Lost but not least! Steve Winwood – Talking Back To The Night (Island)
‘Talking Back To The Night’… Another of these things we couldn’t pass on as a matter of fact. Be it its original version courtesy of Steve Winwood or its cover version by the likes of Joe Cocker.
I guess I’ve been lucky enough to have my ears attracted by so many different sounds. Even tough this happened to be synonymous with countless sessions at record shops here or there in order to find the Holy Grail. And, by that, I’ll probably never thank enough those who brought my attention to so many different paths. Hence the name of this site!
A complete artist, Steve Winwood could sing and play instruments such as drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, violin and mandolin among others. Eventually embracing everything from Pop Rock to Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Blues Rock. Thus playing in various bands such as The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith And Co as under his own banner.
Ironically, ‘Talkin’ Back To The Night’, the title song of his 1982 album of the likes, never got a single release. This apart from an instrumental version as the flipside to the 1987 re-recorded version of ‘Valerie’ which is one of Steve Winwood‘s biggest classics ever. A cut soon after given a brilliant cover version by the late Joe Cocker on his ‘Sheffield Steal’ album released that same year. This while sharing the duties with Island label head/producer Chris Blackwell, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare (Sly & Robbie) and Wally Badarou…