Fly Like an Eagle

Fly Like an Eagle

by Steve Miller BandSteve Miller Band


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Steve Miller had started to essay his classic sound with The Joker, but 1976's Fly Like an Eagle is where he took flight, creating his definitive slice of space blues. The key is focus, even on an album as stylishly, self-consciously trippy as this, since the focus brings about his strongest set of songs (both originals and covers), plus a detailed atmospheric production where everything fits. It still can sound fairly dated -- those whooshing keyboards and cavernous echoes are certainly of their time -- but its essence hasn't aged, as "Fly Like an Eagle" drifts like a cool breeze, while "Take the Money and Run" and "Rock 'n Me" are fiendishly hooky, friendly rockers. The rest of the album may not be quite up to those standards, but there aren't any duds, either, as "Wild Mountain Honey" and "Mercury Blues" give this a comfortable backdrop, thanks to Miller's offhand, lazy charm. Though it may not quite transcend its time, it certainly is an album rock landmark of the mid-'70s and its best moments (namely, the aforementioned singles) are classics of the idiom.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077774647526
catalogNumber: 46475
Rank: 7430

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Miller Band   Primary Artist,Track Performer
James Cotton   Harmonica
Dudek   Dobro,Guitar,Slide Guitar
Charles Calmese   Bass
James "Curly" Cooke   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Ken Johnson   Drums
John McFee   Dobro,Guitar
Steve Miller   Synthesizer,Guitar,Keyboards,Sitar,Vocals,Roland Synthesizer
Lonnie Turner   Bass,Guitar
Joachim Jymm Young   Organ,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Gary Mallaber   Percussion,Drums
Kenny Johnson   Drums

Technical Credits

Dave Stahl   Back Cover
Mike Fusaro   Engineer
Brad S. Miller   Executive Producer
Steve Miller   Composer,Producer
John Palladino   Executive Producer
Ben Sidran   Composer
John Paladino   Executive Producer
John Van Hamersveld   Artwork
Casarini   Artwork,Art Direction

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