Mr. Fantasy - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Art Rock
- Mono / Stereo
- Jimmy Miller
- Mr. Fantasy [Remaster]
This remastered version of the original mono U.K. release of MR. FANTASY also includes several single-only tracks. The stereo version of the album has been rereleased under its original U.S. title HEAVEN IS IN YOUR MIND.
Personnel: Dave Mason (vocals, guitar, sitar, tamboura, shakuhachi, Mellotron, bass guitar, tambourine); Steve Winwood (vocals, guitar, piano, harpsichord, organ, bass guitar, percussion); Chris Wood (vocals, flute, saxophone, organ, percussion); Jim Capaldi (vocals, drums, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Brian Hogg.
Recording information: Olympic Studios, London, England.
Arranger: Steve Winwood.
Rehearsed and written at a cottage in the Berkshire countryside, Traffic's debut was former child prodigy Steve Winwood's first foray into headier territory after a stint playing R&B-fueled rock & roll with the Spencer Davis Group. Rounded out by drummer Jim Capaldi and multi-instrumentalists Chris Wood and Dave Mason, MR. FANTASY included experimentation with vaudeville-inspired numbers ("Berkshire Poppies"), flamenco-flavored fantasy ("Dealer"), and sitar-drenched meditations ("Utterly Simple"). Winwood's inspired organ playing and soulful singing emerge on cuts like "Coloured Rain." In keeping with the band's unorthodox approach to composition and arrangement, "Giving To You" offers a funky groove sandwiched between tidbits of an overheard conversation about the relative merits of jazz.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Heaven Is in Your Mind
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Berkshire Poppies
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] House for Everyone
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] No Face, No Name, No Number
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Dear Mr. Fantasy
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Dealer
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Utterly Simple
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Coloured Rain
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Hope I Never Find Me There
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Giving to You
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Paper Sun - (single mix)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Giving to You - (single mix)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Hole in My Shoe - (single mix)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Smiling Phases - (single mix)
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush - (single mix)
- Universal Distribution
Q (2/00, p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...embodies the mores of hippy-era British rock....heavy on pastoral whimsy..."
Mojo (Publisher) (1/00, p.106) - "...a riot of trendy hippy-pop....shows that Traffic were capable of thoughtful, inventive and occasionally very beautiful music."
- 33m 54s
- Video Disabled
- Eddie Kramer
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