On Friday, Sept. 15, the Steve Miller Band will release Ultimate Hits, a collection of songs from throughout the band’s career hand-selected by Miller himself.
One of the recordings included in the set is a 1969 studio session take of “Seasons,” which showed up in another form on the album Brave New World. Stream the outtake version below, as premiered by Billboard:
For comparison’s sake, here’s the original Brave New World version:
Says Miller of the Ultimate Hits collection:
“I had controlled different parts of (the catalog),and I had different companies around the world releasing it here and there,” Miller says. “The 50th anniversary is coming up next year, so we decided it was time to just start looking at everything and put it all together, and create a situation where we can have one company represent it worldwide and coordinate all the reissues and everything. It’s turned out to be a really good idea.”
Stay tuned for the full release on Friday!