Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle

Limited Black Vinyl LP Record Reissue, US Pressing

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Fly Like An Eagle is the ninth studio album by American rock group Steve Miller Band, originally released in May 1976 via Capitol Records.

Starting in 1968, the San Francisco-based Steve Miller Band, led by the hotshot guitarist, slowly evolved from an era-defined, blues-influenced rock group into a powerhouse pop outfit, replacing 12-bar guitar lines that fought for airspace on FM radio with singalong pop melodies that sounded right at home on AM stations.

It took the Steve Miller Band eight years and nine albums before they finally hit the big time. They got a taste of it in 1973 when the title track to The Joker reached No. 1. But Fly Like An Eagle took Miller and his group to a whole new level.

Fly Like An Eagle turned them into one of music’s biggest acts in the mid-’70s. Miller was the star, singing, playing guitar and keyboards, producing and writing or co-writing nine of the songs. The band at the time included Lonnie Turner on bass and drummer Gary Mallaber, but the LP also featured contributions by harmonica player James Cotton, session guitarist Led Dudek and the Doobie Brothers‘ John McFee.

There’s a radical change to the music recorded during the sessions, pointedly evident on Fly Like An Eagle‘s opening instrumental, “Space Intro”, in which a galaxy-hopping synthesizer announces the arrival of the title track. And the songs, collectively, are more joyful than they ever were in the past. "Fly Like An Eagle" drifts like a cool breeze, while "Take The Money And Run" and "Rock'n Me" are fiendishly hooky, friendly rockers.

Cuts like “Serenade” and “Dance, Dance, Dance” bounce with new-found musical flexibility, and the three singles rank among the very best of Miller’s long career. It’s also their best LP, a nimble flight from the band’s shaky past to its structured future.

The album ended up peaking at No. 3, a notch below The Joker‘s and Book Of Dreams‘ No. 2 showings. But it’s the Steve Miller Band’s best-selling album right after 1978’s Greatest Hits 1974-78 - a testament to the music made during that fruitful period.

Check out the singles from the album: “Take The Money And Run”; “Rock’n Me” and “Fly Like An Eagle”.

This LP record is a "Celebrating 75 Years of Capitol Music" reissue (October 2016) on black vinyl, pressed in the US.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Space Intro

1:15

A2

Fly Like An Eagle

4:42

A3

Wild Mountain Honey

4:51

A4

Serenade

3:13

A5

Dance, Dance, Dance

2:18

A6

Mercury Blues

3:30

B1

Take The Money And Run

2:50

B2

Rock’n Me

3:05

B3

You Send Me

2:42

B4

Blue Odyssey

1:00

B5

Sweet Maree

4:16

B6

The Window

4:19

SKU 602547804679
Record Label Capitol Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number B0024660-01
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 07 October 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 01 May 1976
Barcode # 602547804679
Shipping Weight 0.2350kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Reissue, Celebrating 75 Years of Capitol's Music
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Blues Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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