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4 stars A surprising live album which recapitulates some of the memorable songs previously released by the band. The record itself sounds great, very energic, sometimes suggesting jazz to folk rock instrumentations. As usual, Steve Winwood engaged himself in the most fruitful side of the performance, conducting voice / organ / guitar parts. In this live session he is perfectly accompanied by Dave Mason's solid guitar playing. The performance begins with a nervous pop / rock composition followed by the very emotional, sensitive ballad "Sad and Deep as You", essentially played on acoustic instruments. "Gimme some lovin" which closes the album is a faster, more aggressive rock & roll tune, very efficient. My favourite songs on the record are the guitar folk sounding tune "Shouldn't have took More." and the very classic epic tune "Dear Mr Fantasy". Deeply inspired and musically achieved, this album is more than tolerable. Simply one of the best recommended Traffic's album and a good answer to Winwood's work in studio.
philippe | 4/5 |


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