'Back in the High Life' is the fourth solo studio album by English rock musician Steve Winwood.
First released in 1986, it was a top ten hit on the album charts in the United States, peaking at #3, and has sold over five million copies.
The single "Higher Love" topped the singles chart and won the Grammy Award for "Record of the Year."
This was Winwood's last studio album with the label, Island Records after 20 years with the label. The album also features collaborations in backing vocals, featuring Chaka Khan in "Higher Love," and James Taylor in "Back in the High Life Again." It also features the Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh performing slide guitar and co-writing the track "Split Decision".