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Roll with It is the fifth solo studio album by English blue-eyed soul artist Steve Winwood, released on 21 June 1988. It topped the album charts in the United States, and has sold over three million copies. The title cut topped the pop and rock singles charts. The success led the subsequent songs to serve as singles, "Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?" and "Holding On". "Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?" had been written by Winwood to be featured in an ad campaign for Michelob which began running on American television on the day of the Roll with It album's US release. Two other tracks from Roll with It: "Hearts on Fire" and "Put on Your Dancing Shoes", also achieved radio airplay.

Roll with It
Roll with It.jpg
Studio album by
Released21 June 1988[1]
Recorded1987-88
StudioWindmill Lane Studios (Dublin, Ireland);
McClear Place Studio (Toronto, Canada).
GenreRock, blues, pop, blue-eyed soul, adult contemporary
Length44:35
LabelVirgin
ProducerSteve Winwood, Tom Lord-Alge
Steve Winwood chronology
Chronicles
(1987)
Roll with It
(1988)
Refugees of the Heart
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Deseret News2.5/4 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[4]
The New York Times(Positive)[5]
People(Mixed)[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]

Contents

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings except where noted

  1. "Roll with It" (Winwood, Jennings, Holland-Dozier-Holland) – 5:20
  2. "Holding On" – 6:15
  3. "The Morning Side" – 5:14
  4. "Put on Your Dancing Shoes" – 5:11
  5. "Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?" – 6:54
  6. "Hearts on Fire" (Winwood, Jim Capaldi) – 5:15
  7. "One More Morning" – 4:58
  8. "Shining Song" – 5:28

PersonnelEdit

AccoladesEdit

Grammy AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1989
[8]
Roll with It Album of the Year[9] Nominated
"Roll with It" Record of the Year Nominated
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
Tom Lord-Alge (engineer) Best Engineered Album, Non Classical Won

BRIT AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1989
[10]
Roll with It Best British Album Nominated
Steve Winwood Best British Male Nominated

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[24] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Sweden (GLF)[25] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[27] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ Hunt, Dennis (19 June 1988). "Steve Winwood Is Still On a Roll With White Hot Soul". articles.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  5. ^ Holden, Stephen (17 July 1988). "RECORDINGS; Three Veteran Rock-and-Rollers Spin New Disks". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  6. ^ Novak, Ralph/ Hiltbrand, David (18 July 1988). "Picks and Pans Review: A Roll with It". people.com. Retrieved 10 October 2013.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
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  24. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Steve Winwood – Roll with It". Music Canada. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  25. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  26. ^ "British album certifications – Steve Winwood – Roll with It". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 October 2013. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Roll with It in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  27. ^ "American album certifications – Steve Winwood – Roll with It". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 10 October 2013. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.