UK release date:
Oct 10, 1969
US release date:
Jun 16, 1969

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Track list

Side 1


Brave New World

3:27 • Studio version


Celebration Song

2:33 • Studio version


Can't You Hear Your Daddy's Heartbeat

2:30 • Studio version


Got Love 'Cause You Need It

2:28 • Studio version


Kow Kow

4:28 • Studio version

Side 2



3:50 • Studio version


Space Cowboy

4:55 • Studio version


LT's Midnight Dream

2:33 • Studio version


My Dark Hour

Written by Steve Miller

3:07 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass guitar, Drums, Guitar
Steve Miller :
Guitar, Lead vocals, Producer
Glyn Johns :
Producer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
May 09, 1969
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London


From Wikipedia:

Brave New World is the third album by American rock band The Steve Miller Band, released in 1969. It is the band’s first album following the departure of founding members Boz Scaggs and Jim Peterman, with Ben Sidran replacing Peterman on keyboards.

The track “My Dark Hour” featured Paul McCartney (credited as “Paul Ramon”) on backing vocals, drums, guitar and bass guitar, and he performed additional backing vocals on “Celebration Song“. “My Dark Hour” was recorded in a late-night session on 9 May 1969 after an acrimonious argument between McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr over signing a contract appointing Allen Klein as The Beatles’ financial manager. Lennon, Harrison and Starr walked out, while McCartney remained at Olympic Studios. Miller was the only member of the band to attend the session, and the song emerged from him and McCartney jamming.

The primary guitar riff on “My Dark Hour” was also used on the title track to Steve Miller’s 1976 album Fly Like an Eagle.

Space Cowboy” uses the same primary guitar riff as the Beatles’ song “Lady Madonna,” owing perhaps to McCartney’s involvement on “My Dark Hour” and allied permission. It was released as downloadable content for the video game Rock Band on January 20, 2009.

Paul’s contribution to “Celebration Song” is subject to debate, considered unlikely.

Last updated on November 15, 2021

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