|Greatest hits album by|
|Label||Capitol / EMI|
|Steve Miller Band chronology|
Anthology is the first greatest hits album for the Steve Miller Band, covering material from their first seven albums (though there are no selections from either Children of the Future or Rock Love). It has been certified Gold in the United States.
|Christgau's Record Guide||B+|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
In a retrospective review for Allmusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine feels that the album captures Miller's "first-rate" and "effective" early space blues, and that the songs are less commercial and "catchy" than those on Miller's later Greatest Hits album.
"Going To The Country", "Baby's House" and "Motherless Children" are shorter edits than their original LP versions.