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Mr. Fantasy (Remastered/Bonus Tracks) Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (Dec 1 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Island - Universal Special Imports
  • ASIN: B00002MHRW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
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1. Heaven Is In Your Mind
2. Berkshire Poppies
3. House For Everyone
4. No Face No Name No Number
5. Dear Mr Fantasy
6. Dealer
7. Utterly Simple
8. Coloured Rain
9. Hope I Never Find Me There
10. Giving To You
11. Paper Sun
12. Dealer
13. Coloured Rain
14. Hole In My Shoe
15. No Face No Name No Number
16. Heaven Is In Your Mind
17. House For Everyone
18. Berkshire Poppies
19. Giving To You
20. Smiling Phases
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Product Description

24 bit remastered reissue of the 1967 debut by this legendary British psych/ prog rock group that featured Steve Winwood, Dave Mason & Jim Capaldi as members. As a bonus, it includes all 12 tracks from the original U.S. mono album, 'Paper Sun', 'Dealer', 'Coloured Rain', 'Hole In My Shoe', 'No Face, No Name, No Number', 'Heaven Is In Your Mind', 'House For Everyone', 'Berkshire Poppies', 'Giving To You', 'Smiling Phases', 'Dear Mr. Fantasy' and 'We're A Fade You Missed This'. 22 tracks total. Also features the original cover art. 1999 release.

In 1967, when still-teenaged keyboardist Steve Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group (for whom he'd sung lead on hits like "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm a Man") to start a new band with guitarist Dave Mason, few observers thought their idea of blending pop, rock, and jazz would work. Immediately, though, Traffic scored giant hits with Winwood's east-meets-west "Paper Sun" and Mason's acid-jazzy "Hole in My Shoe". Between those songs, the smoking-guitar driven title track, the swinging instrumental "Giving to You" and the haunting ballad, "No Face, No Name, No Number", Traffic's debut established both players as elite members of the new guard of late 60s British rock. --Billy Altman

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Led by the immensely talented Steve Winwood & Dave Mason, the magnificent rock band Traffic said hello to the world with their 1967 debut album, "Mr. Fantasy," a delicious psychedelic supper of flower-power pop/rock (the weird cover photo pretty much says it all about the feel of this album). The organ is prominent throughout, the sitar makes an appearance on a few songs, and there's also a few spoken passages as well. In other words, this is a totally far out record, man! Many Traffic classics populate this disc: the 60's pop of "Heaven Is In Your Mind," the gorgeous ballad "No Face, No Name, No Number," the Traffic signature rockers "Dear Mr. Fantasy," "Dealer," and "Colored Rain," and the groovy instrumental "Giving To You." The drunken ragtime piano number "Berkshire Poppies" is a real hoot, as are the psychedelic pop of "House For Everyone" (complete with wind-up clock intro) and the trippy "Utterly Simple." Also, this new re-issue of "Mr. Fantasy" includes six bonus tracks of songs the band originally released purely as non-album singles, including more Traffic favorites like "Paper Sun" and "Hole In My Shoe." Steve Winwood's voice, guitar & keyboards are outstanding, Dave Mason's voice & guitar are equally strong, Chris Wood plays a mean flute & saxophone, and Jim Capaldi's drumming is superb. Traffic remain one of rock's greatest groups, and they couldn't have had a better intro than "Mr. Fantasy." Great stuff!
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screw it, this album is like an all encompassing pop-up book, playing in your mind, clearly. Traffic are all splendid players of instrument, but this is the one where they imagineer it. It goes from zany joy, to more stable concotions, then Stevie gets in there and steals the show. I love it!
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"Mr. Fantasy" aglutina en sus surcos todo lo bueno que Traffic ofreció desde entonces. Liderado por Winwood -sin el permiso de Dave Mason-, formado por 4 excelentes músicos, 3 buenos vocalistas, aunque Winwood esté por encima del resto, y con 2 excelentes compositores -Mason y Winwood-, Traffic mostró desde el principio como absorver con inteligencia y personalidad influencias del R&B, el soul, el jazz, la música pop, y hasta las influencias orientales y místicas tan en boga en la época. Con una instrumentación exuberante (donde destaca la capacidad multiinstrumental de Winwood, la flauta de Wood, el excelente e infravalorado percusionista Jim Capaldi y el buen gusto con el Sitar de Dave Mason) y una producción magnífica (Jimmy Miller, el mejor productor de los 60?), el disco suena fresco y directo, Las composiciones de Winwood suenan mejor tras las de Mason y viceversa (como Crosby apuntó de C,S,N&Y), y la portada (editada en el original aparecido en UK)es preciosa, aunque el ambiente bucólico y pacífico que sugiere esta lejos de las disputas y las luchas de egos en el seno del grupo. El interés añadido de esta edición viene dado por la presencia de las dos versiones editadas en la época: la inglesa, en stereo, y la americana, en mono ,con temas distintos y aparecida cuando Dave Mason había ya abandonado el grupo por primera vez.
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Traffic had one of the most original (and interesting) sounds in British rock, and not only because of their eclectic musical influences, which embraced psychedelia, folk, jazz, soul, R&B, and even classical. Their unique sound was also the result of their unusual instrumentation. While the group went through a number of personnel changes, its constant core members were Steve Winwood (vocals, keyboards, guitars), Chris Wood (sax, flute, and organ), and Jim Capaldi (drums & percussion). With no regular bass player, Winwood often filled in with the bass pedals on his organ. And, while there is no lack of guitars on most Traffic recordings, the guitar is not emphasized or particularly important to the group's sound. Dave Mason came and went in their early years and, on other recordings, Steve Winwood would switch to guitar, with Chris Wood taking over organ duties. In short, Traffic was anything but your typical guitar-bass-drums rock outfit. And, with "white Ray Charles" prodigy Winwood at the helm, and with their willingness to experiment with virtually any sound or musical style, they cut some of the most distinctive and important records in British rock.
"Mr. Fantasy" was their full-length debut, and (as it was 1967) their most psychedelic release. (Linda Eastman-McCartney once recounted the story of visiting the group at their Berkshire cottage and playing the Beatles' new "Sgt. Pepper" LP for them to hear, upon which Winwood & Co. were reportedly dismayed that the Beatles had already used many of their ideas for "Mr. Fantasy.") While the album has many similarities with "Sgt. Pepper" (vaudville brass, '60s silliness, not to mention drug influences), it is by no means an imitator of the Beatles' masterpiece. "Mr. Fantasy" is darker ("Dealer" and "No Face...
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