Hear ‘Love is Strange,’ an Unreleased Song from the New Steve Miller Band ‘The Vault’ Box Set

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On October 11, the Steve Miller Band will release Welcome To The Vault, a massive new box set featuring a number of rare songs, demo recordings and other unreleased material from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends. The set was detailed recently, and on Friday a song titled “Love Is Strange” was released as a preview.

Originally recorded by Miller in 1974, “Love Is Strange” was a composition written by Bo Diddley that became a big hit for Micky & Sylvia in 1956:

And here’s the previously-released alternate version of “Rock’n Me”:

More on Welcome to The Vault, via the news release:

WELCOME TO THE VAULT shows Miller opening up his voluminous archive of recordings for the first time ever. The milestone 3CD + DVD box set covers his genre-blurring six-decade career over 52 audio tracks, pairing a number of greatest hits and certifiable rock ‘n roll classics with 38 previously unreleased recordings that span demos, rehearsals, outtakes, vintage concert performances and 5 newly uncovered original Steve Miller Band songs recorded in the 1960s and 1970s. The accompanying DVD collects 21 live performances, among them legendary rare TV appearances and concert videos.

WELCOME TO THE VAULT is accompanied by a 100-page hardbound book of photos, memorabilia and artifacts from Miller’s personal collection, as well as an exclusive 9,000-word essay by renowned rock journalist David Fricke. Steve Miller Band’s WELCOME TO THE VAULT, also available as a 52-track digital collection, arrives Friday, October 11 via Sailor/Capitol/UMe.

n addition to the box set news, the Steve Miller Band will head out on the road with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on the An Amazing Evening Of Original American Music – Classic Rock Meets Classic Country tour:

27 – Rangeley, ME – Rangeley Health & Wellness Pavilion
28 – Kingston, NY – Hutton Brickyards
30 – Selbyville, DE – The Freeman Stage at Bayside
31 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap

2 – Mashantucket, CT – The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
3 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
11 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Resort and Casino
13 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
14 – Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre
16 – Billings, MT – Cove Creek Outdoor Pavilion
17 – Missoula, MT – Big Sky Brewery
19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
21 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
22 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
24 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
27 – Salem, OR – Oregon State Fair
28 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino
30 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle
31 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle

* Steve Miller Band only


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