Steve Miller has a posted on his website (SteveMiller.com) yet another teaser from his his long-awaited box set, titled Welcome To The Vault. The tune is a 1974 cover of Mickey & Sylvia's 1956 Bo Diddley-co-written classic, “Love Is Strange. By the sound of the track, Miller seems to be inspired by Paul McCartney & Wings' 1971 reggae-flavored cover, which appeared on the band's debut set, Wild Life.
Welcome To The Vault is set for release on October 11th. The three-CD, one-DVD collection, which spans the 1960's and '70s, is spread across 52 audio tracks featuring well-known classics — with 38 previously unissued recordings — including five unreleased Miller compositions. Miller has combed his personal archive for rare photos and memorabilia, with the set also including a DVD with 21 performances spanning the past six decades.
Steve Miller told us that unlike a lot of his peers, playing the hits night after night is hardly a hassle for him: “I don't mind playing those 14 songs as long as I get to do those nine songs that I want to do. As long as I can jam on 'Fly Like An Eagle,' or figure out a way to do something spontaneous — I'm fine. So, my show . . . I'm completely comfortable and happy and satisfied with it. And I don't get tired of doing it. And I do it in moderation. Y'know, I don't go out and do 350 shows, I do 50 shows.”