Okay, so this doesn’t fit in with the standard genres that we here at Bloody-Disgusting usually cover. However, I love me some Steve Miller Band and when I karaoke, I will proudly go up and sing ‘Abracadabra’. So I have to say that I’m really excited when I read that Roadrunner Records and Steve Miller’s Space Cowboy Records joined up to release the first new Steve Miller Band album in 17 years!! ‘BINGO!’ is coming out June 15th and I’m definitely going to pick up a copy. Even cooler is that apparently, ‘BINGO!’ is one of TWO albums, the second of which is being released next year!
Read on past the jump for some quotes and more information!
“With the continuing evolution of the music industry and all the new exciting opportunities that are available, I feel this is a perfect time to start a new record company and establish new innovative partnerships. I am looking forward to a long relationship with Roadrunner / Loud & Proud” says Miller of the new endeavor.
Early reaction from fans and industry insiders are comparing the album to Miller’s 1968 masterpiece SAILOR. BINGO!, will be the first of two albums that were recorded together as a complete body of work, the second of which will be offered next year via the new label partnership.
The Steve Miller Band is one of the biggest selling recording, touring and catalog artists of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide throughout its career. SMB’s Greatest Hits 74-78 compilation reached prestigious Diamond Award certification with sales of more than 13 million units sold.
BINGO! was co-produced by Andy Johns (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen), with artwork designed by the legendary Storm Thorgerson. These recordings feature longtime Steve Miller Band member Norton Buffalo, who sadly passed away in 2009.