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Back2TheFuture
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Posted: 22 August 2015 at 10:23pm | IP Logged Quote Back2TheFuture

This is probably Steve Winwood's most under appreciated song. LP version runs 6:04, 45 version is listed to run 4:54. Does anyone know how to re-create the shorter 45 version or if it's even possible?

Edited by Back2TheFuture on 22 August 2015 at 10:24pm
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Posted: 23 August 2015 at 5:34am | IP Logged Quote AndrewChouffi

To the best of my knowledge, "Split Decision" was not a 45 in the USA.

It was only worked as an AOR emphasis track released on promo 12-inch [Island PRO-A-2540].

One side is LP Version, other side is edit listed at 4:54. Effectively, the third verse/chorus is edited out on the edit.

Amazingly good record.

Andy
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Posted: 23 August 2015 at 5:04pm | IP Logged Quote Back2TheFuture

Would you happen to know the times that were edited out to make the 45 edit so I can re-create it?

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Posted: 24 August 2015 at 8:52am | IP Logged Quote AndrewChouffi

It's hard to tell the exact edit point. Try editing out approx. 2:13 - 3:08 of the LP version. You'll get close.

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Posted: 26 February 2024 at 3:27pm | IP Logged Quote davidlg1971

Late to this thread, but the edit actually runs closer to 5:00, not the listed 4:54.

Also, if you're looking for a reference to recreate the edit, I posted my rip of the 12" single to Youtube a couple years ago:

Steve Winwood - Split Decision (Edit)
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Posted: 27 February 2024 at 5:12am | IP Logged Quote AndrewChouffi

Great record.

Would have loved to hear it on Top-40 radio.

Musically, it sounds clearly like an homage to The Band's
"Chest Fever".

I wonder if songwriter Robbie Robertson or organist Garth
Hudson felt honored (or dismayed).

Andy
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Posted: 27 February 2024 at 6:14am | IP Logged Quote Paul Haney

A personal favorite of mine. I gave it plenty of spins on my college station back in the day.
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