Anthology
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedOctober 1972
Recorded1968-1972
GenreRock
Length63:24
LabelCapitol / EMI
Steve Miller Band chronology
Recall the Beginning...A Journey from Eden
(1972)
Anthology
(1972)
The Joker
(1973)

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.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Christgau's Record GuideB+[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music5/5 stars[2]

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.[3]

Track listing

Side 1
  1. "I Love You" (Miller) – 2:46 - from Number 5 (1970)
  2. "Going To The Country" (Miller, Sidran) – 3:14 (Number 5)
  3. "Baby's House" (Hopkins, Miller) – 8:07 - from Your Saving Grace (1969)
  4. "Kow Kow Calqulator" (Miller) – 4:26 - from Brave New World (1969)
Side 2
  1. "Your Saving Grace" (Davis, Miller, Sidran) – 4:50 (Your Saving Grace)
  2. "Going To Mexico" (Miller, Scaggs) – 2:29 (Number 5)
  3. "Space Cowboy" (Miller, Sidran) – 4:55 (Brave New World)
  4. "Living In The U.S.A." (Miller) – 4:06 - from Sailor (1968)
Side 3
  1. "Journey From Eden" (Miller) – 6:25 - from Recall the Beginning...A Journey from Eden (1972)
  2. "Seasons" (Miller, Sidran) – 3:51 (Brave New World)
  3. "Motherless Children" (Traditional) – 4:22 (Your Saving Grace)
  4. "Never Kill Another Man" (Miller) – 2:44 (Number 5)
Side 4
  1. "Don't You Let Nobody Turn You Around" (Miller) – 2:29 (Your Saving Grace)
  2. "Little Girl" (Miller) – 3:24 (Your Saving Grace)
  3. "Celebration Song" (Miller, Sidran) – 2:32 (Brave New World)
  4. "My Dark Hour" (Miller) – 3:08 (Brave New World)

"Going To The Country", "Baby's House" and "Motherless Children" are shorter edits than their original LP versions.

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: M". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 8, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  3. ^ Stephen ThomasErlewine. Anthology at AllMusic