The Best of the Spencer Davis Group [Island Masters]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Anyone who has suffered through Capitol Records' domestic Best of the Spencer Davis Group, and also doesn't want to spring for the double-CD import, should look to this 14-song collection from British Island Records. All of the best-known songs are here -- "I'm a Man," "Gimme Some Lovin'," "Every Little Bit Hurts," "Keep on Running," "When I Come Home," "This Hammer," etc. -- in loud, robust, and richly textured sound. The organ, piano, drums, and guitars fairly leap out at you, and Winwood's vocals never sounded better or closer than they do on this CD. The double CD is a better deal and sounds superior to this collection, but it also has a lot more dross on it. The real ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Anyone who has suffered through Capitol Records' domestic Best of the Spencer Davis Group, and also doesn't want to spring for the double-CD import, should look to this 14-song collection from British Island Records. All of the best-known songs are here -- "I'm a Man," "Gimme Some Lovin'," "Every Little Bit Hurts," "Keep on Running," "When I Come Home," "This Hammer," etc. -- in loud, robust, and richly textured sound. The organ, piano, drums, and guitars fairly leap out at you, and Winwood's vocals never sounded better or closer than they do on this CD. The double CD is a better deal and sounds superior to this collection, but it also has a lot more dross on it. The real crime is that there isn't a decent-sounding domestic best-of, but this one will do.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/2007
  • Label: Island Uk
  • UPC: 042284809221
  • Catalog Number: 848092
  • Sales rank: 46,609

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm a Man - Steve Winwood (2:56)
  2. 2 Gimme Some Lovin' - Steve Winwood (2:57)
  3. 3 Every Little Bit Hurts - Steve Winwood (3:32)
  4. 4 This Hammer - Steve Winwood (2:17)
  5. 5 Back into My Life Again - Steve Winwood (2:28)
  6. 6 Waltz for Lumumba - Steve Winwood (4:22)
  7. 7 Together Till the End of Time - Steve Winwood (2:53)
  8. 8 Keep on Running - Steve Winwood (2:46)
  9. 9 Trampoline - Steve Winwood (2:30)
  10. 10 When I Come Home - Steve Winwood (2:00)
  11. 11 Strong Love - Steve Winwood (2:16)
  12. 12 Somebody Help Me - Steve Winwood (2:05)
  13. 13 She Put the Hurt on Me - Steve Winwood (2:44)
  14. 14 Goodbye Stevie - Steve Winwood (2:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Spencer Davis Group Primary Artist
Spencer Davis Indexed Contributor, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Steve Winwood Organ, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Muff Winwood Bass Guitar
Pete York Drums
Technical Credits
Steve Winwood Arranger
Jackie Edwards Composer
Jimmy Miller Producer
Ed Cobb Composer
Harry Robinson Producer
Phil Smee Reissue Package
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