Saturday, October 26, 2013

"Arc of a Diver" by Steve Winwood

Song#:  0594
Date:  05/09/1981
Debut:  82
Peak:  48
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Pop, Rock

Pop Bits:  Winwood just had his first solo hit with the #7 "While You See a Chance," which was from his second LP "Arc of a Diver." This title-track follow-up couldn't quite reach the Top 40, but the album was already a success reaching #3 and going platinum.

ReduxReview:  If you've heard this album, it's pretty solid. But there is nothing on it as catchy as "While You See a Chance." The balance of the LP has good songs, but there's just not another real single among them. So releasing the title track was probably the best shot at a follow-up. It's a good tune that I like, but as a single it kind of sinks. It's a little too laid-back and there is nothing catchy to latch onto. So for me, good song, not a good single.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  The "Arc of a Diver" album was a true solo outing. Winwood wrote/co-wrote all the songs, played all the instruments, and produced/engineered the recording. He had build a studio on his farm in England and, for the most part, created this entire album on his own.


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