Traffic - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Art Rock
- Mono / Stereo
- Jimmy Miller
- Traffic [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster]
Traffic: Dave Mason (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica); Steve Winwood (vocals, guitar, piano, harpsichord, organ, bass); Jim Capldi (vocals, drums, percussion); Chris Wood (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, bass, percussion, bells).
Engineers: Glyn Johns, Eddie Kramer, Brian Humphries.
Originally released on Island (9081).
Personnel: Dave Mason (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, organ, bass guitar, drums); Steve Winwood (vocals, guitar, piano, harpsichord, organ, bass guitar); Jim Capaldi (vocals, drums, percussion); Chris Wood (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, drums, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Jimmy Miller .
Photographer: Richard Polak.
On their second album, the cottage dwellers from Berkshire refined their hippie pop into a looser and vastly more mature work: evocative tales of nonsense in the beautiful "40,000 Headmen," joyful malarkey with Mason's "You Can All Join In," and one of his finest songs, "Feelin Alright," which was a signpost to his imminent departure. Throughout the record Jim Capaldi's understated yet steady drums demonstrate just what a great rock drummer should do, and Chris Wood's sound is everywhere, with trills on flute and blasts on saxophone. TRAFFIC is a record that will always be meant for glorious sunny days.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] You Can All Join In - (Stereo Single Mix)
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Pearly Queen
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Don't Be Sad
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Feelin' Alright
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Vagabond Virgin
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Forty Thousand Headmen
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Cryin' to Be Heard
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] No Time to Live
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Means to an End
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] You Can All Join In - (Mono Single Mix, bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Feelin' Alright - (Mono Single Mix, bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Withering Tree - (Stereo Single Mix, bonus track)
- Universal Distribution
Rolling Stone (3/4/04, p.68) - 4 stars out of 5 - "TRAFFIC is a triumph of earthy cohesion, a sparkling British twist on the rural-basement R&B of the Band's MUSIC FROM THE BIG PINK....[T]his is the best album [any Traffic] lineup ever made..."
Rolling Stone (1/4/69, p.28) - "...Dave Mason is a top-notch rock and roll composer and the Steve Winwood/Jim Capaldi team is equally good...coming up with material on a level with the Young Rascals' best work..."
Q (2/00, p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...lolloping funkiness - smeared all over 'Feelin' Alright' and 'Pearly Queen' - could only have come from such chilled-out environs [a rented cottage in Aston Tirrold, Bershire]..."
Mojo (Publisher) (1/00, p.106) - "...a sweet parade of soulful prog that no one else could muster....shows that Traffic were capable of thoughtful, inventive and occasionally very beautiful music."
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