Traffic When The Eagle Flies 180g LP
180g Audiophile Vinyl Mastered by Friday Music's Joe
Reagoso With Kevin Gray From Original Island Records Tapes!
Traffic was 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 stand
the test of time.
In 1974, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris
Wood sojourned on after smash outings with The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
(FRMLP9180) and continued the winning streak with their final seventies studio
classic When The Eagle Flies. Along with new member Roscoe Gee on bass, the
legendary Traffic was truly rewarding their fans worldwide with this solid
swansong, after a decade of brilliant progressive rock recordings which would
forever define the genre.
Known for its famous Martin Hughes illustrated cover, the multi-faceted music
inside was a non-stop enjoyment of sounds harkening back not only to their 1968
Traffic album (FRMLP9081) but also a look to the future with a more organic prog
rock/jazz approach, which would further define their genius in the studio
setting. Whether standout tracks like the rocking opener Something New or the
jam fused sounds with the classic Graveyard People, this brilliant album will
most certainly be known forever for its classic hit track Walking In The Wind
and the massive eleven minute plus epic, Dream Gerrad. Filled with explosive sax
breaks by the late Chris Wood, the piano driven and vocal delivery of master
musician legend Stevie Winwood and the percussive vibrations of the late great
Jim Capaldi, When The Eagle Flies was destined to become a huge success.
Even further classics ensued with each of the lengthy seven tracks that make up
this arresting masterwork...how about the reflective classic Memories of A Rock
‘N’ Rolla or the Winwood/Capaldi title track classic When The Eagle Flies. No
matter where you go with this album, it’s all about Traffic, classic Traffic,
and it just doesn’t get much better than this.
Friday Music proudly continues the Traffic/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl Series with their third installment with the group's final album of the
classic rock era When The Eagle Flies.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at
Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, When The Eagle Flies is truly one of the
most important audiophile vinyl releases of this year!
To make this an even more enjoyable limited edition happening, for a very short
time, Friday Music also goes back to the original album designed graphics,
creating a special first time gatefold cover, which also included more artwork
and lyrics not seen in the LP format since its 1974 release!
Welcome back Traffic...When The Eagle Flies... 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 Tapes
• Mastered by Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray
• Gatefold Jacket
1. Something New
2. Dream Gerrard
3. Graveyard People
4. Walking In the Wind
5. Memories of A Rock 'N' Rolla
7. When the Eagle Flies