His last good one was under the Mudcrutch moniker in 2007, and that was actually very good, IMO. Mojo from 2010 is up there with one his worst like Let Me Up I've Had Enough from '87. Just terrible for his level of output. It's been a while for someone who had usually been dropping a new one every 3 years or so.
This new one coming out in July has me very intrigued, mostly from the idea the songs have been coming for a while (since 2011) and the snippets he's unveiled over on You Tube with a promo video. It sounds pretty diverse in terms of personality, but also interesting enough to be a possible classic from he and and the band.
What's more is, the Wildflowers lost tracks he's releasing as well, which has me giddy. That's their best album for me, and now 20 years later, after one of the best years for albums released in the history of music, he has 10 tracks or so that are worthy of releasing on top of the 15 great ones from those sessions where the reality of his divorce was underway? That's hard to believe considering how classic the Wildflowers album was and is.
I cannot wait to hear both. It's been a while since he released anything, but I don't mind waiting if what he's had buried is going to be as good as I think it is going to be.
Now if he'd only properly re-release Full Moon Fever, Into the Great Wide Open and Wildflowers, all on heavy vinyl like he offered up with the Mudcrutch album.
The tour kicks off this summer, with Winwood opening the shows again. One is at Fenway. Great bill.