve Miller Band‘s chart-topping, Platinum eighth studio album, The Joker, Steve Miller will release a new box set chronicling the artistic journey that led to its creation.
J50: The Evolution of The Joker showcases Miller’s process as he expands and reimagines his craft, ultimately finding a strikingly original new sound that brought him to a wider audience than ever before and set the stage for even greater successes to come.
Curated by Miller, J50 chronologically places the original album tracks alongside 27 previously unreleased recordings from Miller’s personal archive. The set includes songwriting tapes made by Miller on his TEAC 4-track in hotel rooms on the road and at live performances, plus studio outtakes and rehearsals – as well as six audio commentary tracks from Miller and exclusive liner notes from both Miller and legendary journalist Anthony DeCurtis.
J50: The Evolution of The Joker arrives via Universal on 2xCD, 3xLP + 7″, as well as digital download and all DSPs and streaming services on September 15. Pre-orders are available now at https://stevemillerband.lnk.to/J50PR.
J50: The Evolution of The Joker is highlighted by “The Joker Suite,” an extended piece showcasing the musical path to the album’s No. 1 hit title track, “The Joker,” with the previously unreleased “Lidi” and “Travelin’,” available at all DSPs and streaming services.
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