XRCD JVCXR-0043-2: STEVE MILLER - The Joker - 1999 Japan OOP Near Mint

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller hearthedifference (6,945) 100%, Location: Woodbridge, Ontario, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192330797785 ****Welcome to our listing, thanks very much for looking!****See our own website! We have lots of out of print LPs and CDs! Find us on the web at - hearthedifference.net ****Shipping cost is only an estimate - it depends on the actual weight and size of the package as well as the service required. We do not profit from shipping costs, so if we overcharge, we will refund the difference back to you. It's always best to wait for our invoice before paying for your item. We will combine shipping for multiple items purchased.****Please see our other listings - new items added {almost} daily.****To access our eBay store either click on the little red door at the top right section of any of our eBay listings or, click on - http://stores.ebay.com/Hear-The-Difference Background: Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1967 in San Francisco, California. The band is managed by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals, and is known for a string of (mainly) mid-1970s hit singles that are staples of the classic rock radio format. In 1965, Steve Miller and keyboardist Barry Goldberg founded the Goldberg-Miller Blues Band along with bassist Shawn Yoder, rhythm guitarist Craymore Stevens, and drummer Lance Haas after moving to Chicago to play the blues. The band was contracted to Epic Records after playing many Chicago clubs. They also appeared on Hullabaloo with the Four Tops and the Supremes, and gigged at a Manhattan club. Miller left the group to go to San Francisco where the psychedelic scene was flourishing. He then formed the Steve Miller Blues Band which, when they contracted with Capitol Records in 1967, they shortened their name to the Steve Miller Band. The band, consisting of Miller, guitarist James Cooke, bassist Lonnie Turner, and drummer Tim Davis (who replaced the departing Lance Haas on drums), backed Chuck Berry at a gig at the Fillmore West that was released as a live album. Guitarist Boz Scaggs joined the band soon after and the group performed at the Monterey Pop Festival in June. In May 1968 while in England, they recorded their debut album Children Of The Future. Miller's audience expanded with each album: Brave New World (#22, 1969), which featured the successful song "Space Cowboy" and the track "My Dark Hour" that was co-written by and featured Paul McCartney (aka Paul Ramon) on bass, Your Saving Grace (#38, 1969), Number 5 (#23, 1970). In 1971, Miller suffered a broken neck after a car accident and Capitol Records released the album Rock Love. The album featured unreleased live performances (including an eleven minute jam on the title track) and studio material and is one of two of Steve Miller Band albums not to be released on CD, the other being Recall the Beginning...A Journey from Eden. It is on this album the song "Fandango" (Track 8) appeared. The first lyrics of the song read, "Kim, come and play the drum." This song was written as an invitation to drummer Kim Kopko of the band, The Black and Blues, to, as the next lyrics call, "come and join the fun." Although it was believed at the time that Miller was reaching out to a recently departed lady friend. In 1972, the double album compilation Anthology was released, featuring 16 songs from the band's first five albums. The Joker (#2, 1973) showed audiences a new style of the band. The title track became a #1 single and was certified platinum for reaching over one million sales. The Joker is the title of the eighth album by Steve Miller Band, released in 1973. The album marked a period of significant change for the group as the band abandoned their psychedelic oriented music for a more melodic, smooth rock/blues sound. Perhaps not coincidentally, it was also their first solid commercial success due to the strong radio-play of the title track. The title track took 19 days to record. The album reached #2 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified Platinum in the United States. The artwork of the album is also considered amongst the greatest, for example Rolling Stone would later rank it as one of the "Top 100 Album Covers Of All Time". The XRCD represents JVC’s continuing commitment to the pursuit of digital audio perfection. This ongoing evolution of the XRCD series allows the discerning listener to participate in the results of JVC’s research and development in both mastering and manufacturing, hardware and methodology. As with the entire XRCD series, no proprietary chips, processors, or special compact disc players are required to enjoy the sonic benefits of the XRCD. Features: • Mastered Using K2 Technology! • Superior Audiophile Quality • 20-bit Super Analog • Originally Released in 1973, re-issued on XRCD format in 1999 This listing is for a very rare, out of print audiophile XRCD title - an OPENED, Near MINT XRCD PRESSED and ISSUED on the XRCD-20 format, of a highly collectible title featuring the - Steve Miller Band XRCD Title / Music on this disc - The Joker1. "Sugar Babe" (Steve Miller) – 4:35 2. "Mary Lou" (Obie Jessie, Sam Ling) – 2:24 3. "Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma" (Miller) – 5:41 4. "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' but Trash" (Chuck Calhoun) – 3:21 5. "The Joker" (Miller) – 4:26 6. "Lovin' Cup" (Miller) – 2:10 7. "Come on in My Kitchen" (Robert Johnson) – 4:06 8. "Evil" (Miller) – 4:35 9. "Something to Believe In" (Miller) – 4:41 ***"Come on in My Kitchen" and "Evil" were recorded live.Performed by - Steve Miller – guitar, vocals Gerald Johnson – bass guitar, vocals Dick Thompson – keyboards John King – drums Lonnie Turner - bass guitar on "Evil" "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow - pedal steel guitar on "Something to Believe In" John Van Hamersveld and Norman Seeff - album cover design Norman Seeff - photography The XRCD is from the ultra-rare series of extended range, audiophile XRCD-20 CDs (Out of Print). XRCD catalog # JVCXR-0043-2 XRCD20, made with JVC technology!Extended Resolution using 20-Bit TechnologyK2 Super Coding XRCD made in JAPANXRCD issued in 1999Case opens like a gate-fold Sound is SUPERB The XRCD, Outer CASE and INSERTS are all in Near MINT condition. The XRCD may have a very light mark or two on the reflective side of the disc, when we play tested this item, it performed PERFECTLY!! This CD is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).Don't let this rarity slip by!!! Condition: Like New, Condition: Superb audiophile XRCD collectible! Very rare and long out of print - made in Japan and issued in 1999, using the 20-bit rate with K2 Super Coding. There may be a light mark on the reflective side of the disc, we play tested it and it performed perfectly., Duration: Album, Special Attributes: Audiophile Collectible XRCD, Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan, Genre: Rock, Record Label: XRCD / JVC, Artist: Steve Miller Band, Style: Rock 'n' Roll, Title: STEVE MILLER - The Joker, Edition: Collector's Edition, Release Year: 1999

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