He already had Hall of Fame bona fides as one of the penultimate “band guys” in the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, and Blind Faith, and through the Seventies and early Eighties Steve Winwood had released occasional solo albums, all critically received if not hugely popular. But that last part changed in a big way with the June 1986 release of Back in the High Life , which saw Steve’s blue-eyed soul voice, organ, and guitar mated beautifully with co-writer Will Jennings on multi-platinum hits “Higher Love”,’Freedom Overspill”,”The Finer Things”, and “Back in the High Life Again“. Steve Winwood joins me here In the Studio the week of June14 to mark the album’s thirty-fifth anniversary. –Redbeard