Junction Seven

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Junction Seven
Junction Seven.jpg
Studio album by Steve Winwood
Released June 3, 1997
Genre Rock
Label Virgin
Producer Steve Winwood, Narada Michael Walden
Steve Winwood chronology
Refugees of the Heart
(1990)
Junction Seven
(1997)
About Time
(2003)

Junction Seven is Steve Winwood's seventh solo studio album and was released in June 1997. The album did not sell very well, breaking the Top 40 in the UK[1] but not the USA, and Winwood took a six-year break from making solo albums (returning in 2003 with About Time). This album was co-produced with Narada Michael Walden, while Winwood's wife Eugenia co-wrote several songs. Des'ree provided vocals on 'Plenty Lovin'.

Junction 7 is the nearest motorway junction to Winwood's childhood home, at Great Barr, Birmingham.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Spy in the House of Love" (Winwood, Narada Michael Walden, Jim Capaldi)
  2. "Angel of Mercy" (Winwood, Walden, Capaldi)
  3. "Just Wanna Have Some Fun" (Winwood, Walden)
  4. "Let Your Love Come Down" (Winwood, Walden, Eugenia Winwood, Capaldi)
  5. "Real Love" (Winwood, Walden, Eugenia Winwood)
  6. "Fill Me Up" (Winwood, Eugenia Winwood)
  7. "Gotta Get Back to My Baby" (Winwood, Eugenia Winwood)
  8. "Someone Like You" (Winwood, Walden, Eugenia Winwood)
  9. "Family Affair" (Sylvester Stewart)
  10. "Plenty Lovin'" (Winwood, Walden)
  11. "Lord of the Street" (Winwood, Walden, Capaldi)

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Winwood – vocals, rhythm guitar (1, 2, 10, 11), guitar solos (1), Hammond B-3 organ (3, 11), synth sax solo (3), clavinet (3, 11), lead guitar (4), organ (4), acoustic piano (5, 8, 11), acoustic guitar (6), claves (7), additional keyboards (7), horn arrangement (7), percussion (9)
  • Michael McEvoy – keyboards (1, 2, 5, 6, 8), synth vibes (4), acoustic piano (4), bass guitar (5, 6), dobro (6), drum programming (6, 8), bass programming (8), synth strings (8, 10)
  • Narada Michael Walden – bass guitar (1, 3, 8), drums (1, 9, 11), keyboards (1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10), drum programming (1-6, 8, 9, 11), percussion (2, 3, 5, 9, 11), Hammond B-3 bass (2), synthesizer (3, 11), organ (4), cymbals (8), synth bass (9)
  • Frank Martin – keyboards & programming (3, 4, 5, 11), bass (5)
  • Jimi Fischer – wah wah guitar (1), additional drum programming (2), bass guitar (4), guitar (4)
  • Vernon "Ice" Black – guitar (3)
  • Lenny Kravitz – guitar (4)
  • Nile Rodgers – guitar (8)
  • José Neto – acoustic & nylon electric guitars (10)
  • Gary Brown – bass guitar (6)
  • Marc Van Wageningen – bass guitar (7)
  • Myron Dove – bass guitar (8)
  • Greg "Gigi" Gonaway – percussion (1), MIDI drums (11)
  • Walfredo Reyes, Jr. – percussion (3, 4, 7, 11), drums (7)
  • Walfredo Reyes, Sr. – percussion & timbales (7)
  • Daniel Reyes – congas (7)
  • Jerry Hey – string arrangements & conductor (2, 5, 9), trumpet (3, 4), horn arrangement (3, 4)
  • Nathan Rubin – concertmaster (2, 5, 9)
  • Marc Russo – saxophone (3, 4)
  • Wayne Wallace – trombone (3, 4)
  • Rebeca Mauleón-Santana – acoustic piano (7), horn arrangement (7)
  • Melecio Magdaluyo – saxophone (7)
  • Louis Fasman – trumpet (7)
  • Bill Ortiz – trumpet (7)
  • Jeff Cressman – trombone (7)
  • Eugenia Winwood – spoken word (6)
  • Des'ree – vocals (10)
  • Background vocals – Tony Lindsey (1, 2, 3, 7, 9), Nikita Germaine (1-4, 7, 9, 11), Skyler Jett (1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 11), Tina Gibson (1-4, 7, 9, 11), Annie Stocking (1-4, 7, 9, 11), Claytoven Richardson (4, 8), Sandy Griffith (4, 8), Simone Sauphanor (6, 7), Ruby Turner (6, 7)
  • Party people (7) – Tony Lindsey, Nikita Germaine, Skyler Jett, Annie Stocking & Tina Gibson

Production[edit]

  • Produced & Arranged by Steve Winwood & Narada Michael Walden
  • Production Administrator – Tony DeFranco
  • Production Coordinators – Janice Lee, Cherice Miller, Shiloh Hobel & Kulan Kevin Walden.
  • Recorded & Mixed by David Frazer
  • Second Engineer – Mick Dolan
  • MIDI & Assistant Engineer on tracks 1-4, 7, 11 – Jeff Gray
  • Additional Engineers – Jim Labinski (4), Marc "Elvis" Reyburn (3, 9) & Gary Tole (9).
  • Recorded at Netherturkdonic Studios (Gloucestershire, England) & Tarpan Studios (San Raphael, CA).
  • Studio Assistant at Netherturkdonic Studios – Andy Davies
  • Track 4 recorded at Le Crib (New York, NY).
  • Track 9 recorded at A&M Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Mixed at Netherturkdonic Studios
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound (New York, NY).
  • Creative Director & Project Manager – Eugenia Winwood
  • Photography – Annie Leibovitz
  • Personal Assistant to Steve Winwood – Viv Phillips
  • Management – Mick Newton & Ron Weisner

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Winwood in the UK Charts, The Official Charts. Retrieved September 28, 2011.