About Time (Steve Winwood album)
|Studio album by|
|Released||17 June 2003|
|Genre||Rock, Blue-eyed soul|
|Producer||Johnson Somerset, Steve Winwood|
|Steve Winwood chronology|
About Time is the eighth solo studio album by Steve Winwood, released in 2003. It was his first album since 1997 and it featured a return to a musical style more in line with his earlier work with Traffic. That basic style is emphasized in the three piece set of the band: Hammond Organ, guitar and drums/percussion, joined on various tracks by saxophone, flute and additional percussion characteristic of the Traffic sound.
Reviewing for AllMusic, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote of the album "Winwood's voice is now a little rough (which comes as a surprise), it nevertheless fits the scaled-down, relaxed atmosphere. And if individual songs aren't necessarily memorable, they don't necessarily need to be -- the feel is the thing here, and while it isn't first-rate Steve Winwood, it does feel like a welcome update from an old friend, which, after several years of waiting and several uneven records, is enough."
- "Different Light" (Winwood) - 6:37
- "Cigano (For the Gypsies)" (Winwood-Jose Neto) - 6:21
- "Take It to the Final Hour" (Winwood-Anthony Crawford) 5:37
- "Why Can't We Live Together" (Timmy Thomas)
- "Domingo Morning" (Winwood-Jose Neto)
- "Now That You're Alive" (Winwood-Winwood)
- "Bully" (Winwood-Winwood)
- "Phoenix Rising" (Winwood-William Topley)
- "Horizon" (Winwood-Winwood)
- "Walking On" (Winwood-Anthony Crawford)
- "Silvia (Who Is She?)" (Winwood-Neto)
- "Dear Mr. Fantasy (Live)"
- "Why Can't We Live Together"
- "Voodoo Chile"
- Steve Winwood – vocals, Hammond B-3 organ
- José Pires de Almeida Neto – guitar
- Walfredo Reyes, Jr. – drums, additional percussion (2, 4)
- Karl Vanden Bossche – congas (2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)
- Richard Bailey – timbales (2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)
- Karl Denson – saxophone (1, 6), flute (8, 10)
- Produced by Steve Winwood
- Associate Producer – Johnson Somerset
- Engineered by George Shilling, assisted by James Towler.
- Mixed by James Towler
- Recorded and Mixed at Wincraft Studios
- Mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis Mastering (London, UK).
- Bonus Tracks mastered by Bunt Stafford-Clark at Townhouse Studios (London, UK).
- Artwork by Michael Rios
- Photography by Gordon Jackson
- CD Booklet – Andy Dutlinger and Mark Berger/Madison House Design
- Artist Management – Mick Newton at Atomic (London, UK); Madison House Inc. (Boulder, CO).
- Business Management – Brighton Jeffrey James (London, UK) and Charles Sussman (Nashville, TN).