Steve Winwood - Night Train
(links removed due to a Blogger take down - because you know, my ripping a couple of songs from a 30 year old piece of vinyl is bringing the music industry to it's knees...)
It is amazing to think that Steve Winwood's Arc of a Diver turns 30 this year. I used to love this record back in the day, mostly because it is full of synthesizer-y goodness. Steve proved he could get with the times and delivered some memorable tunes laced with the sounds of the day. The album was a big hit in the US - not so big in the UK. Back in the late '80s I unloaded my Winwood records - probably to buy beer. I have been jonesing for a hit of this record for a couple of weeks now, so I ran over to Cheapo's used records and scored a copy of it and it's follow-up Talking Back To The Night. Sweet. They sound as good as I remember, and the two tunes I share today are the big singles. While You See A Chance is all swoony organs and a big chorus couched in killer synth riffs, while Night Train is a dance floor mover - uptempo beats, rubbery bass and big guitars. Love it.