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Mr. Fantasy

30 May 1989 | Format: MP3

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2:55
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2:02
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3:31
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5:33
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1968
  • Release Date: 30 May 1989
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1968 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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  • Total Length: 33:51
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  • ASIN: B001KWBF74
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,662 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By adaml@callnetuk.com on 30 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
While their later albums concentrated more on the folk/rock/jazz elements of their music, this grand first effort can be seen as Traffic's 'Sgt Pepper'. A masterpiece of atmosphere, songwriting and psychedelia (without succumbing to the excesses of bands such as Pink Floyd), every track strikes true. 'Heaven Is In Your Mind' and 'Dear Mr Fantasy' are expansive rock showcases for Steve Winwood's many talents, Dave Mason's 'House For Everyone' and 'Stupidly Simple' are Beatle-style toytown psych at its best (check out the inventive "music box" opening of the former) - not to mention Cockney Singalong 'Berkshire Poppies', featuring The Small Faces' Steve Marriott; soulful ballad 'No Face No Name No Number'; and cheery jazz instrumental 'Giving To You'.
Along with 'Sgt Pepper', 'Ogdens Nutgone Flake' and 'Village Green Preservation Society', this is one of the seminal albums of psychedelic England.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By No Longer Used VINE VOICE on 7 Sept. 2003
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'Dear Mr Fantasy' was a product of Steve Winwood's desire to distance himself from the hype of the pop scene and make a serious 'ROCK' record instead of the hip singles that he had been churning out with Spencer Davis and the angst of Dave Mason's desire for hit records ( only Mason wanted 'Hole in My Shoe' released as the groups second single the others opting for the more solid rock feel of 'Coloured Rain' ) .
With three hit singles under their belt, 'Paper Sun', 'Hole In My Shoe' & 'Here we go round the Mulberry Bush', the tensions within the band over direction and control proved too much and Manson left before the LP's release in December 1967.
'Dear Mr Fantasy' is a sucsess in spite of the waring factions as the varied material makes for interesting listening.
'Heaven Is In Your Mind', the beautiful 'No Face, No Name, No Number', 'Dear Mr Fantasy' (much loved by the Grateful Dead & Stephen Stills) and 'Coloured Rain' show the promise of a great rock band while the whimsy and pychedelic trappings of 'Berkshire Poppies'(with a little help from Steve Marriott), 'House For Everyone', the caustic mesage of 'Utterly Simple', fairground grind of 'Hope I Never Find Me There' and the multi layered pop march of 'Giving To You' showed a perfect grasp of the pop ethic.
Its such a shame that they couldn't see it that way at the time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. Wilkinson on 11 Mar. 2011
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As an impressionable 14 year old in 1967 I was simply blown away by this album. To this day No Face, No Name and No Number and Dear Mr Fantasy remain two of the tracks I would have on my desert island disc. To understand that Steve Winwood was just 19 years old when this was recorded is extraordinary when you hear the depth and clarity of his voice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Poddy on 11 July 2009
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In a few short words... a cracking debut album, and mono is the only way to hear this album. I originally owned the mono vinyl and that was getting a little battle-worn through decades of playing. I recently sold it to a collector and used part of the proceeds to replace it with this marvellous Japanese mono CD issue. Go and find one (it is also housed in a replica cover to the original vinyl, real nice).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Paul J. Clawson on 11 Jan. 2010
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Superb album from a great 60's Super Group. I liked Stevie Winwood when he was in the Spencer Dabies Group. Then I went to see Here we go Round the Mulberry Bush and heard the title song and I was hooked on Traffic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Peter J. Wilson on 16 April 2013
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Brilliant
Loved their music when 1st out
Have all their LP's
Now buying their CD's
Highly recommended to any 60's / 70's blue fan
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Lovely debut album which veers, stylistically, between the rockier R&B workouts of Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood and the psychedelic leanings of Dave Mason, who always seemed to be pulling in a different direction from his colleagues. There are many superb tracks here; the opener 'Heaven Is In Your Mind', 'Dear Mr. Fantasy', 'Desire' and 'Coloured Rain' are all worthy of mention whilst the minor hit single 'No Face, No Name, No Number' is a gorgeous slower song. Mason contributes 3 solo numbers here - all fairly short - with 'House For Everyone' standing out for me. Personally, I would have taken the rambling 'Utterly Simple' out of the UK running order and replaced it with another Mason song, the evergreen 'Hole In My Shoe'; in addition, I would have added 'Paper Sun' to the line-up rather than having to delve into the US Bonus album to heat this marvellous single. Anyway, buy this album and luxuriate in the classic sounds of a great British band of the late 1960s/early 1970s.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By nick g black on 14 Mar. 2003
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yes, there was even a film to go along with the strange cover, over which me and my youthful contemporaries used to pore on many a long night..
The curse of the mellotron has doomed such albums to a particular time and place.. hippie England 67-69.. but it contains some gems,and if you think this is all pastoral whimsy,you'd be wrong.
No accident that the Grateful Dead later appropriated Dear Mr Fantasy for their own,because it is a great jamming track, and well played on this album. The songs are well put together.. very much a feature of the post Sgt Pepper age ...different tones and textures coming fast and furious .. and seemed to herald the arrival of a major band. In fact Traffic headed into a completely different direction, rapidly ditched the mellotron, and got interesting.
get When the Eagle flies if you want to hear how they ended up. If you want to dwell on musical cliches, put this down to an exotic example of psychedelia meets jazz/rock/blues...
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