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4.06 | 12 ratings | 1 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Paper Sun (4:16)
2. Hole in My Shoe (2:58)
3. Smiling Phases (2:41)
4. Heaven Is in Your Mind (4:16)
5. Coloured Rain (2:41)
6. No Face, No Name, No Number (3:30)
7. Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush (2:35)
8. Dear Mr. Fantasy (5:39)
9. You Can All Join In (3:34)
10. Feelin' Alright (4:16)
11. Pearly Queen (4:20)
12. Forty Thousand Headmen (3:15)
13. Vagabond Virgin (5:21)
14. Shanghai Noodle Factory (5:03)
15. Withering Tree (3:02)
16. Medicated Goo (3:35)
17. Glad (6:58)
18. Freedom Rider (5:27)
19. Empty Pages (4:35)
20. John Barleycorn (6:20)
21. The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (11:35)
22. Light Up or Leave Me Alone (4:44)
23. Rock and Roll Stew (4:19)
24. Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory (6:01)
25. Walking in the Wind (6:51)
26. When the Eagle Flies (4:23)

Total Time: 122:15

Line-up / Musicians

- Steve Winwood / keyboards, guitar, vocals
- Jim Capaldi / drums
- Dave Mason / guitar, vocals
- Chris Wood / woodwinds

Releases information

CD Island Records, Inc. 314-510553-2 (1991) / CD Polygram 510553 (1991)

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TRAFFIC Smiling Phases ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(58%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by soundsweird
4 stars Most Traffic fans would never settle for a "Best Of" compilation; even a double-CD set like this leaves out some very good tracks from just about every album. However, someone without a lot of room (like myself) might be able to get by with this compilation plus a few key albums. A Traffic box set is surely on the horizon, but this will have to do until that arrives. Note: this set does not contain any of their live recordings, which would have been nice. Another reason to get that future box set......

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