7-28595 Freedom Overspill
Produced by Russ Titelman and Steve Winwood
Released on August 1986
UK CHART POSITION #69 . . . US CHART POSITION #20 (charted Sep. 27, 1986 for 15 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
7-28595 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan
 

T he second of High Life’s bounty to spill over into listener’s laps, again adopting the wise approach of pulling the B side from previous works. (I say “wise” because there was no telling how many of High Life’s tracks had the potential to become singles on their own.) As with the songs of Peter Gabriel’s So, “Freedom Overspill” mixes soul, funk and pop into a tasty treat that suggests a slowed-down version of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.” The flip side, “Help Me Angel,” is the same as the version that appeared on Talking Back To The Night. In the UK, “Spanish Dancer” (from Arc) got the nod on the back side. Several versions of the A side (liberty mix, dub mix) exist. I believe the 4:09 version is edited; I'll confirm that later*. (*And without my even noticing it, later became now. Yes, it is an edited version. And now, onward to future laters.)

TRACK LISTING

    UK/GER 7-inch track listing
  1. FREEDOM OVERSPILL    (Steve Winwood/George Fleming/James Hooker)
  2. SPANISH DANCER    (Steve Winwood/Will Jennings)

    UK/GER/JPN 12-inch track listing
  3. FREEDOM OVERSPILL (LIBERTY MIX)    5:33
  4. FREEDOM OVERSPILL    (Steve Winwood/George Fleming/James Hooker)    4:09
  5. SPANISH DANCER    (Steve Winwood/Will Jennings)    5:56

    US/CAN 7-inch track listing
  6. FREEDOM OVERSPILL    (Steve Winwood/George Fleming/James Hooker)    4:09
  7. HELP ME ANGEL    (Steve Winwood/Will Jennings)    5:06

    US 12-inch track listing
  8. FREEDOM OVERSPILL (LIBERTY MIX)
  9. FREEDOM OVERSPILL (DUB)
  10. HIGHER LOVE (EXTENDED REMIX)
  11. HELP ME ANGEL

    US promotional 12-inch track listing
  12. FREEDOM OVERSPILL    (Steve Winwood/George Fleming/James Hooker)
  13. FREEDOM OVERSPILL (EDIT)    (Steve Winwood/George Fleming/James Hooker)

CREDITS

David Frank -- horn arrangement (1)

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK August 1986 Island 7" IS294 picture sleeve
UK August 1986 Island 12 12IS294  
US September 1986 Island 7" 7-28595 picture sleeve
US 1986 Island 12 20537  
US 1986 Island 12PRO 2562 unique cover
CAN September 1986 Island 7" 92 85957  
GER 1986 Island 7" 108454  
GER 1986 Island 12 608454  
JPN 1986 Island 12 R15D-2055 lyric insert

 

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