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TRAFFIC

Traffic

 

Eclectic Prog

3.43 | 131 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
4 stars (second of a serie of ten)

Traffic's second album gets the same rating for the exact same reasons - Historical importance. Of course slightly less than their debut but it has better overall musicianship. Traffic was one of those first groups professing a pastoral look and music and retreating to the countryside to write and re/inspire , much like later bands will do (Zep with Bron-Y-Aur and Genesis and Mc Phail cottage).

This album has the Feelin' Allright hit but also many other things bound to please early-prog fans - I am thinking of the absolute masterpieces 40,000 Headman and No Place To Live. Much of the other tracks are still in the psychadelic mode of the times and may take a few listen to get used to if you are only discovering the band.

Although not described here, this album comes also in a re-release package with many bonus tracks (mainly non-album singles but the odd alternate take) , most of it of much importance and value. Again as with the debut , this is likely to please older progheads but younger ones should approach this with the historical facilities in mind.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |

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