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Steve Winwood — Different Light
Album: About Time
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Released: 2005
Length: 6:33
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Different light
Searching for the truth I find
That I am running quite short of time
And I am no longer certain of my destiny

Different light
Things that I once thought were right
Are now reflected in a different light

And it seemed that I overlooked a part of me
I had overlooked a part of me
I was escaping my reality

Different light
Searching for the truth I find
Is that what I thought was peace of mind?
It was only me escaping my reality

I had overlooked a part of me
I was escaping my reality
I had questioned my philosophy
So that I can see the truth in me

Searching for the truth
I found out what I thought would be
Peace of mind
Things that should've stayed the same
Are prone to change
Now I've seen a little light

I had overlooked a part of me
I was escaping my reality
I have questioned my philosophy
So that I could see the truth in me
Different Light

I had overlooked a part of me
I was escaping my reality
And I have questioned my philosophy
So that I could see the truth in me
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I absolutely love this song and I wish it would get played again {#Cheesygrin}
physicsgenius wrote:
I remember this song being cheesy even in the 80s (and since I hadn't experienced much pop music then, it really shows how objectively cheesy this song is) but I forgot it was so long.
That's some memory ya got there. This album came out in 2003.
I remember this song being cheesy even in the 80s (and since I hadn't experienced much pop music then, it really shows how objectively cheesy this song is) but I forgot it was so long.
pretty weak for Winwood...
I got to see Steve not too long ago at the Chumash casino, I was very impressed to say the least. The ladies in front of me held their ears when he played Dear MR.Fantasy and other songs that rocked! He was great!
thewiseking wrote:
yawn. more cliched easy listening for boomers.
Do you have any cliched easy listening for your generation? If not, I guarantee you you will miss it when you become boomer-aged. Most of you will not be still wanting to listen exclusively (or maybe at all) to the noisy aggressive stuff you may like today. You'll be musicless, or have to go adopt some of the stuff you sneer at today.
As far as blue-eyed soul ... Steve is probably the best at it However I agree with the other comments here that he has never hit the pinnacle on being a Major presence in music.... mind you his talent is huge and we forget that he was a teenager when he was playing (and singing) in Traffic He is phenomenal talent that always puts out good stuff... but never ground breaking stuff This tune does have a great funk to it though the guitar is punchy and works well with the drums.
Ando wrote:
Love the organ.
ME TOO... :cool:
pinto wrote:
Traffic used to be everybody's second favorite band back in the late 60's / early 70's, but eveything Mr. Winwood has released since then has been mediocre at best, imho. But we've kept giving him a chance every time he comes out with something new because we really want him to recreate the magic. We really do. But it never happens...
I 100% AGREE!
pinto wrote:
Traffic used to be everybody's second favorite band back in the late 60's / early 70's, but eveything Mr. Winwood has released since then has been mediocre at best, imho. But we've kept giving him a chance every time he comes out with something new because we really want him to recreate the magic. We really do. But it never happens...
Kind of agree - shame cos he's got such a super soulful voice
Traffic used to be everybody's second favorite band back in the late 60's / early 70's, but eveything Mr. Winwood has released since then has been mediocre at best, imho. But we've kept giving him a chance every time he comes out with something new because we really want him to recreate the magic. We really do. But it never happens...
Kind of a yawner.
Al_Koholic wrote:
Have always loved anything that Steve does-haven't heard anything else off of this album but like it.
I bought the CD and thought the rest of it was pretty weak. I got tired of this track pretty quick and the CD went bye-bye shortly thereafter.
I'd rather be stuck in Traffic...
God, I hate Steve Winwood. All I can hear is Roll with it Baby...
I had it at 2. Then the bridge began, and I lowered it to 1. Welcome, Mr. Winwood, to the Shawn Mullins section.
Weak, very weak.
yawn. more cliched easy listening for boomers.
Nuance wrote:
My favorite part is that double tap on the open hi-hat... That's about it!
LOL! Nice drumming (and yes, the organ too).
Love the organ.
davie70 wrote:
Now if you want a really good song from the same gig check out Sylvia. You may have to listen to it more than once but it's worth it. It's long and languid and very hypnotic.
Sounds like a good wine. I like it already. ;-) Likeable tune from Mr. Winwood that (I think) helped shape a number of follow-up artists for many years (e.g. Tanita Tikaram "Twist in My Sobriety").
My favorite part is that double tap on the open hi-hat... That's about it!
Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
Does anyone know, is this physicsnongenius like 6 or what?
Don't you know that to be the loud and critical guy makes everyone think you're the perceptive, genius guy? Oh... wait.
physicsgenius wrote:
Steve Winwood? lololol A 1
Does anyone know, is this physicsnongenius like 6 or what?
I just wish you had a number lower than 1. Why does someone with a voice like his try to sing? The organ doesn't help much, other than being a distraction.
I think I just heard one awesome segue, Gigi (Gud Fella) to this song.
Wisespeke wrote:
I still crank this up whenever it's played...this song has never received any playtme on the radio here in the NE of England. Guess I'll have to buy. Cal
You HAVE to crank it up, because if you don't, all you hear is a keyboard whining "WHEE-ee-err WHEE-ee-err" for about twenty minutes. I do loves me some eclectic rock, but sometimes at work, I think I'm really about to turn over to "the best light rock of the 70's, 80's and today!"
Have always loved anything that Steve does-haven't heard anything else off of this album but like it.
In all the live shows I've seen in my years, Steve Winwood was by far one of the top 5 - Probably 3rd, next to Prince and Dolly Parton. He had the entire arena up and dancing - it was amazing. Great show - if you ever get a chance to see him, GO!
Now if you want a really good song from the same gig check out Sylvia. You may have to listen to it more than once but it's worth it. It's long and languid and very hypnotic.
Smooth as a smooth thing being very smooth on a smooth surface
Steve Winwood? lololol A 1
Go Stevie... An 8.
Steve Winwood is always welcome in my ears...
This song is great, as was his old stuff, as was his 80's stuff. I've added it to the wish list and can't wait to add it to the road trip pile. The lyrics and emtions contained in Back in the HIgh Life were great, even if you don't like the synths.
sici wrote:
Oh, please don't play Back in the High Life!! I liked some stuff from Arc of a Diver, but after that... Traffic is great! This song is really good to hear too.
Lighten the hell up!! 80's music is the bomb diggity
I still crank this up whenever it's played...this song has never received any playtme on the radio here in the NE of England. Guess I'll have to buy. Cal
wxman wrote:
Good song and I like his new stuff, but his 80's stuff was good as well. I don't know what all the hoopla is about. How bout a little "Back in the High Life"?
Oh, please don't play Back in the High Life!! I liked some stuff from Arc of a Diver, but after that... Traffic is great! This song is really good to hear too.
wxman wrote:
Good song and I like his new stuff, but his 80's stuff was good as well. I don't know what all the hoopla is about. How bout a little "Back in the High Life"?
Do you want George Harrison's "Set on you" as well? Something went horribly wrong back then, and I think they call it the 80s.
toastee wrote:
it's amazing how diverse taste can be...I was just going to comment on how great the organ sounds, and that with this release it seems like steve was getting back to some good writing...seemingly less concerned with "the charts."
That's how I felt the first time I heard the CD. I still feel the same way, 20 listenings later!
Platypus wrote:
i couldnt agree more! it's truly amazing how someone can think that a B3 sounds "cheezy". that's a new one to me. i guess they would prefer Steve to go back to his hollow 80s synth sound. yeeeh.
Good song and I like his new stuff, but his 80's stuff was good as well. I don't know what all the hoopla is about. How bout a little "Back in the High Life"?
toastee wrote:
it's amazing how diverse taste can be...I was just going to comment on how great the organ sounds, and that with this release it seems like steve was getting back to some good writing...seemingly less concerned with "the charts."
i couldnt agree more! it's truly amazing how someone can think that a B3 sounds "cheezy". that's a new one to me. i guess they would prefer Steve to go back to his hollow 80s synth sound. yeeeh.
toastee wrote:
it's amazing how diverse taste can be...I was just going to comment on how great the organ sounds, and that with this release it seems like steve was getting back to some good writing...seemingly less concerned with "the charts."
AMEN.
mrtyler wrote:
God, i hate this song. Cheezy organ work, an overall "smooth jazz" feel, and every line rhymes with "me". It makes me nauseous.
it's amazing how diverse taste can be...I was just going to comment on how great the organ sounds, and that with this release it seems like steve was getting back to some good writing...seemingly less concerned with "the charts."
Hammond Rules
God, i hate this song. Cheezy organ work, an overall "smooth jazz" feel, and every line rhymes with "me". It makes me nauseous.
Kinda like a cool refreshing breeze from Stevie.
Ah, Stevie! It's amazing how like this the last song (Ganja Girl) was. Same key, same rhythem, and I believe it was even in the same time. Not to insult Steve, but I'd like to hear them layered, just for fun.
So nice. Some folks try so hard to make eclectic rock and sound intelligent, while "Little Stevie Winwood" has always succeeded, seemingly without effort.
eddief wrote:
Sure beats some of that Velveeta he put out in the late 80's and 90's.
Platypus wrote:
the 80s cheese factor has been removed.
I enjoy all the ages of Stevie Winwood - Spencer Davis group, Traffic, Blind Faith, 80's and 90's solo stuff. And this new stuff too. He has a golden touch. Bill made kind of a theme of that organ sound, by following this song with Booker T and the MG's. Nice :-)
eddief wrote:
When I first heard this one on our public radio station here a few weeks ago, I thought it was some old Traffic tune I had never heard. I was very surprised to hear this is actually new stuff from him. I like it, especially the Hammond B-3 sound. Sure beats some of that Velveeta he put out in the late 80's and 90's.
It's got that old hammond? organ type sound which made me think it was some old Traffic as well. :cool:
This is all right...it actually sounds a lot like Fine Young Cannibals...I thought at first it was Roland Gift.
Platypus wrote:
same thoughts here. this new stuff rocks. nice warm, cozy sound. the 80s cheese factor has been removed, and Steve seems to have gotten back to some excellent songcraft.
Word. :D
eddief wrote:
When I first heard this one on our public radio station here a few weeks ago, I thought it was some old Traffic tune I had never heard. I was very surprised to hear this is actually new stuff from him. I like it, especially the Hammond B-3 sound. Sure beats some of that Velveeta he put out in the late 80's and 90's.
same thoughts here. this new stuff rocks. nice warm, cozy sound. the 80s cheese factor has been removed, and Steve seems to have gotten back to some excellent songcraft.
Great sound! Nice to hear Steve back to jammin'!
eddief wrote:
When I first heard this one on our public radio station here a few weeks ago, I thought it was some old Traffic tune I had never heard. I was very surprised to hear this is actually new stuff from him. I like it, especially the Hammond B-3 sound. Sure beats some of that Velveeta he put out in the late 80's and 90's.
Well I thought it was old too, but I know all his stuff (I have that 80s and 90s crap that you do not like) so I knew it was new. I like his 'return to his roots' sound if that is what you can call it.
Cool... sounds a bit like Clapton too... great keys...
This is GREAT! Good to hear Stevie again. But it sounds different...like his voice is deeper and more husky. Might be the production quality, but the "brightness" is definitely gone. But for a voice like his, it's almost better...more....smoky, if that makes any sense.
When I first heard this one on our public radio station here a few weeks ago, I thought it was some old Traffic tune I had never heard. I was very surprised to hear this is actually new stuff from him. I like it, especially the old Hammond B-3 sound. Sure beats some of that Velveeta he put out in the late 80's and 90's.