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on 5 October 2001
This is a step up from their previous studio album, Destiny Road. That superb rhythm section, as tight as it can get after a heavy touring schedule, really nails some excellent songs. Peter's voice is sounding much more assured now and the guitar filigree (but is it Peter or Nigel?) is, well, good. Peter's only composition, sensitively titled 'Underway', doesn't make you tingle but I'm sure things will develop.
Now all they have to do is get rid of all that splangling Fender gear, replace it with Les Pauls and Marshalls, push the levels up a tad and this will the be the smokiest band in years, giving the legions of lifetime supporters out here that 'oh my God' feeling again.
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on 21 January 2004
Realistically, the Splinter Group's chances of success were always slim. First off, they had to achieve what most considered impossible in bringing Peter Green's burned talent back into the mainstream of the music business, secondly, they had to overcome the huge expectations of a generation of blues fans, many of who wanted nothing less than some magical reincarnation of Fleetwood Mac c.1968. A tough call indeed!

So... what have they delivered? Well, after an understandably low key start, something equally magical: an album that not only ranks as one of the best blues outings of recent years but which is pretty close to where the most outrageous optimist could have hoped Peter Green's original Fleetwood Mac would be 30 years on - different names, mellower music but still infused with the dazzling musicianship and raw, enthusiastic blues singing that was their hallmark. Sure, it contains only one Green penned song but the other band members do a highly creditable job of replicating his songwriting style and, in their own right, know how to write some impressive blues and R&B. Equally importantly their superb playing and Nigel Watson's empathetic singing wrap around him seamlessly allowing his wonderfully earthy voice (one of THE great white blues voices of all time, made all the better by age) and his still beautifully distinctive guitarwork to shine through. Without them Peter Green would probably never have climbed back on stage and could never have participated in an album of this quality; with them his charismatic talent is given the space and protection it now needs to succeed. Sounds over the top?... well see them live to understand the sympathetic, self-effacing skill required to bring out the best from a fragile but still brilliant icon.

And... if this all sounds too complicated then just buy "Time Traders", sit back and relish some of the best modern blues you'll ever hear.
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on 11 October 2001
this is the first Peter Green album I have purchased, having heard odd snippets on late night BBC Radio 2. As a complete newcomer Time Traders has, over the course of the last few days, become one of the albums I just know I'll return to again and again.
I am not a blues muso, but this seems to me like a good old solid recording with the track by track consistency that allows me to sit back, enjoy , and forget the "skip track" button. Still not sure about the Albatross-esque stuff but hey.
I suspect I will now be raiding the back catalogue for more, so bang goes the "Bob the Builder" CD I thought I'd annoy the kids with ...
Loved it.
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on 21 September 2001
being a great fan of peter green i'm always looking forward to his new offerings however this time i'm sligthly disappointed considering his previous works with splinter group. it seems as peter and his merry men are facing the same problem as clapton/white/cray, shall we play the blues or do a mixture of pop and blues. my advice is to peter get back on the real blues track again thats where you belong. looking forward to your next cd.
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on 16 August 2013
Does'nt get much better than this Peter green what can you say one of the great guitarists of all time
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on 27 May 2015
excellent product and fast shipping. thank you.
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on 23 July 2015
the best love it good service would use again.
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