I been listening to this for a week now. It's a spectacular achievement. A truly great collection of some of the best songs ever. IMHO it belongs in your collection, you'll listen forever (and hey Nikki Sixx loves it.) Andy Preston
Here is the Press from Thirty Tigers Records: Singer-songwriter, legendary vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, mandolin player, producer, Grammy winner and BMI Icon Steve Winwood has sold over 50 million records in the course of his five-decade career. During that time he has remained a primary figure in Rock ‘n’ Roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements. His skills as a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist have developed an impressive catalog of popular music.
Winwood curated the live versions of 23 hits spanning 51 years.
This is his first ever live album as a solo artist.
It is a 2-CD and 4-LP collection from Winwood’s personal archives of live performances.
It features rare, previously unreleased material touching on all aspects of his catalog, including contemporary arrangements of the music he created with the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, and his classic solo recordings.
The collection channels R&B, Jazz, Funk, Folk, Classic Rock, Pop, and Afro-Caribbean & Brazilian rhythms, highlighting Winwood’s unique ability to fuse multiple genres into a singular, cohesive musical expression.
“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. I suppose it is sort of a tribute to the band members 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.”
– Steve Winwood
Winwood Greatest Hits Live - full track list:
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
September 1 Chumash Casino Santa Ynez, CA
September 2 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Indio, CA
September 3 Grand Sierra Resort Reno, NV
September 5 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
September 6 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
September 8 Chateau Ste Michelle Winery Woodinville, WA
September 9 Maryhill Winery Amphitheater Goldendale, WA
September 11 Luther Burbank Center Santa Rosa, CA
September 13 Hollywood Bowl Hollywood, CA
September 14 Humphrey’s San Diego, CA
September 16 Ellie Caulkins Opera House Denver, CO
September 17 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival Telluride, CO
September 19 Irving Music Factory Irving, TX
September 20 Austin City Limits Live Austin, TX
September 21 Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land Sugar Land, TX
September 23 XFinity Theatre Hartford, CT
September 24 Jones Beach Amphitheatre Wantagh, NY