Talking Back to the Night

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Talking Back to the Night
Studio album by Steve Winwood
Released August 2nd, 1982
Recorded November 1981 — June 1982 at
Netherturkdonic Studios, Gloucestershire, England
Genre Rock, Blue-eyed soul
Length 40:38
Label Island
Producer Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood chronology
Arc of a Diver
(1980)
Talking Back to the Night
(1982)
Back in the High Life
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]

Talking Back to the Night is the third solo studio album by blue-eyed soul musician Steve Winwood. Released less than two years after the top 3 hit Arc of a Diver, it failed to see as much success as its predecessor, reaching #28 on the Billboard 200. "Valerie" was a minor hit in 1982, but when it was remixed and re-released in 1987 for Chronicles, the newer version of the song became a top 10 hit. The album tracks "Help Me Angel" and "Talking Back to the Night" were also re-recorded for Chronicles. The latter was then released for the first time as a single.

Winwood performed all of the instruments on this album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings.

Side one
  1. "Valerie" – 4:05
  2. "Big Girls Walk Away" – 3:51
  3. "And I Go" – 4:12
  4. "While There's a Candle Burning" – 3:11
  5. "Still in the Game" – 4:51
Side two
  1. "It Was Happiness" – 4:58
  2. "Help Me Angel" – 5:06
  3. "Talking Back to the Night" – 5:44
  4. "There's a River" – 4:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Winwood - synthesizers, keyboards, organ, drum machines, guitars, vocals, producer, composer, engineer
  • Nicole Winwood - Background vocals
  • John "Nobby" Clarke - Assistant Engineer
  • Lynn Goldstein - Photography
  • Tony Wright - Cover design

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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