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Island Records released the definitive career retrospective of one of the all-time greats of the UK music scene on June 7th, 2010.  Entitled “Revolutions – The Very Best Of Steve Winwood”, it is a portrait of one of the most influential British musicians in rock history; a singer-songwriter, peerless vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player. 

With tracklistings selected from Steve's five decade career, “Revolutions: The Very Best Of Steve Winwood” will be available in two high quality formats: a single CD for the casual fan and a four CD deluxe box set including 60 page book for the connoisseur, with sleevenotes by writer Dylan Jones.  

A child prodigy, Winwood first performed live on stage at the tender age of 8 in his father’s trad jazz band, and joined the Spencer Davis Group at 14.  His stunning vocal style was compared to Ray Charles.  He left Spencer Davis to form Traffic then later teamed up with Eric Clapton in Blind Faith at the tail-end of the Sixties.  Arguably his biggest successes came with his solo work from the Seventies on.  

In his teens Winwood played in pick-up bands for touring blues legends including Muddy Waters, BB King, Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker and Bo Diddley.

In a career lasting nearly 50 years he has sold over 50 million albums and several of his songs have  become standards, notably ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ (memorably covered in The Blues Brothers film), ‘Keep On Running’,  ‘Valerie’, ‘The Low Spark Of The High Heeled Boys’ and ‘Higher Love’.

He has been awarded multiple Grammy awards – for ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ and ‘Higher Love’ (a US no 1 in ’86)

In 2008 Rolling Stone ranked him no 33 in the 100 Best Singers Of All Time.

Throughout his career, Steve Winwood has remained an in-demand session player, and has contributed to landmark albums by a huge array of artists including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joe Cocker, Lou Reed, George Harrison, Toots & The Maytals, Marianne Faithfull, John Martyn, David Gilmour, Tina Turner,  Billy Joel, James Brown, Etta James, Talk Talk,  Paul Weller, and Christina Aguilera among many others.

Steve Winwood is currently preparing for a World Tour with Eric Clapton.  UK shows will be: Birmingham NEC (May 18th), and two Wembley Arena shows (May 20, 21).

“Revolutions: The Very Best Of Steve Winwood” full UK tracklistings are below:

 

“Revolutions: The Very Best Of Steve Winwood” – Single CD

 

Keep On Running

Somebody Help Me

Gimme Some Lovin’

I’m A Man

Forty Thousand Headmen

Paper Sun

No Face, No Name, No Number

Dear Mr Fantasy

Can’t Find My Way Home

While You See A Chance

Valerie

Spanish Dancer 

Higher Love

Back In The High Life

Roll With It

Dirty City

 

“Revolutions: The Very Best Of Steve Winwood” – 4 CD Box Set 

 

CD 1 

 

Keep On Running

Somebody Help Me

Gimme Some Lovin’

I'm A Man

Paper Sun

Coloured Rain

No Face No Name No Number

Heaven Is in Your Mind

Smiling Phases

Dear Mr Fantasy

Pearly Queen

Forty Thousand Headmen

No Time To Live

Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring

Shanghai Noodle Factory

Medicated Goo

Withering Tree

Well Alright

Can't Find My Way Home

Presence Of The Lord

 

CD 2 

 

Stranger To Himself

John Barleycorn (Must Die)

Glad

Freedom Rider

Empty Pages

The Low Spark Of The High-Heeled Boys

Rainmaker

Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory

Something New

Walking In The Wind

When The Eagle Flies

Mozambique

 

CD 3 

 

Vacant Chair

While you See A Chance

Arc Of A Diver

Spanish Dancer

Night Train

Valerie

Higher Love

Freedom Overspill

Back In The High Life Again

Don't You Know What the Night Can Do

Spy In the House Of Love

Different Light

Dirty City

 

CD 4 

 

This Hammer

Waltz For Lumumba

When I Come Home

Love

In The Light Of Day

There's A River

Hold On

The Morning Side

Far From Home

Holy Ground

State Of Grace

Why Can't We Live Together

Domingo Morning

 

 

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