Nine Lives (Steve Winwood album)

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Nine Lives
Studio album by Steve Winwood
Released April 29, 2008
Genre Pop rock
Length 57:16
Label Columbia
Producer Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood chronology
About Time
(2003)
Nine Lives
(2008)
Live from Madison Square Garden
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Billboard (not rated)[2]

Nine Lives is Steve Winwood's first full-length studio album since 2003. It was released on April 29, 2008.

The album's first single, "Dirty City" featuring guitarist Eric Clapton, held the number-one added single spot for three weeks in a row and peaked at the overall number-two spot on AAA Radio[3]

The album debuted at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 26,000 copies in its first week[4] [5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm Not Drowning" (Steve Winwood, Peter Godwin) – 3:32
  2. "Fly" (Winwood, Godwin, José Pires de Almeida Neto) – 7:49
  3. "Raging Sea" (Winwood, Godwin, Neto) – 6:17
  4. "Dirty City" (with Eric Clapton) (Winwood, Godwin) – 7:44
  5. "We're All Looking" (Winwood, Godwin) – 5:25
  6. "Hungry Man" (Winwood, Godwin, Neto) – 7:07
  7. "Secrets" (Winwood, Godwin, Neto) – 6:41
  8. "At Times We Do Forget" (Winwood, Godwin, Neto) – 5:57
  9. "Other Shore" (Winwood, Godwin, Neto) – 6:41

Personnel[edit]

  • Richard Bailey – drums
  • Paul Booth – flute, saxophone, human whistle
  • Tim Cansfield – guitar
  • Eric Clapton – guitar
  • José Pires de Almeida Neto – guitar
  • Karl Vanden Bossche – percussion
  • Steve Winwood – guitar, Hammond organ, vocals

Production:

  • Josh Cheuse – art direction, design
  • Tony Cousins – mastering
  • Sam Erickson – photography
  • Juan Pont Lezica – photography
  • Johnson Somerset – associate producer
  • James Towler – engineer, mixing
  • Steve Winwood – producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "Nine Lives - Steve Winwood | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Graff, Gary (2011). "Nine Lives". web.archive.org. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Steve Winwood new CD and tour, news.jamradio.org, March 25, 2008, Retrieved March 26, 2008.
  4. ^ Katie Hasty, "Madonna Leads Busy Billboard 200 With 7th No. 1", Billboard.com, May 7, 2008.
  5. ^ Rocker won't let nostalgia define career Tuesday, April 29, 2008 By Gary Graff. Columbus Dispatch [1]