Steve Miller Band – Recall The Begginig Of A Journey from Eden – CD

Steve Miller Band -  Recall The Begginig Of A Journey from Eden - CD

Steve Miller Band – Recall The Begginig Of A Journey from Eden – CD

Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Spain proudly presents a new CD reissue of the long unavailable Steve Miller Band’s masterpiece Recall the Beginning… A Journey from Eden. This 1972 album, originally released by Capitol Records, was Miller’s seventh and last as a cult artist before the commercial breakthrough of 1973’s The Joker. “Dedicated to Mahalia Jackson and Junior Parker, it is split into two distinct sections. Side one dips into ‘50s doo wop (‘Enter Maurice’), acoustic folk-blues (‘High on You Mama’), upbeat down-home pop (‘The Sun Is Going Down’), and good-time R&B blues-rocking with horns (‘Somebody Somewhere Help Me’) predating Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes’ similar style by about five years. Side two, on the other hand, is where Miller really hits his stride, with beautiful, somewhat psychedelic folk-rockers that add his blues and rock roots to the string-enhanced acoustic ballad ‘Nothing Lasts,’ the Haunting ‘Love’s Riddle,’ and the shimmering closing title track, certainly one of his most endearing compositions. Nick De Caro’s string arrangements are beautifully and expertly integrated into these songs and previous Steve Miller Band member Ben Sidran’s production is sympathetic and spacious, as is veteran Bruce Botnick’s (The Doors) engineering.” (Hal Horowitz, AllMusic)

TRACKLIST:

01. WELCOME
02. ENTER MAURICE
03. HIGH ON YOU MAMA
04. HEAL YOUR HEART*
05. THE SUN IS GOING DOWN
06. SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE HELP ME
07. LOVE’S RIDDLE
08. FANDANGO
09. NOTHING LASTS
10. JOURNEY FROM EDEN

All Songs Written by Steve Miller

Recorded and Balanced by Bruce Botnick
MUSICIANS:
Guitar . . . Steve Miller, Jesse Davis*
Bass . . . Gerald Johnson
Drums . . . Jim Keltner, Roger Allen Clark,
Gary Mallaber, Jack King
Keyboards . . . Ben Sidran, Dick Thompson
String and Horn Arrangements by Nick DeCaro
Album Coordinator — Lester T. Pouncy
Album Design & Serigraphy — Tom Lunde
Photography — Bill Walker
Art Director — John Hoernle
Special Thanks to:
John, Marian, Hugh, Jay, Cecil & Gene at Capitol;
Doug & Kent & Bill at Sunset Sound; Funky Jack
in San Francisco; Nancy and Pete at the office,
and to Judy everywhere.