Chronicles (Steve Winwood album)

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Chronicles
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Compilation album by Steve Winwood
Released 9 October 1987
Recorded 1977–1987
Genre Rock, blue-eyed soul, Pop
Length 54:55
Label Island
Producer Steve Winwood, Tom Lord-Alge
Steve Winwood chronology
Back in the High Life
(1986)
Chronicles
(1987)
Roll with It
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Chronicles is the first compilation album by Steve Winwood as a solo artist. The album contains some of his major hits up to this point and new remixes produced by Tom Lord-Alge, who had helped commercialize Winwood's sound on his previous album Back in the High Life. One track, "Valerie", was originally released as a single for Winwood's 1982 album, Talking Back to the Night. Despite the original single being a commercial flop, the remix of the song included in this album peaked at No. 9 on the US charts and No. 19 in the UK. The album peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 album chart[2] and No. 12 in the UK.

It was his last release with Island Records, before his departure to Virgin.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings, unless otherwise noted[3]

  1. "Wake Me Up On Judgment Day" 5:47 From the album Back in the High Life
  2. "While You See a Chance" 5:09 From the album Arc of a Diver
  3. "Vacant Chair" (Steve Winwood, Vivian Stanshall) 6:49 From the album Steve Winwood
  4. "Help Me Angel" (Remix) 4:57 Original version on Talking Back to the Night
  5. "My Love's Leavin'" (Steve Winwood, Vivian Stanshall) 5:19 From the album Back in the High Life
  6. "Valerie" (Remix) 4:05 Original version on Talking Back to the Night
  7. "Arc of a Diver" (Steve Winwood, Vivian Stanshall) 5:28 From the album Arc of a Diver
  8. "Higher Love" 5:47 From the album Back in the High Life
  9. "Spanish Dancer" 5:58 From the album Arc of a Diver
  10. "Talking Back to the Night" (Remix) 5:44 Original version on Talking Back to the Night

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeGagne, Mike (2011). "Chronicles – Steve Winwood | AllMusic". allmusic. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Billboard chart history". Rovi Corporation / Billboard. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "bibliographic record for Chronicles (Musical CD, 1990)". WorldCat. Dublin, OH, USA: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. OCLC 263436270. Retrieved 24 September 2011.