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TRACKLISTING

  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 

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Traffic

Mr Fantasy (Album)

Released 13.09.06

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About this album
Rehearsed and written at a cottage in the Berkshire countryside, Traffic's debut was former child prodigy Steve Winwood's first foray into headier territory after a stint playing R&B-fueled rock & roll with the Spencer Davis Group. Rounded out by drummer Jim Capaldi and multi-instrumentalists Chris Wood and Dave Mason, MR. FANTASY included experimentation with vaudeville-inspired numbers ("Berkshire Poppies"), flamenco-flavoured fantasy ("Dealer"), and sitar-drenched meditations ("Utterly Simple"). Winwood's inspired organ playing and soulful singing emerge on cuts like "Coloured Rain". In keeping with the band's unorthodox approach to composition and arrangement, "Giving To You" offers a funky groove sandwiched between tidbits of an overheard conversation about the relative merits of jazz.
The Creative Corporation