Greatest Hits Live

Greatest Hits Live

by Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood


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Greatest Hits Live is Steve Winwood's first solo live album and it does an effective job of summarizing the state of his career in the 2010s, since he's spent the time since the 2008 release of Nine Lives touring with various combos. He's developed a long, varied set list that belies the title of this collection, since the 23-track album isn't strictly a stroll through the past. Make no mistake, there are a bunch of hits here -- whether it's oldies from the Spencer Davis Group or his yuppie anthems of the '80s, if there's a Winwood radio staple you can think of, it's present -- but he spends just as much time digging through Traffic's catalog and finding space for covers of Buddy Miles' "Them Changes" and Timmy Thomas' "Why Can't We Live Together," choices that underscore how soulful and jazzy Winwood's latter-day sound is. He and his band take their time, slowing down tempos ("I'm a Man" no longer rushes) and stretching out songs for seven or eight minutes -- enough time for the band to ride a groove and have every musicians solo. Anybody looking for by-the-record versions of his big tunes may be disappointed, but the limber, flexible arrangements are appealing, the band is expert, and Winwood is in fine voice, making this a thoroughly enjoyable affair.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/2017
Label: Wincraft Records
UPC: 0752830446113
catalogNumber: 304461
Rank: 8490

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Winwood   Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Hammond B3
José Neto   Guitar
Paul Booth   Flute,Saxophone,Hammond B3
Richard Bailey   Drums
Edson Da Silva   Percussion

Technical Credits

Jim Capaldi   Composer
Buddy Miles   Composer
Steve Winwood   Composer
Timmy Thomas   Composer
Peter Godwin   Composer
Jimmy Miller   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
George Fleming   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
James Hooker   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
José Neto   Composer
Muff Winwood   Composer
Spencer Davis   Composer
Traditional   Composer
James Towler   Engineer
Chris Wood   Composer
Viv Stanshall   Composer
John Bükaty   Cover Art

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