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The Loop

Published: 2010/11/29

Steve Winwood Speaks

Steve Winwood released the above clip as part of his “Can’t Find My Way Home” cover contest, where he invited fans to submit their own version of the song.

After Bob Lesetz posted his own thoughts on the performance which he described as “ truly JAW-DROPPING!” a debate ensued amongst subscribers to his Lefesetz Letter as to whether the performance had been overdubbed.

Winwood himself recently chimed in as well, writing in part…

I’ve been watching with some degree of amusement the correspondence back and forth regarding the shooting and the recording of the solo acoustic version of “Can’t Find my way Home” which has recently been put up on YouTube in order to encourage a competition for young musicians. it’s interesting that this is stirred up such emotion and I’m really very flattered that people are so very concerned.

So this has now become a competition of a different sort, to decide who is right and who is wrong as to whether has been any manipulation of the recording or footage. Of course I have nothing to hide and no reason to lie as I’ve made several recordings using multi-track overdubbing and manipulation of audio, in fact “Arc of a Diver” is coming up for its 30th anniversary and of course that was all done using multi-track multi-take overdubbing techniques, and I don’t think it is cheating or wrong, and that these are just tools in the box with which to make recorded music…

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