First Ever Live Solo Album On 4LP!
23 Career-Spanning Hits Curated By Steve Winwood Himself!
Vinyl Pressed by MPO!
Singer-songwriter, legendary vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, mandolin
player, producer, Grammy winner and BMI Icon Steve Winwood releases 'Winwood:
Greatest Hits Live,' his first-ever live album as a solo artist!
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 tracklist
handpicked by Winwood, featuring his best loved songs, 'Greatest Hits Live'
offers fans a definitive musical portrait of his five-decade 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 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
The expanded 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 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. The record not only demonstrates Steve's mastery of
the Hammond B3 Organ, but also showcases his remarkable guitar skills.
Featured songs include "Gimme Some Lovin", "Back In The High Life Again",
"Can't Find My Way Home", "Arc Of A Diver", "Higher Love", "Roll With It",
"While You See A Chance", "Dear Mr. Fantasy", and "The Low Spark Of High Heeled
Boys", among many others.
For more than five decades and over 50 million records sold since he burst into
prominence at the age of 15 with the Spencer Davis Group, Steve Winwood 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, named one of the 'Greatest Singers Of All Time' by Rolling Stone
Magazine, is a recipient of the Ivor Novello Outstanding Song Collection, the
BMI Icon Award, the Musicians Union Classic Rock Award, the Nashville Symphony
Harmony Award and has been nominated for 11 Grammys, winning two. Steve has
received Honorary Doctorate degrees in Music from Berklee College of Music,
Aston University in Birmingham, England; and from The University of
Gloucestershire. In 2004, Traffic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame, and the following year, he was honored for his "enduring influence on
generations of music makers" by BMI. In 2002, he had the distinct honor of
performing at The Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, a concert
marking her 50 years as queen; he also performed for President Obama at the 2013
Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. On June 5th 2014, he was inducted into
the Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN.
Steve Winwood forges ahead undaunted, continuing to create and perform new and
exciting material. He remains one of the most important and influential artists
in all of popular music
• Vinyl pressed by MPO
• Gatefold package
• Rare, previously unreleased material
• Limited time digital download card
1. I’m A Man
2. Them Changes
1. Can’t Find My Way Home
2. Had To Cry Today
3. Back In The High Life Again
1. Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
2. Empty Pages
3. Higher Love
1. Dear Mr. Fantasy
2. Gimme Some Lovin'
2. Pearly Queen
1. Why Can’t We Live Together
2. 40,000 Headmen
3. Walking In The Wind
1. Medicated Goo
2. John Barleycorn
3. While You See A Chance
1. Arc Of A Diver
2. Freedom Overspill
3. Roll With It