Friday, April 19, 2024

Hear Steve Winwood’s Gorgeous Vocal on Santana’s New Version of “Whiter Shade of Pale”


We all know “Whiter Shade of Pale,” Procol Harum’s classic 60s dirge. It’s been used in a million movies.

Now comes a new version sung by Steve Winwood, whose smokey voice has taken us from Traffic “Higher Love” with many highlights in between. This version is from Carlos Santana’s new album, “Blessings and Miracles,” out soon which we only know thanks to Jensen Communications. (The so called record label, BMG, sends nothing.)

“Whiter Shade” is the second release from “Blessings and Miracles” after “She’s Fire” with G Eazy and Diane Warren.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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