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This review is from: On The Road (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.