Steve Miller Band discography

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Steve Miller Band discography
Studio albums 18
Live albums 6
Compilation albums 7
Video albums 2
Singles 30

The discography of American rock group Steve Miller Band is composed of 18 studio albums (including one solo album by Steve Miller), six live albums, 7 compilation albums, and 30 singles.

Originally called the Steve Miller Blues Band, the group first made its mark as a psychedelic blues rock band in San Francisco. They went through a fallow period commercially in the early seventies before coming back with the hit album The Joker and the song of the same name in late 1973, before releasing the band's two most successful studio albums in 1976 and 1977, Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams. In 1978, they released their biggest selling album in North America, Greatest Hits 1974–78, which has been certified 13x multi-platinum in the United States and diamond in Canada. Although the 1981 release Circle of Love was less successful than the two preceding studio albums, the popularity of 1982's Abracadabra, which included the worldwide hit single of the same name, more than made up for it. The band's studio releases became more infrequent at this point, with the biggest gap in albums being between 1993's Wide River and 2010's Bingo!.

The band's releases have been most successful in North America: two #1 albums in Canada, three number one singles in the United States, two number one singles in Canada, three multi-platinum awards in the United States, and selling over 24 million albums in the United States alone. The band's most successful singles have been "The Joker", which peaked in the top 10 of the trade charts of 6 countries—reaching number one in four, and "Abracadabra", which made the top 10 in 5 countries—and number one in two countries. Of the band's albums, 12 have reached the top 40 in the United States and 7 have done the same in Canada.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
CAN
[2]
GE
[3]
NL
[4]
NZ
[5]
SE
[6]
UK
[7]
1968 Children of the Future
  • Released: June
  • Label: Capitol (SKAO-2920)
  • Format: LP/8-track/Cassette
134
SailorA
  • Released: October
  • Label: Capitol (ST-2984)
  • Format: LP/8-track/Cassette
  • Released in 1973 as Living in the U.S.A.
24 27
1969 Brave New WorldA
  • Released: June
  • Label: Capitol (SKAO-184)
  • Format: LP/8-track/Cassette
22 38
Your Saving GraceA
  • Released: November
  • Label: Capitiol (SKAO/4XT/8XT-331)
  • Format: LP/8-track/Cassette/
38 79
1970 Number 5
  • Released: November
  • Label: Capitol (SKAO-436)
  • Format: LP/8-track/Cassette
23 55
1971 Rock Love
  • Released: September
  • Label: Capitol (SW-748)
  • Format: LP (Live & Studio)/8-track/Cassette
82
1972 Recall the Beginning...A Journey from Eden
  • Released: March
  • Label: Capitol (SMAS-11022)
  • Format: LP/8-track/Cassette
109
1973 The Joker
  • Released: October
  • Label: Capitol (SMAS/4XW/8XW-11235)
  • Format: LP/8-track/Cassette
2 1
1976 Fly Like an Eagle
  • Released: May
  • Label: Capitol (ST/8XT-11497)
  • Format: LP/8-track/Cassette
3 19 4 20 7 16 11
1977 Book of DreamsA
  • Released: May
  • Label: Capitol (SW/4XW/8XW-11630)
  • Format: LP/8-track/Cassette
2 1 13 4 5 11 12
  • CAN: Platinum[9]
  • UK: Silver[10]
  • US: 3x Multi-Platinum[8]
1981 Circle of LoveA
  • Released: October
  • Label: Capitol (ST/4XT-12121)
  • Format: LP/8-track/Cassette
26 27 14 38 35
1982 AbracadabraA
  • Released: June 15
  • Label: Capitol (ST/4XT-12216)
  • Format: LP/8-track/Cassette
3 40 4 1 11 47 3 10
1984 Italian X Rays
  • Released: November
  • Label: Capitol (SJ/4XJ-12339)
  • Format: LP/Cassette
106 88 49
1986 Living in the 20th Century
  • Released: November
  • Label: Capitol (PJ-12445/CDP 7 46326 2)
  • Format: LP/Cassette/CD
65
1988 Born 2 B BlueB
  • Label: Capitol (C1-18303)
  • Format: LP/Cassette/CD
108 95
1993 Wide River
  • Released: June 8
  • Label: Polydor (519 441-2)
  • Format: Cassette/CD
85 81
2010 Bingo!A
  • Released: June 15
  • Label: Roadrunner (1686-177592)
  • Format: CD
37 68 70
2011 Let Your Hair DownA
  • Released: April 19
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD
189 77
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
CA
[2]
GE
[3]
NL
[4]
UK
[7]
1983 Steve Miller Band Live!
  • Released: April
  • Label: Capitol (ST/4XT-12263)
  • Format: LP/Cassette
125 89 65 40 79
2002 King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents the Steve Miller BandA
2003 Extended Versions
  • Released: April 1
  • Label: BMG (45962)
  • Format: CD
2008 Steve Miller Band: Live from Chicago
  • Released: May 27
  • Label: Coming Home Media
  • Format: double DVD plus CD
2014 The Joker (Live)
  • Released: May 15
  • Label: Sailor
  • Format: CD/Digital Download
2014 Live at the Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, April 1968
  • Released: September 8
  • Label: Sailor
  • Format: Digital Download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
NL
[4]
NZ
[5]
UK
[7]
1972 Anthology
  • Released: November
  • Label: Capitol (SVBB-11114)
  • Format: double LP/double boxed 8-track tape/double boxed cassette tape/CD
56
1978 Greatest Hits 1974–78A
  • Released: November
  • Label: Capitol (S00/8X00/4X00-11872)
  • Format: LP/8-track/Cassette/CD
18
  • US: Diamond (14x Multi-Platinum)[8]
  • Canada: Diamond[9]
1987 Greatest Hits 1976–86: A Decade of American MusicA
  • Released: June
  • Label: Mercury (MERH 105)
  • Format: LP/Cassette/CD
1990 The Best of 1968–1973
  • Label: Capitol (EST/TCEST/CDEST 2133)
  • Format: LP/Cassette/CD
32 34
1991 The Very Best of the Steve Miller BandA
  • Label: Arcade (04 6250 61)
  • Format: CD
10 32
1994 Steve Miller Band
  • Released: July 26
  • Label: Capitol (89826)
  • Format: CD box set
1998 Greatest Hits 58
2003 Young Hearts: Complete Greatest Hits
  • Released: September 16
  • Label: Capitol (CDP 7243 5 90509 2 8)
  • Format: CD
37 93 3
  • US: Gold[8]
  • New Zealand: Gold[11]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Greatest Hits 1974-1978 was released in Europe by Mercury-Phonogram Records

Singles[edit]

Year Titles (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[12][13][14]
US
Main.

[12][13]
CA
[2]
GE
[15]
NL
[4]
NZ
[5]
SE
[6]
UK
[7]
1968 "Sittin' in Circles"
b/w "Roll With It"
Non-album tracks
"Living in the U.S.A."
b/w "Quicksilver Girl"
94
Sailor
1969 "Sitting in Circles"
b/w "Dear Mary"(from Sailor)
Non-album track
"My Dark Hour"
b/w "Song For Our Ancestors" (from Sailor)
126 Brave New World
"Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around"
b/w "Little Girl"
87 Your Saving Grace
1970 "Going to the Country"
b/w "Never Kill Another Man"
69 54 Number 5
"Steve Miller's Midnight Tango"
b/w "Going To Mexico"
1971 "Rock Love"
b/w "Let Me Serve You"
Rock Love
1972 "Fandango"
b/w "Love's Riddle"
Recall the Beginning...A Journey from Eden
1973 "The Joker"D
b/w "Something To Believe In"
1 2 7 1 1 4 1 The Joker
1974 "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash"E
b/w "Evil"
51 40
"Living in the U.S.A."
b/w "Kow Kow Calqulator" (from Anthology)
49
52 Sailor
1976 "Take The Money and Run"E
b/w "Sweet Maree"
11 8 Fly Like An Eagle
"Rock'n Me"E
b/w "Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma" (from The Joker)
1 1 28 22 23 11
"Fly Like an Eagle"E
b/w "Lovin' Cup" (from The Joker)
2 2 21
1977 "Serenade"F
b/w "Dance, Dance, Dance"
"Jet Airliner"
b/w "Babes in the Wood"
8 3 11 12 Book of Dreams
"Jungle Love"
b/w "Wish Upon A Star"
23 18
"Swingtown"
b/w "Winter Time"
17 13
1981 "Heart Like A Wheel"
b/w "True Fine Love" (from Book of Dreams)
24 17 17 Circle of Love
"Circle of Love"
b/w "Circle of Love" (Instrumental)
55
"Macho City"
b/w "Fly Like An Eagle" (from Fly Like An Eagle)
27
1982 "Abracadabra"
b/w "Give It Up"
1 4 1 2 26 8 1 2 Abracadabra
"Cool Magic"
b/w "Young Girl's Heart"
57
"Keeps Me Wondering Why"F
b/w "Get on Home" (from Circle of Love)
52
"Give It Up"
b/w "Heart Like A Wheel" (from Circle of Love)
60
1984 "Shangri-La"
b/w "Circle of Love" (from Circle of Love)
57 84 Italian X Rays
"Italian X-Rays"
b/w "Who Do You Love"
1985 "Bongo Bongo"
b/w "Get on Home" (from Circle of Love)
84
1986 "I Want to Make the World Turn Around"
b/w "Slinky"
97 1 Living in the 20th Century
1987 "Nobody But You Baby"
b/w "Maelstrom"
1988 "Ya Ya"
b/w "Filthy McNasty"
10 57 Born 2 B Blue
1993 "Wide River"
CD singled paired with "Stranger Blues"
64 7 36 Wide River
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Video albums[edit]

Year Title
2008 Steve Miller Band: Live from Chicago
2012 Steve Miller Band: Live at Austin City Limits

Notes[edit]

A.^ Album credited to "The Steve Miller Band".
B.^ Born 2 B Blue is a Steve Miller solo album.
D.^ All peak positions for "The Joker", except in the United States, are from the single's 1990 reissue.
E.^ Credited to Steve Miller on the American single release.
F.^ A UK only release.

References[edit]

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