On Oct. 11, the Steve Miller Band will release Welcome To The Vault, a detailed collection of rare/unreleased/demo recordings from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band‘s iconic career.
"Space Cowboy – Alternate Version (Live)", the newest song to be released from 'Welcome To The Vault' is now available on @Spotify. Stream the song + other Vault releases here: https://t.co/iY9WEl5QBq pic.twitter.com/Q78VjNYw18
— Steve Miller Band (@SMBofficial) September 25, 2019
The group has been premiering tracks from the set in the weeks leading up to its release, and one of the latest is an alternate take of the song “Space Cowboy,” which sounds pretty different from the final version you know so well:
For comparison’s sake, here’s the version that showed up on 1969’s Brave New World LP:
Another alternate take of a classic track featured on the box set is “Rock’n Me”:
As for the Welcome to the Vault set:
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.