180g Audiophile Vinyl Mastered by Friday Music's Joe
Reagoso With Kevin Gray From Original Island Records Master Tapes!
Traffic were one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the
sixties and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the
seventies. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music
enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time.
In 1968, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi
and Chris Wood sojourned on after a smash debut with Dear Mr. Fantasy and
continued the winning streak with the groundbreaking self-titled classic
Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop influences, the
multi-faceted music of this LP offers non-stop entertainment which truly
illustrates the legendary talent of this English quartet. Whether standout
tracks from the pens of Dave Mason like the classic rock smash anthem Feelin’
Alright? or the prog-rock masterpiece Winwood and Capaldi’s classic Forty
Thousand Headmen, the Traffic album has surely earned its reputation over the
years as one of the more important albums of the classic rock era.
Filled with the piano driven melodies and vocals of the legendary Stevie Winwood
, the hard rocking vocals and guitar work of the masterful Dave Mason, the
explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of
the late great Jim Capaldi, the Traffic album will always be one of the most
revered albums in their extraordinary career.
Even further classics ensued with each of the hard rockin’ ten tracks that make
up this masterwork...how about the smash sounds of Pearly Queen or another
Winwood and Capaldi classic Means To An End, plus more Dave Mason treasures like
You Can All Join In or Don’t Be Sad...No matter what track is your favorite,
it’s all about Traffic, classic Traffic, and it just doesn’t get much better
Friday Music announces the Traffic/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series
as they continue with the second installment with the monumental rock classic
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at
Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray.
To make this an even more enjoyable limited edition happening, for a very short
time, we are also including a very rare gatefold cover, which includes the
original gatefold photo of Dave Mason, Stevie Winwood, Chris Wood and Jim
Capaldi, for the first time in North America since its 1968 release!
Look to the Friday Music label for more Traffic masterpieces on 180 Gram
Audiophile Vinyl in the very near future. Welcome back Traffic...with their
amazing self-titled masterpiece Traffic...On pristine 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl...a true rock classic...only from your friends at Friday Music.
• Limited Edition
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Mastered From Original Island Records Master Tapes
• Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music with Kevin Gray
• Rare gatefold cover, which includes the original gatefold photo
Dave Mason, vocals, guitar, harmonica, bass
Chris Wood, saxophone, flute, vocals, drums, percussion
Steve Winwood, vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass, organ, piano, harpsichord
Jim Capaldi, vocals, drums, percussion
1. You Can All Join In
2. Pearly Queen
3. Don't Be Sad
4. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring
5. Feelin' Alright?
6. Vagabond Virgin
7. Forty Thousand Headmen
8. Cryin' To Be Heard
9. No Time To Live
10. Means To An End