|1. Higher Love|
|2. Take It As It Comes|
|3. Freedom Overspill|
|4. Back In The High Life Again|
|5. The Finer Things|
|6. Wake Me Up On Judgement Day|
|7. Split Decision|
|8. My Love's Leavin'|
Its just too bad he hasn't kept with this style of song more often.
To me it sounds like Phil Collins, Cat Stevens and John Denver in a song by 0ne Artist Steve Winwood.
Great song but this style should have been done more often.
Listening to some of his other songs, you can't notice the same style.
He doesn't seem to capitalize on the true and great talent that he has.
While the album is remembered primarily for commercial successes such as Higher Love (featuring memorable backup vocals by Chaka Kahn) and Back in the High Life Again (featuring harmony vocals by James Taylor), it features eight songs of incredible quality. I might note that each track exceeds five minutes in length, so this album is not as short as it may appear. Take It As It Comes had real hit potential in my opinion. Wake Me Up on Judgment Day doesn't seem that memorable yet plays itself over and over in your mind after you hear it. Split Decision features some great guitar riffs, proving that Winwood can get down and rock a little when he wants to. The final track, My Love's Leavin', may well be the best song on the album, communicating both loss and hope in a way few artists can equal. You would be hard pressed to find a more impressive album from top to bottom than Steve Winwood's Back in the High Life.
every track on this album is perfect for just chillin out to, and the title track has got to be one of the best things to come out of the 80s easy rock, period. It flows nicely, very nicely.
Plus, the insert is hilarious. It has Steve with some woman and every scene show Winwood getting plastered in a scene reminiscent of an old Bruce Willis "Seagram's" ad. So slick, yet so chintzy.
But it's a plus.