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Eight Gigs a Week: The Steve Winwood Years Extra tracks, Import

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1996 retrospective on Island featuring 51 classics by the'60s English rock group on two CDs in a double slimlinejewelcase stored inside a slipcase with a 24 page full colorbooklet with a bio on the band & numerous photos. Subtitled'The Steve Winwood Years', it showcases their best trackswith him from 1964-1966, including previously unreleasedlive versions of 'Kansas City' & 'Oh! Pretty Woman'.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Dimples
  2. I Can't Stand It
  3. Jump Back
  4. Here Right Now
  5. Searchin'
  6. Midnight Train
  7. It's Gonna Work Out Fine
  8. My Babe
  9. Kansas City
  10. Every Little Bit Hurts
  11. Sittin' & Thinkin'
  12. I'm Blue (Gong Gong Song)
  13. She Put The Hurt On Me
  14. I'll Drown In My Own Tears
  15. I'm Getting Better
  16. Goodbye Stevie
  17. Strong Love
  18. Georgia On My Mind
  19. It Hurts Me So
  20. Oh! Pretty Woman
  21. Look Away
  22. This Hammer
  23. Please Do Something
  24. Keep On Running
  25. Let Me Down Easy

Disc: 2

  1. Somebody Help Me
  2. Watch Your Step
  3. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
  4. Midnight Special
  5. When I Come Home
  6. High Time Baby
  7. Hey Darling
  8. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
  9. You Must Believe Me
  10. Trampoline
  11. Since I Met You Baby
  12. Mean Woman Blues
  13. Dust My Blues
  14. When A Man Loves A Woman
  15. Neighbour Neighbour
  16. On The Green Light
  17. Stevie's Blues
  18. Take This Hurt Off Me
  19. Stevie's Groove
  20. I Can't Get Enough Of It
  21. Waltz For Lumumba
  22. Together Till The End Of Time
  23. Gimme Some Lovin'
  24. Back Into My Life Again
  25. I'm A Man
  26. Blues In F


Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 25, 1996)
  • Imported ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: MSI:UNIVERSAL/POLYGRAM
  • ASIN: B00000740V
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,935 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Steven R. Seim on July 22, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The Spencer Davis Group may be the most underrated group in the British Invasion. The band had a tight, swinging sound, a nice balance between guitars and keyboards, and a tasty selection of musical influences - not to mention rock's greatest white-soul singer (Stevie Winwood). Their albums featured some of the best British blues and R&B, along with pop-rock to rival what the Beatles were doing at the same time (this was pre-"Sgt. Pepper," after all). Perhaps one day the SDG will finally get their due.
This collection tries to do just that. It contains all of the band's commercially released material from the essential Steve Winwood years, both album tracks and non-LP singles, along with several rare outtakes and live cuts. While that may sound like a lot for a casual fan, it amounts to only two highly listenable discs. Considering that this was a band that rivalled both the Beatles and the Stones as the best British Invasion band throughout the early to mid 1960s, this collection is essential listening for British rock fans.
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The great thing about this mono 2CD set is that it contains virtually everything by the Spencer Davis Group during Stevie Winwood's tenure with the band. When they re-launched in 1967 with Time Seller they were essentially a different band.

None of the three albums released during this period ever made it to CD, so much of the material is on CD here for the first time. The first album was Their First Album, the second was The Second Album and the third was... Autumn '66. Apart from some uncredited backing vocals from Millie on the Ikettes' I'm Blue and a similarly anonymous chorus on Garnett Mimms and the Enchanters' Look Away, everything you hear on the albums is pretty much the band themselves.

They had nine singles, with some throwaway but highly atmospheric and indispensable non-album B-sides, and a 1965 EP of exclusive material, all nicely gathered up here. There are also two previously unreleased live-in-the-studio tracks (Kansas City and Oh, Pretty Woman - this is the Albert King blues, not the Roy Orbison hit), and Stevie's Groove, a very mod-friendly Hammond organ instrumental knocked up in five minutes and only to be found on a rare German B-side (the A-side, an atypical traditional beer-drinking song sung in its native German at the request of the citizens of Hamburg, is the only release not to be included, apart from the US rework of Gimme Some Lovin'). Their contribution to the film Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush, an instrumental called Waltz To Caroline, turned up on an Island label "Best Of" in 1968, retitled Waltz To Lumumba, along with the Back Into My Life Again from their final Jimmy Miller sessions and unreleased because it was "too commercial" - well, this was the sixties.
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By A Customer on December 5, 2003
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I knew the basic story of TSDG and Steve Winwood, but like most, what I had actually heard was mostly limited to their two biggest US hits (Gimme Some Lovin' and I'm a Man) - and what great songs they are. But I've been on a "rediscover British Blues kick," and thought it long overdue that I hear the rest of their work. This is the one album to get, as it includes everything from the studio (and 2 live cuts) Winwood recorded with them.
I give it 5 stars not only because of the actual songs or performances, but because of the combination of factors: A) compelling, solidly crafted English Blues from its earlier years - sometimes understandably derivative, but with an honesty and charm all its own; B) the historical importance and interest both in terms of British Blues and Winwood's own development; C) a real sense of fun and discovery in hearing most of these songs for the first time, and realizing how good much of the material is - and since it is largely true to the blues and jazz roots they were tapping in to, the music is fairly timeless, and holds up today; D) it is refreshingly underproduced - but the Hammond organ brings a depth and richness that keeps it from seeming sparse.
The real revelation for me - this set contains the original British release of Gimme' Some Lovin' (not the U.S. version) - absent the piano, vocal, and percussion overdubs evident in the US release. As much as I love the version most are familiar with, by the third listen, I thought - "No, THIS is the definitive version." Winwood's vocals and organ just stand out so much more.
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This 2 cd anthology contains the complete Stevie Winwood recordings with the Spencer Davis Group. It also adds a couple of unreleased live tracks and some rare non-lp b-sides. The Spencer Davis Group was one of the best R&B groups of the British Invasion. Winwood's tenure in this group is overshadowed by his work in Traffic, Blind Faith and his solo career. But his talent is present even in these early recordings. Most feature his soulful vocals, his impressive organ playing and underrated guitar work. The contains his two biggest hits with the band "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm A Man". The band at this point was tight and played with real energy and feeling. This set contains many cover tunes like "Dimples", "Watch Your Step", and "Every Little Bit Hurts" which are energetic versions. These are contrasted with some burning slow blues and ballads like "I'll Drown In My Own Tears" or "When A Man Loves A Woman". It also contains more jam oriented material like "Stevie's Groove", "Stevie's Blues" and "Blues In F" which highlight the bands instrumental prowess. The latter tracks were sort of precursors to his great work in Traffic. Other notable cuts include singles like "Keep On Running", "Somebody Help Me", and "When I Come Home". This compilation is a welcome addition for fans of Steve Winwood or the British Invasion, and Hammond organ aficionados. Don't let the price deter you from purchasing this anthology, it is well worth the money to have all Winwood's tracks together on one set.
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