Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle


Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle

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  "Fly Like an Eagle" is the ninth studio album by American rock group Steve Miller Band. The album was released in May 1976 by Capitol Records in North America and Mercury Records in Europe. A Quadraphonic mix of the album was available on the Quadraphonic 8-Track cartridge format (in which Track 1 - "Space Intro" is edited into "Fly Like an Eagle" as one track, and Track 6 - "Take the Money and Run" intro repeats twice).

The album was a success, spawning three singles: the title track, "Take the Money and Run" and "Rock'n Me", and eventually receiving quadruple platinum certification from the RIAA.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 450 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. On an updated list in 2012, the magazine listed the album at number 445.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic rated "Fly Like an Eagle" four-and-a-half stars. He stated that "the focus brings about his strongest set of songs (both originals and covers), plus a detailed atmospheric production where everything fits." However, he said that "it still can sound fairly dated", but concluded the review by saying that "its best moments [...] are classics of the idiom." Rolling Stone voted it 1976's Best Album.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars
Rolling Stone (favorable)

Track listing

Side one
  1. "Space Intro" (Steve Miller) – 1:15
  2. "Fly Like a Eagle" (Miller) – 4:42
  3. "Wild Mountain Honey" (Steve McCarty) – 4:51
  4. "Serenade" (Miller, Chris McCarty) – 3:13
  5. "Dance, Dance, Dance" (Miller, Joseph Cooper, Brenda Cooper) – 2:18
  6. "Mercury Blues" (K.C. Douglas) – 3:30
Side two
  1. "Take the Money and Run" (Miller) – 2:50
  2. "Rock'n Me" (Miller) – 3:05
  3. "You Send Me" (Sam Cooke) * – 2:42
  4. "Blue Odyssey" (Miller) – 1:00
  5. "Sweet Maree" (Miller) – 4:16
  6. "The Window" (Miller, Jason Cooper) – 4:19

 

Personnel

  • Steve Miller – vocals, guitar, keyboards, sitar, producer
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar (all but 12)
  • Gary Mallaber – drums (all but 12), percussion
Additional personnel
  • James Cotton – harmonica (10, 11)
  • Curley Cooke – guitar (12)
  • Les Dudek – guitar (12)
  • Charles Calamise – bass guitar (12)
  • Kenny Johnson - drums
  • Joe(JD)DAndrea - (percussion)Zildjian ct crash(12)
  • John McFee – dobro (5)
  • Joachim Young – B3 Organ (2, 12)
  • John Palladino – executive producer
  • Mike Fusaro – recording engineer
  • Jim Gains – mastering
  • Susan McCardle – photography
  • David Stahl – photography

 

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle

Mercury 6303 925 stereo (1976)

Album manufactured in Holland.

Album produced by Steve Miller.

The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The albums laminated cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.

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