Chastain, Atlanta: May 16, 1998, concert|
The official brochure
Junction Seven, Steve Winwood's new album, is named for the junction off the motorway en route to his Gloucestershire home. He lives there with his wife, Eugenia, who is project manager for the new album and co-writer of four of the 11 songs on the album.
"This was the first time we had written together," Winwood says. "We could work out the publishing cut in bed, perhaps."
His co-production partner on the album is Narada Michael Walden, with whom Winwood worked on an all-star tribute to Curtis Mayfield at the 1994 Grammy Awards. When Winwood started planning Junction 7, he invited Walden to England. They struck up an instant creative chemistry and wound up sharing writing credits on 8 tracks.
After Refugees of the Heart in 1990, Winwood took a break from his solo career to join up with former Traffic colleague and writing partner Jim Capaldi on Far From Home. The first new Traffic album in 20 years, it was backed by road work, including an appearance at the 25th anniversary Woodstock Festival and joining Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead on their final stadium tour of the United States.|
"Traffic is a great vehicle in which to do things I can't do on the solo stuff," Winwood says. And even though it's on the back burner for now, it's something he plans to work on again. "I love working with Jim, and whether it's writing or playing, he continues to inspire me," he says.
Roll With It
Refugees of the Heart
Far From Home
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