Over the past few months, the Steve Miller Band has been previewing a massive new box set — and today, Oct. 11, Welcome to the Vault was released.
It’s a career-spanning collection of songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, including demos, alternate takes, live tracks and much more. What makes it a truly special release is that this marks the very first time the Steve Miller Band’s extensive recorded vaults are being opened for fans in an official capacity.
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.
The 3-CD/DVD set is available now at this link. Stream Welcome to the Vault in its entirety below, via Spotify:
Miller and the band visited Jimmy Fallon earlier this week for a few tunes and some conversations about the band’s iconic career: