Traffic

Walking in the Wind

Composed by Jim Capaldi / Steve Winwood

Song Review by

A fine song about aging, and more directly, a mid-life crisis, "Walking in the Wind" illustrates the confusion surrounding these events in clarity and style. The rock & roll lifestyle, fair-weather friends, and the like all are covered here. Musically, it is anchored by a fine funk/pop lick (on bass guitar and piano) before giving way to a truly glamorous chorus. One of Traffic's later-day classics.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
When the Eagle Flies 1974 Asylum 6:55
Smiling Phases 1991 Island 6:52
The Finer Things 1995 Island 6:53
Morning Side of Love, Vol. 2 2003
Various Artists
Irma Records 6:39
Gold 2005 Island 6:52
Revolutions: The Very Best of Steve Winwood 2010 Island / Wincraft Music 6:46