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Arc Of A Diver [CD]

Steve Winwood Audio CD
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Winwood was just a teenager when he rocketed into the international spotlight as the prodigious singer of the Spencer Davis Group (which also featured his brother Muff on bass). The blues and R&B-influenced rock of “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man” stood among the leading hits at the peak of the British Invasion, Winwood’s singing drawing ... Read more in Amazon's Steve Winwood Store

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  • Audio CD (19 Jan 1987)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B000001FSY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,413 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. Second-Hand Woman (Album Version) 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. Night Train 7:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Dust 6:210.99  Buy MP3 


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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful
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Arc of a diver was Steve Winwood's second solo offering after his eponmynous debut. Moving well away from his earlier work with Traffic, Blind Faith and the Spencer Davis Group, Arc of a Diver has a very early 80's feel to it, with 'electronics' in abundance, though its no less impressive because of that. The album kicks off with a real tour de force "While you see a chance" is a rousing number that was the obvious single from the album. In a sense its almost a 1980's form of gimme some lovin...catchy melody, memorable lyrics and very effective use of keyboards (indeed, Winwood plays virtually all the instruments himself on this album). Second hand woman and the title track Arc of a Diver are fairly mediocre, but "slowdown sundown" and "Dust" though in a similar vein are appreciably better, showcasing Winwoods soulfull vocals well. That leaves us with "Spanish Dancer" and "Night Train", alongside "While you see a chance", the stand out tracks on this album. Curiously both of these songs are best listened to at night. Night train when you're on the road...its the one track which showcases Winwood's vastly underated guitar work...and moves alongs brilliantly the faster your going. I first heard Spanish Dancer in a record shop some 20 years ago and it immediately made me stop in my tracks...it still has that effect. The sound is atmospheric and very underwater...there is something very marine about it, and comes closet to matching the albums catchyly designed cover...its a track that can certainly get you in the mood! yet its not romantic as such more mysterious. Of Steve Winwood's solo efforts this was probably the best....
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant album from the 1970's 25 Jun 2014
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superb album originally owned on cassette by the wife. Now middle aged she wants to relive her youth and so is updating her music collection !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Winwood the musician.............. 30 Nov 2013
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I went back in time to buy this, as i loved all his early stuff with Spencer Davis. But I'm a blues fan, and wasn't sure how he'd find his way in the wider world of music. This CD is good stuff, but in my heart of hearts I still prefer his bluesy rock, as seen when playing more recently with Clapton, another one who floundered, in my opinion, before returning to his roots. don't get me wrong, though: this is a strong CD and well worth a listen. Eight out of ten.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Shape of things to come 12 Sep 2013
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Nothing like as good as 'High Life' or 'Roll with it' but an interesting hint of what was to come in future recordings.Needs to be listened to several times to get into it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Album 16 July 2014
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Even better than back in the High life. But not much
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ARC OF A DIVER 20 Jun 2009
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Steve Winwood will be one of those performers who will last forever. His talents stretch from Spencer Davis Blind Faith. This CD is full of excellent tracts and should be on everyones CD rack. I have the original Vinyl and would not miss having CD as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Old Favourite Revisited 4 July 2009
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I bought this CD to replace an old vinyl album. It was great to hear some old favourites again - keeps me company in the car where no-one else can hear me sing along! Good mix of Steve Winwood classic styles
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Self-Produced Effort 3 July 2013
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Having been fortunate enough to catch Steve Winwood recently on his current tour (a live experience I strongly recommend), I opted to pick up a couple of remasters of some solo albums I didn't previously own on original vinyl. First released on new year's eve 1980, this was Steve Winwood's second solo venture after his 1977 debut and is in the true sense a real "solo" album in that everything you hear was performed by Winwood. Recorded at his private studio in Gloucestershire, the album is a considerable stylistic departure from much of Winwood's output from the prior decade: marked by an abundance of electronic instrumentation, the release is characterised by a contemporary aesthetic which continued through to the 1982 follow-up "Talking Back to the Night." Winwood's soulful organ playing and distinctive reedy synth leads are prominent sounds within the work. All content considered I found this a strong album musically, personal favourites being the synth-driven hit "While You See A Chance" which peaked in the top 10; the up-tempo "Second-Hand Woman", which boasts a great funky bass-line; and :Spanish Dancer." If you too find this album to your satisfaction, I strongly recommend additional purchase of it's successor "Talking Back to the Night" (my original Japanese LP of which is fortunately still in fine fettle and plays perfectly, a great edition for the vinyl enthusiasts among us): a 1982 album which continued in this style and aesthetic, in my opinion slightly exceeding "Arc of a Diver" somewhat in that I found a greater proportion of it more instantly memorable. Having said that, they're both excellent albums, and if you like one I'd be very surprised if you didn't like the other. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album
I had this album on tape and felt that as it's the 21st century I should also have it on cd - I'm glad I did as I can listen to it all the time now, excellent album.
Published 15 months ago by Maggie Sharp
5.0 out of 5 stars Effortlessly
Brilliant album from start to
Finnish 'all killer ,no filler' as the phrase goes
Stevie has one of those voices that burrows
Through your skin and embeds in... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Chasforb
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ...
This is one of my favourite albums so great to now have it on my Kindle. A Winwood Classic indeed.
Published 17 months ago by Susan Stead
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have rock album.
If you're into Rock Music and you don't already have this album, then you should buy it immediately. Read more
Published 19 months ago by DaveC
5.0 out of 5 stars My LP is worn out so I need a new copy
But I went with the CD. I've played this album regularly since it came out oh so long ago, the CD is fine not split by any needless bonus tracks, unreleased (because they weren't... Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2012 by Paul
2.0 out of 5 stars Tracks
Purchased this on vinyl years ago and decided to update the collection! Disappointed that all the tracks I expected were not on the CD.
Published on 7 Oct 2011 by Mermaid
5.0 out of 5 stars Great present
My husband had this on vinyl many years ago and was very pleased to get this for his birthday - one happy man!!
Published on 29 Aug 2011 by bookworm
3.0 out of 5 stars times remembered
a great album that evokes memories of the 80's - some great tracks music to drive to (eg Night Train)
Published on 18 Nov 2010 by ianp
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