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 Traffic.
Known for their superior
progressive rock, jazz and pop, 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 currency 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 than this.
It is now with much
anticipation and honor to announce the Traffic/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl Series as we continue with our second installment with their monumental
rock classic Traffic.
Mastered impeccably by Joe
Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at Friday Music Studios, the Trafic album is a 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, 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.