1. Steve Winwood is a living legend. Okay, that's a fairly bold statement to make, but ever since he started his musical career, his distinctive vocal style and casual almost intuitive keyboard playing has marked him out as something special. His formative teenage years, spent with the Spencer Davis Group, resulted in a number of all-time classic record releases, including the Number One hit "Keep On Running" with its distinctive intro, followed by another number one with "Somebody Help Me", and culminating in two more classic singles, "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm a Man".

  2. ANNOUNCER: Live, via satellite, from Hollywood and Nashville, it’s RockLine, the show where you interview the biggest stars in rock 'n' roll. Hello again, I'm Bob Coburn. Tonight, Rockline is an evening with Steve Winwood, so get your questions ready, and call us toll free in the US and Canada at 1(800) 344 ROCK; that’s 1(800) 344-7625; one number toll-free from anywhere in North America. Steve Winwood’s illustrious career in rock 'n' roll has included stints with the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith; all upper echelon bands. But to me, Steve’s biggest contribution to music is his soulfulness. He’s never forgotten his R&B roots; in fact, it’s an integral part of his music, andRefugees of the Heart, his new CD, bears that out. It’s a pleasure to welcome live from Nashville, Tennessee, Mr. Steve Winwood. Steve, good evening, and welcome.

  3. Refugees of the Heart represents the newest example of Steve Winwood's musical vision. The creative team from Roll With It returns in peak form, with Winwood at the producer's helm and Tom Lord Alge engineering the recording sessions in England and Nashville. Will Jennings co-writes 7 of the 8 tracks with Winwood, a creative relationship that goes back to Arc of a Diver. As on Roll With It, Winwood also collaborates with Traffic bandmate Jim Capaldi on one song, the album's rousing lead-off single "One and Only Man".

  4. Steve Winwood: It was a line from a song, which was a, uh - we actually wrote, part of the verse was actually a haiku, which is a Japanese form in a, a poetic form, and it was, "On the street, the refugees from a war that was lost in the heart." I think it just seemed to sum up a lot of the feeling of the album for us, you know? It just kind of - Refugees of the Heart, I mean, the whole haiku was obviously too much to use as the title, so we just condensed it to Refugees of the Heart. We just like it!