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TRAFFIC:  TRAFFIC (1968)

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Side A and Side B 

1.

YOU CAN ALL JOIN IN                                                            (MASON) 

2.

PEARLY QUEEN                                                                       (CAPALDI/WINWOOD) 

3.

DON'T BE SAD                                                                         (MASON) 

4.

WHO KNOWS WHAT TOMORROW MAY BRING                (CAPALDI/WINWOOD/WOOD)

5.

FEELIN' ALRIGHT                                                                     (MASON) 

6.

VAGABOND VIRGIN                                                                (CAPALDI/MASON)

7.

FORTY THOUSAND HEADMEN                                             (CAPALDI/WINWOOD)

8.

CRYIN' TO BE HEARD                                                             (MASON) 

9.

NO TIME TO LIVE                                                                     (CAPALDI/WINWOOD) 

10.

MEANS TO AN END                                                                 (CAPALDI/WINWOOD) 

11.

HERE WE GO 'ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH                   (CAPALDI/MASON/WINWOOD/WOOD)

12.

AM I WHAT I WAS OR AM I WHAT I AM                              (CAPALDI/WINWOOD/WOOD)

13.

WITHERING TREE                                                                   (CAPALDI/WINWOOD)

14.

MEDICATED GOO                                                                    (MILLER/WINWOOD)

15.

SHANGHAI NOODLE FACTORY                                             (CAPALDI/FALLON/MILLER/WINWOOD/WOOD)

NOTES:

 

Produced By Jimmy Miller

Engineers: Glyn Johns, Eddie Kramer, Brian Humphries, Terry Brown

Photography: Richard Polak, Gered Mankowitz

Original Album Design: Jim Capaldi

PLAYERS:

 

Steve Winwood: Keyboard

Chris Wood: Bass, Sax, Flute

Jim Capaldi: Drums

Dave Mason: Guitar

The bonus tracks on the new U.S. remastered version differ from the U.K. re-issue. The U.S. bonus tracks are Withering Tree (stereo), and rare mono single mixes of You Can All Join In and Feelin' Alright. The 2000 re-masters were assisted by Jim Capaldi.

Original Liner Notes:

 

The U.A. Man wants some big underground D.J. to write the liner notes. Traffic don't really care whether there are liner notes are not. And I'm just thinking that not enough people know about Traffic. Not enough people have ever driven with Dave, or had him sit on their bed, and play an acoustic, and sing four new songs, and ask if you dig them; and suddenly you don't know how to say "yes" that really means it. Not enough people have ever met Chris Wood, or any other saxophone player free of trying to top "the Bird", or Stilt, or Coltrane; blowing as honestly hard that the roots of his hair fly out. Fewer people have ever seen him sleep. No one else ever went to Birmingham, that weekend with Steve, to see the Cream right after they formed, and at a time when Steve was getting into coming out. Not too many people have seen him play, while too many who have seen him, have not heard him. Too many wonder how Jim can sweat so much, or if the drops will begin to fall off in time. Not enough people know that nothing falls off of Jim out of time.

 

And the U.A. Man still thinks that some underground D.J. should write the liner notes.

It's all a shame!

 

-Jimmy Miller

 

 

SINGLES:

 

Traffic: "Medicated Goo" / "Shanghai Noodle Factory" UK single released in 12/68

Traffic: "Feelin’ Alright?" / "Withering Tree" US single released in ??/68

Traffic: "Pearly Queen" US single released in ??/68