Singer, songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, mandolin player, producer, Grammy winner, and BMI Icon Steve Winwood will release Winwood: Greatest Hits Live, his first-ever live album as a solo artist, on Friday, September 1, 2017 via Wincraft Records, with distribution through Thirty Tigers. Greatest Hits Live will be available as a 2CD/4LP collection, and the vinyl set will include a digital download card.
We here at HRAC expect a hi-res version to accompany this album, as two of Winwood’s best-known albums, Traffic’s John Barleycorn Must Die, and Blind Faith’s self-titled release, each appear on HDtracks in both 192/24 and 96/24 options.
The material on Winwood: Greatest Hits Live is a collection of songs sourced from Winwood’s personal archives of live performances. With a 23-song track list handpicked by Winwood and featuring his best loved songs (which you can check out below), Greatest Hits Live offers fans a definitive musical portrait of his five-decades-and-counting career.
“I’m excited about the release because I have recorded every show for many years, and so it evoked many memories of the performances and reactions from the fans over the years who have supported me,” says Winwood. “I suppose it is sort of a tribute to the bandmembers and crew I’ve been fortunate to have with me on the road. The songs were chosen for being the ones most recognized throughout my career which have left an impression, and so I hope the record will be a souvenir that brings to mind happy memories of a good time experienced at one of my shows.”
The expanded 2CD/4LP gatefold package features rare, previously unreleased material touching on all aspects of Winwood’s extensive catalog, including contemporary arrangements of the music he created with the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, and on his classic solo recordings. The collection highlights Winwood’s ability to fuse multiple genres into a singular, cohesive musical expression. The record not only demonstrates Steve’s longtime mastery of the Hammond B3 organ, but also showcases his remarkable (and underrated) guitar skills.
Pre-orders for Winwood: Greatest Hits Live are available here:
Amazon – http://smarturl.it/winwoodliveamz
Steve Winwood – https://www.stevewinwood.com/shopListen to “Can’t Find My Way Home” here: https://youtu.be/FXoEnqldH1E
Steve is on tour this summer and fall in the U.S., UK, and the EU. Visit www.SteveWinwood.com/events for a full list of dates.
1. I’m A Man
2. Them Changes
4. Can’t Find My Way Home
5. Had To Cry Today
6. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
7. Empty Pages
8. Back In The High Life Again
9. Higher Love
10. Dear Mr Fantasy
11. Gimme Some Lovin’
2. Pearly Queen
4. Why Can’t We Live Together
5. 40,000 Headmen
6. Walking In The Wind
7. Medicated Goo
8. John Barleycorn
9. While You See A Chance
10 Arc Of A Diver
11 Freedom Overspill
12 Roll With It