Listen: Steve Winwood ‘Greatest Hits Live’

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Steve Winwood has announced the September 1 release of Winwood: Greatest Hits Live, sourced from his personal archives of live performances. The 23-song track list was handpicked by the artist and features his best-loved songs. Greatest Hits Live is Winwood’s first live release as a solo artist, spanning his five-decade career.

The expanded gatefold package, available as a 2-CD or 4-LP set features rare, previously unreleased material touching on all aspects of his extensive catalog, including contemporary arrangements of the music he created with the Spencer Davis Group (“I’m a Man,” “Gimme Some Lovin”), Traffic (“Low Spark of High Heeled Boys,” “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” among many others, Blind Faith (“Can’t Find My Way Home”), and his solo recordings (“While You See a Chance,” “Roll With It”). The collection channels R&B, jazz, funk, classic rock, pop, and folk. (Full track listing is below.)

Greatest Hits Live is available now for pre-order on CD and vinyl. on Wincraft Records. Each vinyl set includes a digital download card.

On August 25, Winwood released his performance of “Higher Love”

Watch Winwood perform “Back in the High Life Again,” from the album


“Back In The High Life Again” from Greatest Hits Live, available September 1st. Pre-order now on Apple Music and get three tracks as instant downloads:

Posted by Steve Winwood on Friday, August 11, 2017


Of the collection, Winwood says: “I’m excited about the release because I have recorded every show for many years and so it evoked many memories of the performances and reactions from the fans over the years who have supported me. I suppose it is sort of a tribute to the band members and crew I’ve been fortunate to have with me on the road. The songs were chosen for being the ones most recognized throughout my career which have left an impression and so I hope the record will be a souvenir that brings to mind happy memories of a good time experienced at one of my shows.”

Listen to “Can’t Find My Way Home” from the collection

Winwood returns to the U.S. in September (see below). Tickets for many of his U.S. shows are available here and via our re-sale partner, Ticket Network.

On July 20, Winwood shared “Empty Pages”

Related: Our report on opening night of his spring U.S. tour

Greatest Hits Live Track List
1. I’m A Man
2. Them Changes
3. Fly
4. Can’t Find My Way Home
5. Had To Cry Today
6. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
7. Empty Pages
8. Back In The High Life Again
9. Higher Love
10. Dear Mr. Fantasy
11. Gimme Some Lovin
1. Rainmaker
2. Pearly Queen
3. Glad
4. Why Can’t We Live Together
5. 40,000 Headmen
6. Walking In The Wind
7. Medicated Goo
8. John Barleycorn
9. While You See A Chance
10 Arc Of A Diver
11 Freedom Overspill
12 Roll With It


Steve Winwood 2017 Tour Dates:

Sept 01 – Santa Ynez, CA – Chumash Casino
Sept 02 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino
Sept 03 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theatre
Sept 05 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
Sept 06 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Sept 08 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste Michelle Winery
Sept 09 – Goldendale, WA – Maryhill Winery
Sept 11 – Santa Rosa, CA – Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Sept 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (w/ Mavis Staples)
Sept 14 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
Sept 16 – Denver, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Sept 17 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Sept 19 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
Sept 20 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Sept 21 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Sept 23 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre (Laid Back Festival)
Sept 24 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Amphitheatre (Laid Back Festival)

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