Originally a Stevie Winwood solo album entitled Mad Shadows but became a Traffic CD. I bought this as a present as I already owned the Vinyl and have a CD copy of my own. It is a wonderful fusion of rock, folk and jazz, with the soul quality of Winwood's voice. The title track is an old folk song about the attempts of the population to give up alcohol in the fifteenth century. It's like a mellow King Crimson, full of wonderful melodies and in typical Prog rock fashion, extended tracks, giving complete song collages instead of straightforward pops song of verse, chorus, verse and fade out.
I can't recommend this CDJohn Barleycorn Must Die
highly enough but it comes with a warning, you will probably wish to search out the other Traffic CD's avaiable, but that's no bad thing.