Artist: 
Steve Miller Band

J50 - The Evolution of the Joker: 3LP + 7" Vinyl Box Set [70 Copies Available]

£193.99

Release date: 15 September, 2023

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Joker. J50: The Evolution of The Joker, curated by Steve Miller, highlights 27 previously unreleased demos, live performances, studio outtakes and rehearsals from Miller’s personal archive, including 8 never-before heard songs. Miller also provides narration guiding the “evolution” of the songs from The Joker.

The box set features a lenticular cover, 60-page book with liner notes from both Steve Miller & Anthony DeCurtis, a reproduction of a vintage Joker iron-on and a new Joker lithograph.

Tracks:

Side A
Steve Miller Commentary 1
Children Of The Future Live - Los Angeles, CA, May 20, 1972
Brave New World Live - Los Angeles, CA, May 20, 1972
Dear Mary Live - Los Angeles, CA, May 20, 1972
Space Cowboy Live - Berkeley, CA, July 14, 1972
Ginger Man Live - Berkeley, CA, July 14, 1972
Nothing Lasts Live - Berkeley, CA, July 14, 1972

Side B
Steve Miller Commentary 2
Sugar Babe (Early Version) Hotel 4-Track, April 21, 1972
Sugar Babe Live - Columbus, OH, December 8, 1973
Sugar Babe Album Version
Mary Lou (Early Version) Studio Rehearsal, January 19, 1973
Mary Lou Album Version

Side C
Steve Miller Commentary 3
Hat (Pre-"Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma") Live - Sacramento, CA, June 6, 1971
Say Hey Ray (Pre-"Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma") Studio Rehearsal, July 27, 1973
White Elephant (Pre-"Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma") Studio Rehearsal, June 21, 1973
Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma (Early Version) Hotel 4 Track, April 21, 1972
Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma Album Version

Side D
Steve Miller Commentary 4
Your Cash Ain't Nothin' but Trash (Early Version) Studio Jam, July 5, 1973
Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash Album Version
Lidi (Twang Guitar) Hotel 4-Track, April 21, 1972
Lidi Studio, August 4, 1973
Lidi / Travelin’ (Harmonics - Looking for a Chorus for "The Joker") Hotel 4-Track, November 3, 1972
Travelin’ (Looking for a Chorus for "The Joker") Live Radio, July 1, 1973
The Joker Album Version

Side E
Steve Miller Commentary 5
The Lovin' Cup Live - Lansing, MI, November 27, 1973
The Lovin' Cup Album Version
Come On In My Kitchen (Early Version) Live - Dallas, TX, October 19, 1973
Come On In My Kitchen Album Version
Evil Studio Demo, July 28, 1973
Evil Album Version

Side F
Steve Miller Commentary 6
Coupe de Ville (A Cappella) Hotel 4-Track, July 1973
Something To Believe In (Early Version) Hotel 4-Track, November 3, 1972
Something To Believe In (Tough Crowd) Live - Austin, TX, October 19, 1973
Something To Believe In Album Version
I Don't Mind Hotel 4-Track, April 21, 1972
I Don't Mind Studio, July 31, 1973
Mama Church (A Cappella) Hotel 4-Track, April 21, 1972

7"

Side A
The Joker Single Version
Lidi / Travelin’ (Harmonics - Looking for a Chorus for "The Joker") Hotel 4-Track, November 3, 1972

Side B
I Don't Mind Studio, July 31, 1973
Lidi Studio, August 4, 1973

Formats: 
Vinyl Box Set
Label: 
UMR
Cat#:
5584543
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