Roll with It (album)

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Roll with It
Studio album by Steve Winwood
Released 21 June 1988[1]
Recorded Windmill Lane, Dublin and McClear Place, Toronto, 1987-88
Genre Rock, blues, pop, blue-eyed soul, adult contemporary
Length 44:35
Label Virgin
Producer Steve Winwood, Tom Lord-Alge
Steve Winwood chronology
Chronicles
(1987)
Roll with It
(1988)
Refugees of the Heart
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Deseret News 2.5/4 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[4]
The New York Times (Positive)[5]
People (Mixed)[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]

Roll with It is the fifth solo studio album by blue-eyed soul artist Steve Winwood. It topped the album charts in the United States, and has sold over three million copies. The title cut topped the pop singles and the album rock singles charts with subsequent hit status afforded the album tracks released as subsequent singles: "Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?" and "Holding On". "Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?" had been written by Winwood to be featured in an ad campaign for Michelob which began running on American television on the day of the Roll With It album's US release. Two other tracks from Roll With It: "Hearts on Fire" and "Put on Your Dancing Shoes", also achieved radio airplay.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings except where noted

  1. "Roll with It" (Winwood, Jennings, Holland-Dozier-Holland) – 5:20
  2. "Holding On" – 6:15
  3. "The Morning Side" – 5:14
  4. "Put on Your Dancing Shoes" – 5:11
  5. "Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?" – 6:54
  6. "Hearts on Fire" (Winwood, Jim Capaldi) – 5:15
  7. "One More Morning" – 4:58
  8. "Shining Song" – 5:28

Personnel[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989
[8]
Roll with It Album of the Year[9] Nominated
"Roll with It" Record of the Year Nominated
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
Tom Lord-Alge (engineer) Best Engineered Album, Non Classical Won

BRIT Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989
[10]
Roll with It Best British Album Nominated
Steve Winwood Best British Male Nominated

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[11] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Sweden (GLF)[12] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Hunt, Dennis (19 June 1988). "Steve Winwood Is Still On a Roll With White Hot Soul". articles.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Holden, Stephen (17 July 1988). "RECORDINGS; Three Veteran Rock-and-Rollers Spin New Disks". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Novak, Ralph/ Hiltbrand, David (18 July 1988). "Picks and Pans Review: A Roll with It". people.com. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
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  8. ^ Hunt, Dennis (13 January 1989). "Chapman, McFerrin Lead Grammy Race : Baker, Sting, Michael, Winwood Also Capture Mutliple Nominations". articles.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "GRAMMYs' Best Albums 1980–1989". grammy.org. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
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  11. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Steve Winwood – Roll with It". Music Canada. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
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Preceded by
Hysteria by Def Leppard
Billboard 200 number-one album
20–26 August 1988
Succeeded by
Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman