Steve Winwood (album)

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Steve Winwood
SteveWinwoodAlbum.jpg
Studio album by Steve Winwood
Released June 1977
Recorded 1976-1977
Genre Rock, Blue-eyed soul
Length 37:25
Label Island
Producer Steve Winwood, Chris Blackwell, Mark Miller Mundy
Steve Winwood chronology
Winwood
(1971)
Steve Winwood
(1977)
Arc of a Diver
(1980)

Steve Winwood is the debut studio solo album by blue-eyed soulster Steve Winwood. It was released three years after the break-up of Traffic. Though the album sold moderately well in the USA, it was a commercial disappointment compared to Traffic's recent albums, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard 200 album chart. In Winwood's home country the situation was reversed; while Traffic's recent albums had only been moderately successful in the UK, 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.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing and personnel[edit]

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

Side one
  1. "Hold On" 4:32
    • Steve Winwood – lead and backing vocals, electric piano, synthesizer, electric guitar, saxophone
    • Brother James – percussion
    • Willie Weeks – bass
    • Andy Newmark  – drums
  2. "Time Is Running Out" 6:30
    • Steve Winwood – lead and backing vocals, organ, electric piano, Clavinet, string synthesizer, electric and rhythm guitars
    • Nicole Winwood [credited as simply "Nicole"] – backing vocal
    • Jim Capaldi – percussion, backing vocal
    • Rebop Kwaku Baah  – congas
    • Willie Weeks – bass
    • Andy Newmark  – drums
  3. "Midland Maniac" (Winwood) 8:32
    • Steve Winwood – vocal, organ, acoustic piano, harmonium, harpsichord, electric and acoustic basses, drums, percussion, acoustic guitar
Side two
  1. "Vacant Chair" (Winwood, Viv Stanshall) 6:54
    • Steve Winwood – lead and backing vocals, organ, acoustic piano, synthesizer
    • Junior Marvin – guitar
    • John Susswell – drums
    • Alan Spenner – bass guitar
    • Brother James – percussion
  2. "Luck's In" 5:23
    • Steve Winwood – lead and backing vocals, electric guitar, electric piano, percussion
    • Rebop Kwaku Baah  – congas
    • Willie Weeks – bass
    • Andy Newmark  – drums
  3. "Let Me Make Something in Your Life" 5:33
    • Winwood – vocal, organ, acoustic piano, electric guitar
    • Willie Weeks – bass
    • Andy Newmark  – drums

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
The Billboard 200 22

References[edit]

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