Singer-songwriter, legendary vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, mandolin player, producer, Grammy winner and BMI Icon Steve Winwood presents the 4LP collection Winwood: Greatest Hits Live, his first-ever live album as a solo artist. The material on Winwood: Greatest Hits Live comes sourced from Winwood's personal archives of live performances. With a 23-song tracklist handpicked by Winwood himself, it touches on his most beloved songs and offers fans a definitive musical portrait of his five-decade career.
"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," says Winwood. "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."
The package features rare, previously unreleased material touching on all aspects of Winwood's extensive catalog, including contemporary arrangements of the music he created with the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, and on his classic solo recordings. The collection channels R&B, Jazz, Funk, Folk, Classic Rock, Pop, and Afro-Caribbean & Brazilian rhythms, highlighting Winwood's unique ability to fuse multiple genres into a singular, cohesive musical expression. The record not only demonstrates Steve's mastery of the Hammond B3 Organ, but also showcases his remarkable guitar skills.
Featured songs include "Gimme Some Lovin'," "Back In The High Life Again," "Can't Find My Way Home," "Arc Of A Diver," "Higher Love," "Roll With It," "While You See A Chance," "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys," among many others.