Steve Winwood (album)

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Steve Winwood
Studio album by Steve Winwood
Released June 1977
Recorded 1976-1977
Length 37:25
Label Island
Producer Steve Winwood, Chris Blackwell, Mark Miller Mundy
Steve Winwood chronology
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Steve Winwood is the debut solo studio album by blue-eyed soulster Steve Winwood. It was released in 1977, three years after the break-up of his former band, Traffic. Though the album sold moderately well in the US, it was a commercial disappointment compared to Traffic's recent albums, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard 200 album chart. In the UK, however, while Traffic's recent albums had only been moderately successful, Steve Winwood reached number 12 on The Official Charts.[1] Island Records launched two singles from the album, "Hold On" and "Time Is Running Out", both of which failed to make the charts.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]

Track listing and personnel[edit]

All tracks written by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi, except where noted.

Side one
1."Hold On" 4:32
2."Time is Running Out" 6:30
3."Midland Maniac"Winwood8:32
Side two
4."Vacant Chair"Winwood, Vivian Stanshall6:54
5."Luck's In" 5:23
6."Let Me Make Something in Your Life" 5:33
Total length:37:25

Production personnel[edit]

  • Steve Winwood – producer
  • Robert Ash – assistant engineer
  • Chris Blackwell – producer
  • Phill Brown – recording engineer
  • Fin Costello – photography
  • Ray Doyle – assistant engineer
  • Lee Hulko – mastering
  • James Hutcheson – cover design, paintings
  • Mark Miller Mundy – associate producer


Chart (1977) Peak
The Billboard 200 22


  1. ^ "Steve Winwood chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Steve Winwood - Steve Winwood | AllMusic". Retrieved 7 August 2011.