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On The Road [Vinyl Schallplatte] [Doppel-LP] [Live, Import]

Traffic Vinyl
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The multi-year reissue campaign for Traffic, one of the most highly regarded rock groups of its era, concludes with the release of the original band's final three albums and a new "best of" package, each issued June 20, 2003 by Island/UME. This last installment includes Shootout At The Fantasy Factory (1973), On The Road (1973) and When The Eagle Flies (1974), each digitally ... Read more in Amazon's Traffic Store

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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live, Import
  • Label: Island Records
  • ASIN: B0040PEEHG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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8 Songs. Recorded live on Tour in Germany.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peak Time Traffic 20 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
This album is a must for any music lover let alone admirers of Steve Winwood & Co. The playing and recordings are superb with the Traffic nucleus of Winwood, Capaldi and Wood being augmented by the mighty Muscle Shoals rhythm section and Reebop.
This is one of the best bands ever formed at the top of their game. Steve Winwood has never been better before or since and that's saying something. His guitar work is fantastic as are his keyboards and vocals. Chris Wood's sax is sparse, searching and uniquely wonderful. The drumming as someone mentioned before in another review is sublime especially on "Low Spark".
A thing of beauty and a joy forever, beg, steal or borrow it now!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Winwood's Brew 26 May 2013
Format:Audio CD
When I first purchased "On The Road" I did not like it at all, this was after buying "Traffic" & "mr fantasy" I just couldn't understand what the band were trying to do.
Then I got into Miles Davis's electric period, listening to 1970's albums such as "Pangea" & "Jack Johnson" (also worth checking out if you are into 70's rock but want to listen to something a little more challenging).
So then revisiting "On the Road", it's as if the scales had fell from my eyes, because what I now heard were really imaginative extended versions of great Traffic songs (sometimes a little self indulgent, but that part of the musical genre the band were attempting).
Imagine if you went to this concert expecting a greatest hits set & this is what you got(I don't think you would be a happy bunny)!
So all I can advise is if you like a bit of 1970s' jazz/rock fusion this record will be right up you alley, but if you expecting Dave Mason type tracks like "Hole in my shoe" & "You can join in" you might want to give this particular Traffic record a wide birth.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Incredible Live Album Of All Time! 12 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
AN UNEQUALLED LIVE ALBUM! WHAT A KNOCK-OUT!
A TIMELINE REVIEW...
PLAY 1...Jazz and R'nB - what?? It doesn't sound like Traffic, I expected pop, like "Hole In My Shoe", etc.
PLAY 2...No I don't get it. The tracks are too long... I don't know what's it's all about. (Have I been done?).
PLAY 3...I'll play it again - you never know. Hey! I like "Low Spark" and "Glad/Freedom Rider"! (I get those two anyway!)
PLAY 4...Yes, "Low Spark" and "Glad/Freedom Rider" are excellent. Wait! ...tracks 4 and 5 are al-right now! I get it!
PLAY 5...Yep! Cool album, I love it all! It's terrific, what incredible musicianship, what an incredible achievement live!
PLAY 6...And for the next 40 yrs...visionary...genius...perceptive...worthwhile...appreciated...I never tire of it! (etc, etc).

WARNING! IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL LISTENS TO FULLY APPRECIATE THIS MORE MEANINGFUL, BETTER ALBUM! (*Get 2003 remaster).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not remasterd 20 July 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Don't buy this cd thinking its part of the Traffic remaster program. its the old terrible island masters version the sound is truly terrible. If you want the very good remaster go to amazon US. I don't even think they have bothered to release the remasterd version in the UK.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Traffic 16 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great !!! 2 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD
if you like this band, do yourself a favour, buy this live recording.
the sound quality is very well recorded, all the gigs are performed exceptionally with very long instrumental sections.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album 15 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album in 1973 after reading a rave review in the Times. It's still an album I play regularly. For fans of music today, 18 minute tracks probably seem a little self indulgent. However, this and Birds of Fire by the Mahavishnu Orchestra got me into jazz.

The band is excellent, as well as Traffic it features Barry Becket (keyboards), David Hood (bass) and Roger Hawkins (drums) who were in demand session musicians at the time. They were part of the famous Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section whpo could be heard on dozens of hit singles, including tracks by Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, The Staple Singers, Cat Stevens, Duane Allman, Joe Cocker, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart and Willie Nelson.

I love the musicianship and songwriting. I played my favourite track "Sometimes I Feel so Uninspired" to my music teacher in 1974 and I think he was impressed - to me it still sounds remarkable. This is a great album.
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