is the second studio solo Arc of a Diver album by singer/ multi-instrumentalist, Steve Winwood. All of the instruments featured on the album were performed entirely by Winwood.
Featuring his first solo hit, "
While You See a Chance" (which peaked at #7 on the in the Billboard Hot 100 United States), this was Winwood's true breakthrough album as a solo artist. It peaked at #3 on the album chart, establishing him as a commercially viable act. Billboard 200
Engineered and Mixed by Steve Winwood at Netherturkdonic Studios, England.
The cover artwork for the album was by
Recording [ edit ]
Recorded at Winwood's Netherturkdonic Studios, built at his farm in Gloucestershire,
he played all the instruments, wrote all the music, and produced and engineered it himself. [5 ] [6 ]
Critical reception [ edit ]
AllMusic, critic William Ruhlmann wrote of the album "Utterly unencumbered by the baggage of his long years in the music business, Winwood reinvents himself as a completely contemporary artist on this outstanding album, leading off with his best solo song, "While You See a Chance."" Reviewing for [7 ] The New York Times, critic Robert Palmer wrote of the album " Winwood's impressive playing and arranging and utterly distinctive vocals make several of his collaborations with Mr. Jennings, especially the brooding Night Train, almost as memorable." [4 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written by Steve Winwood &
Will Jennings except where noted.
While You See a Chance" - 5:12 "Arc of a Diver" (Winwood,
Vivian Stanshall) - 5:28 "Second-Hand Woman" (Winwood, George Fleming) - 3:41
"Slowdown Sundown"- 5:27
"Spanish Dancer"- 5:58
"Night Train"- 7:51
"Dust" (Winwood, Fleming) - 6:20
2012 Deluxe reissue Disc Two
"Arc of a Diver" (Winwood, Vivian Stanshall)- 4:16 - Edited US Single Version
"Night Train"- 6:44 - Instrumental Version
"Spanish Dancer"- 6:13 - 2010 Version
"Arc of a Diver: The Steve Winwood Story"- 56:33 - Originally aired on BBC Radio 2
Production [ edit ]
Produced, Engineered & Mixed by Steve Winwood
Additional Engineering by John "Nobby" Clarke
Tracks 2 & 3 published by Fantasy Songs Ltd.-Warner Brothers Music
Track 7 published by Fantasy Songs Ltd.
All other tracks published by Fantasy Songs Ltd./Rondor Music-
Personnel [ edit ]
Steve Winwood – acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, bass, drums, percussion, drum machines, keyboards, synthesizers, organ, lead & backing vocals
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