Nashville, TN, October 2, 2017: Singer-songwriter, legendary vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, mandolin player, producer, Grammy winner and BMI Icon Steve Winwood has achieved his twelfth Top-40 hit with ‘Winwood: Greatest Hits Live,’ his first-ever live album as a solo artist and his first album in nearly a decade. The album was released September 1 via Wincraft Records with distribution through Thirty Tigers and is available as a 2CD/4LP collection; the vinyl set includes one digital download card. It has been garnering praise from ABC News, USA Today, Rolling Stone, MOJO, Elmore, Billboard, The Daily Mail, and more.
Winwood: Greatest Hits Live has been called “remarkably cohesive” (ABC News); “driving and groovy” (MOJO); and “a highly satisfying listen” (Elmore Magazine). All About Jazz said “Steve’s voice, in both timbre and strength, has changed hardly an iota over the decades: he remains as soulful a singer as any of his generation (or beyond for that matter)…If Greatest Hits Live proves anything, it is that he resides in a place all his own in the annals of contemporary rock and roll.”
Listen to “Can’t Find My Way Home” here:
The material on ‘Winwood: Greatest Hits Live’ is a collection of songs sourced from Winwood’s personal archives of live performances. It 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 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.
Winwood, named one of the ‘Greatest Singers Of All Time’ by Rolling Stone, burst into prominence at the age of 15 with the Spencer Davis Group. For more than five decades and over 50 million records sold since, 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.
Praise for Steve Winwood’s Winwood: Greatest Hits Live:
• “****” (4 Stars) – ABC News
• “Steve Winwood is going higher.” – USA Today
• “…reinterpreted live with unparalleled vigor. Pure auditory happiness!” – Rolling Stone France
• “Winwood continues to be a road warrior.” – Billboard
• “This impeccably played double live album, out today, is a timely reminder of both his songwriting talent and an enduring voice that has lost little of its sunny, soulful edge.” – The Daily Mail
• “…some of the most momentous passages of rock history.” – Uncut
• “Impeccably performed career retrospective. ****” – Mojo
• “An enrichment to your collection. Beautiful!” – Blues Magazine
Order Winwood: Greatest Hits Live here:
‘Greatest Hits Live’ – full tracklist:
1. I’m A Man
2. Them Changes
3. Fly
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’
1. Rainmaker
2. Pearly Queen
3. Glad
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