Spy in the House of Love (Winwood, Narada Michael Walden, E. Winwood, Jim Capaldi)
There was a time, you had it made Everything was going your way So many guys hanging on a string You just wanted to play Like a spy in the house of love Searching for a clue in the dark Spy in the house of love Someone put a spell on your heart Spy in the house of love Searching for a clue in the dark Spy in the house of love Someone's got a hold of your heart Spy, baby, in the house of love Spy, baby, in the house of love Out on the street, you were the queen Playing games with jokers and fools Then out of the night there comes the king Now he's changing the rules
Angel of Mercy (Winwood, Walden, E. Winwood, Capaldi)
Every little thing that can go wrong Don't you know I realize All the trouble that goes on so long Restoration of it seems so wise But when the hope and the love has gone You're the one the world is searching for Hold on for the way gets clear For your love, for our love That's what I'm saying Angel of mercy, Won't you stay with me, won't you stay with me? Take a little water to cool you down Reach out to your furthest dream If you find that you've been turned around Get back up and try again Though your future's not plain Your effort's not in vain For we are in need of Your sweet touch - please be near us When the sun turns to rain Then our loss can be gain If you could reach out Take my hand, yeah
Just Wanna Have Some Fun (Winwood, Walden)
Oh what a shambles has been my day I know I have to go to work but I wanna play Well, I'm lookin' at my watch and it's almost half past three And it's time for tea And I don't want nobody tellin' Trying to tell me What I have to do and what I have to be You know I just wanna have some fun Yeah now, come on and have a party Yeah, well, have some fun Let me tell you now All through the day the night's been on my mind Now I've got myself together, baby, and you're lookin' fine, so fine And I'm lookin' at my watch and it's almost half past eight Now then don't be late I don't want nobody tellin' Telling me and you Who we have to be or what we have to do I know you've got some lovin', it's something we can share We're gonna have a big night out, even if they say we ain't goin' nowhere I see you walkin' to my car, lookin' like something sweet to eat Girl, you're my brightest star. Come on now, let's get it. Let's get it. Everybody on the dance floor, everybody get up Everybody keep movin', let's have some fun
Let Your Love Come Down (Winwood, Walden, E. Winwood, Capaldi)
Some say I know, others say I don't That's alright now What I'm saying every day is that love will find a way That's no lie now When the road's getting tough and you think you've had enough Don't give up now Show the world how you feel, gonna let them know you're real Don't be shy now Let your love come down Let it flow now Just let it flow now, baby, yeah Let your love come down Come on and show me now Don't hold it back now Oh girl, you got to Let your love come down Let your love come down Let it all go now Let your love come down, baby Let your love come down Make sure that you're true in everything you do Don't you fake it And when you're caught in the heat and you think it's got you beat You can take it You got time on your side and this door is open wide You can make it (oh yes we can) It was there from the start, got the power in your heart Don't forsake it Give your heart, darling, every day Wear your love now, baby, don't hide away Roll it over, don't delay Let's start a new day
Real Love (Winwood, Walden, E. Winwood)
In my life there was emptiness Where I was going I couldn't guess Then one day into my life you came And from then on nothing seemed the same You gave me strength when I thought I could be wrong Hey now I know right here is where I belong - with your Real love to hold on to Real love to pull me through And I know with all my heart Here I'm gonna stay Here I'll always stay inside your real love You make things right with no uncertainty I know this kind of love will always be realized And I'm now quite sure that Real love is what we all are looking for Now I'm ready to be just what you want me to With you right her to guide me through - I need you Just to have a soul mate To make things right when all senses fail True love is a hard found thing Now I feel it and I need it always
Fill Me Up (Winwood, E. Winwood)
Thy will be done You came into my life You made it alright You showed me who I could be You gave me your vision Gave me inspiration You helped my eyes to see When I worked out what you had worked in me I found out how precious life can be, so Fill me up (Thy will be done) with your love Fill me up with your tenderness Fill me up with your love Fill me up and help me to grow There was a time when I was blind I had no faith, I had no pride, no I wasted lots of precious time Thinking of myself and my own mind Then you picked me up and revealed your love You shined your light on me and renewed my soul, so (Fill me up, fill me up) Bring your lovin' home to me (Fill me up, fill me up) Show me how love's supposed to be (Fill me up, fill me up) Bring your lovin' home to me (Fill me up, fill me up) Show me how love can grow Then you picked me up and revealed your love You shined your light on me and renewed my soul, so
Gotta Get Back to My Baby (Winwood, E. Winwood)
I had a drink, I saw a fight I glanced across the smoke filled room And I began to think of my baby I wonder what I'm doing here All on my own, it isn't clear I miss her smile, I miss her touch I know that I just have to see my baby I gotta get back, whoa, back to my baby Gotta get back, whoa, back to my baby I had to have a change of scene And rid my mind of everything The realization came to me The only place to be was with my baby I've gotta leave this place I'm in And get back to my love again I packed my bags and headed home It won't be long before I'm with my baby
Someone Like You (Winwood, Walden, E. Winwood)
I've tried to live my life alone Independence, freedom was my own But there was a loneliness I could not ignore I knew deep down I needed more In my life I needed a feeling Of a love to come over me I felt the truth and so I prayed for Someone like you to hold my hand Someone like you to understand Someone like you to stand by me All my life, yeah, all my life - someone like you I remember laying eyes on you After we spoke deep inside I knew I can feel the happiness your soul brings to me Your presence makes my world complete And I know you know what I'm feeling There's a love coming over me And it's true, what I've waited for, your sweet and precious love I felt there was an emptiness I didn't know what was missing I didn't know how to quench it You are the answer to all my prayers you are the one that I needed You are the one I believe in Oh, I believe in
Family Affair (Sylvester Stone)
It's a family affair .... One child grows up to be somebody that just loves to learn And another child grows up to be someone who needs concern Mother loves both of them, you see it's in the blood Father loves both of them, blood's thicker than the mud It's a family affair .... Newly-wed a year ago, still checkin' each other out Nobody wants to blow, nobody wants to be left out You can't leave cos your heart is there But you can't stay cos you been somewhere else You can't cry cos you look broke down But you cry anyway cos you're all broke down It's a family affair ... Na na na one family, na na na one love ...
Plenty Lovin' (Winwood, Walden)
Oh baby I had to think things through I never needed love when I was all by myself Now comes the time I know it's gotta be you Oh baby, now I need your help Ooh come on now baby I wanna give some special time to you now Cos ooh, when you touch me Got a feelin' I can't hide Now I know all I need is you You're my reason for stayin' alive I know that it's real, I feel it inside Come on now, let's not wait Gimme plenty lovin', Gimme plenty lovin' Gimme plenty lovin', every day, every night, come on, baby Oh baby, you know we'll be apart We gotta make up on love till I'll be with you again Thinking of you, the feeling in my heart let's start doin' what we do till thenp> Ooh, I'm hearin' what you say We gotta make the most of it for us now, baby Now we're together, I'll be holding you tonight Just can't stay any longer You're my only true soul mate The day's almost gone, but night is still ahead Come on now, don't hesitate
Lord of the Street (Winwood, Walden, E. Winwood, Capaldi)
When the night comes rollin' and the day is through Then I come strollin' down that avenue Baby, I got what no one can give you - all my lovin' All the guys wanna get down with you But there ain't no one that's got my rhythm 'Cause I'm the lord of the street, no one can compete with my love for you Said I'm the lord of the street, you got the kinda heat brings me close to you Oh, I can't get enough of it, let me dance for you When I start movin' you'll be dancing too You and I gonna rock together, our hearts are burning We'll take on all kinds of weather Girl, this night's gonna last forever The power to love someone up above is good to me He's got the kinda love the helps me to see
Steve Winwood: Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar and Guitar Solos on track 1. Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar on track 2, 10. Lead Vocal, Hammond Organ, Synth Sax Solo and Clavinet on track 3. Lead Guitar, Lead Vocal, Organ on track 4. Lead Vocal and Acoustic Piano on track 5. Lead Vocal and Acoustic Guitar on track 6. Lead Vocal, Clave, Additional keyboards on track 7. Lead Vocal on track 8. Lead Vocal, Acoustic Piano, and Percussion on track 9. Lead vocal, Acoustic piano, Hammond organ, Clavinet, and Rhythm Guitar on track 11. Horn Arrangement on track 7.
Narada Michael Walden: Keyboards, Bass, Live drums & Drum programming on track 1. B 3 Bass, Drum programming and percussion on track 2. Drum programming, bass, synth, keyboards & percussion on track 3. Bass, Organ, and Drum programming on track 4. Drum Programming, Keyboards, and Percussion on track 5. Drum Programming on track 6. Keyboards, Bass, Drum Programming, and Cymbals on track 8. Live Drums, Drum programming, Synth Bass, Keyboards, and Percussion on track 9. Keyboards on track 10. Live Drums, Drum programming, Synth, & Percussion on track 11.
Mike McEvoy: Additional Keyboards on track 1. Additional Keyboards and Voices on track 2 Synth vibes, Additional piano on track 4. Additional keyboards, bass on track 5. Keyboards, bass, drum programming, and dobro guitar on track 6. Keyboards, Drum & Bass programming, Synth Strings on track 8. Synth strings on track 10.
Jimi Fischer: Wah Wah Guitar on track 1. Additional drum programming on track 2. Additional bass and Additional guitar on track 4.
Greg “Gigi” Gonaway: Percussion on track 1. Midi drum assisting on track 11.
Tony Lindsey: Background Vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3, 9,11
Skyler Jett: Background Vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3, 9, 11
Nikita Germaine: Background Vocals on track 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 11
Tina Gibson: Background Vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11
Annie Stocking: Background Vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 11
Claytoven Richardson: Background Vocals on tracks 4, 8
Sandy Griffith: Background Vocals on tracks 4,8
Ruby Turner: Background Vocals on tracks 6, 7. Out Chorus on track 6
Simone Sauphanor: Background Vocals on tracks 6, 7
Eugenia Winwood: Background Vocals on track 6. Spoken Part on track 6
Jerry Hey: Live String Arrangement & Conductor on tracks 2, 5, 9. Horn Arrangement and Trumpet on tracks 3, 4
Nathan Rubin: Concert Master on track 2, 5, 9
Frank “Killer Bee” Martin: Keyboards & Programming on track 3, 4, 11. Keyboards, Programming, Bass on track 5.
Vernon “Ice” Black: Guitar on Track 3
Walfredo Reyes, Jr.: Percussion on tracks 3, 4, 11. Drums and percussion on track 7
Walfredo Reyes, Sr.: Timbales & Percussion on track 7
Daniel Reyes: Congas on track 7
Mark Russo: Sax on track 4
Wayne Wallace: Trombone on track 4
Rebecca Mauleon-Santana: Piano on Track 7. Horn arrangement on track 7.
Mark Van Wegeningen: Bass on track 7
Melecio Magdaluyo: Sax on track 7
Louis Fasman: Trumpet on track 7
Jeff Cressman: Trombone on track 7
Bill Ortiz: Trumpet on track 7
“Party People” on track 7: Tony Lindsay, Skyler Jett, Nikita Germaine, Tina Gibson, and Annie Stocking
Nile Rogers: Guitar on track 8
Myron Dove: Electric Bass on track 8
Lenny Kravitz: Guitar on track 4
Des’ree: Vocals on track 10
Gary Brown: Electric Bass on track 10
Jose Neto: Acoustic and Nylon Electric Guitar and Solo an track 10
Produced and arranged by Steve Winwood and Narada Michael Walden
Production Administrator: Tony Defranco
Production Co-Ordinators: Janice Lee, Cherise Miller, Shiloh Hobel, Kulan Kevin Walden
Recording and Mixing Engineer: Dave ‘Frazeman’ Frazer
Second Engineer: Mick Dolan
Studio Assistant at Netherturkdonic: Andy Davies
Midi and Asst Engineer: Jeff ‘G’ Gray (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 11)
Additional Engineers: Marc ‘Elvis’ Reyburn (Tracks 3, 9), Gary Tole (Track 9), Jim Labinski (Track 4)
Mastered by: Ted Jensen (Sterling Sound, NYC)
Recorded at: Netherturkdonic STUDIOS, England and Tarpan Studios, San Raphael, CA.
Track 9 recorded at: Le Crib, NYC
Track 4 recorded at: A & M Studios, Los Angeles, CA
"Family Affair" a Sly & the Family Stone cover – Tribute to late Bernard Edwards of Chic