Talking Back to the Night

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Talking Back to the Night
Talking Back to the Night.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 2, 1982
RecordedNovember 1981 — June 1982 at
Netherturkdonic Studios, Gloucestershire, England
GenreRock, blue-eyed soul, synthpop
Length40:38
LabelIsland
ProducerSteve Winwood
Steve Winwood chronology
Arc of a Diver
(1980)
Talking Back to the Night
(1982)
Back in the High Life
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[2]

Talking Back to the Night is the third solo studio album by English recording artist Steve Winwood. Released less than two years after the top 3 hit Arc of a Diver, it failed to see as much success as its predecessor, reaching #28 on the Billboard 200. "Valerie" was a minor hit in 1982, but when it was remixed and re-released in 1987 for Chronicles, the newer version of the song became a top 10 hit. The album tracks "Help Me Angel" and "Talking Back to the Night" were also remixed for Chronicles. The latter was then released for the first time as a single.

Winwood performed all of the instruments on this album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Valerie"4:05
2."Big Girls Walk Away"3:51
3."And I Go"4:12
4."While There's a Candle Burning"3:11
5."Still in the Game"4:51
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."It Was Happiness"4:58
7."Help Me Angel"5:06
8."Talking Back to the Night"5:44
9."There's a River"4:40
Total length:40:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Winwood – synthesizers, keyboards, organ, drum machines, guitars, lead and backing vocals, producer, composer, engineer
  • Nicole Winwood – additional backing vocals (tracks 2, 5)
  • John "Nobby" Clarke – assistant engineer
  • Lynn Goldstein – photography
  • Tony Wright – cover design

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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