2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Steve Miller Band‘s debut album, Children of the Future. In celebration of the milestone, a box set featuring remastered, 180-gram-vinyl versions of the group’s first nine studio albums will hit stores on May 18.
Titled Complete Albums Volume 1 (1968-1976), the set spans from Children of the Future through the multiplatinum Fly Like an Eagle. All nine albums will be available individually as well. Meanwhile, limited-edition colored-vinyl versions of the albums, with each disc boasting a different color or colors, will be sold individually and as a box set exclusively at uDiscoverMusic.com.
In addition, HD digital audio versions of each of the nine albums are being released, one a week every Friday, beginning with Children of the Future today and winding down with Fly Like an Eagle on April 13.
As previously reported, Steve Miller Band will be touring across North America this spring and summer with Peter Frampton. The trek kicks off April 14 in Victoria, Canada, and is mapped out through an August 25-26 stand in Woodinville, Washington. In honor of the tour, a video of Steve Miller and company performing a cover of Elmore James‘ “Stranger Blues” with Frampton at an August 2017 in Costa Mesa, California, has been posted at the Miller Band’s official VEVO YouTube channel.
Here are all of the Steve Miller Band albums featured in the Complete Albums Volume 1 (1968-1976) box set, as well as the release dates for the HD digital audio versions of the records:
Children of the Future (1968) — HD digital audio release: February 16
Sailor (1968) — HD digital audio release: February 23
Brave New World (1969) — HD digital audio release: March 2
Your Saving Grace (1969) — HD digital audio release: March 9
Number 5 (1970) — HD digital audio release: March 16
Rock Love (1971) — HD digital audio release: March 23
Recall the Beginning…A Journey from Eden (1972) — HD digital audio release: March 30
The Joker (1973) — HD digital audio release: April 6
Fly Like an Eagle (1976) — HD digital audio release: April 13
And here’s the info of the colored-vinyl versions of each album being released:
Children of the Future — pink
Sailor — blue
Brave New World — yellow
Your Saving Grace — white
Number 5 — orange
Rock Love — transparent green
Recall the Beginning…A Journey from Eden — red
The Joker — yellow-green
Fly Like an Eagle — half black + half bright yellow
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Source: Classic Rock News