Steve Miller Band (1984) Shangri-La 12″ Promo

Very Brief:
Hey, did you know that the Steve Miller Band has had two Top 40 R&B hits in their career? They don’t immediately come to mind when I think of R&B radio but, once you know the two songs they charted with, it makes sense. In 1977 the band reached #20 on the Billboard R&B charts with “Fly Like An Eagle”. Ahhhh, see? That one rings a bell, right? Then in 1982, the band returned to the R&B charts peaking at #26 with “Abracadabra”, a song that is said to have been inspired by Diana Ross whom Miller had met and performed with in the 60s. Just a little useless trivia to round out your day… As far as “Shangri-La” goes, it came from Miller’s 1984 album ‘Italian X Rays’ and fared poorly on the charts (it didn’t enter the R&B charts).  It’s not one of Miller’s more well-known songs, at least not to me. I picked this record up years after its release due to the remixer credits which belong to Francois Kevorkian and Jay Mark.

Steve Miller Band (1984) Shangri-La 12" PromoThe Source:
Label: Capitol Records
Catalog#: SPRO-9252
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984

Steve Miller Band (1984) Shangri-La 12" PromoThe A Side:
Shangri-La (Extended Club Mix) 7:28
Shangri-La (Single Version) 3:59

The B Side:
Shangri-La (Dub Version) 5:30

The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot 100 10/6/84 74 57 6

The Equipment:
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
Cool Edit Pro
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

The Links:


Shangri-La FLAC

Shangri-La MP3

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One Response to “Steve Miller Band (1984) Shangri-La 12″ Promo”

  1. Walter says:

    ‘Italian X Rays’ is the more underrated album from Steve Miller. So underrated that none song is included in official compilations. This is probably beacause the heavy use of synthesizers and sampling which differs to the more classic Miller sound. Anyway, I like Steve Miller and I like synths so this album is a gem for me. Never know about this ‘Shangri-La’ 12″ so thank you very much Richie. However I do know that there’s a ‘Bongo Bongo (Dance Mix)’ version never released on CD I would like to see here someday. Thank you again for sharing, Richie.

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