Traffic - Live at Santa Monica 1972 DVD
The wonderful psychedelic proto-progressive group Traffic came to a grinding halt sometime in late 1968, when Steve Winwood left the band to join Blind Faith or the band fell apart and he went and joined Blind Faith (not sure which came first). After Blind Faith fell apart, Steve started work on a solo album which, after a little bit of time turned into a Traffic album as Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood came on board to record their reunion album, the very fine John Barleycorn Must Die. So, what to do after that? Why, form the prototype for the jam band scene that would come 25 years later with a 5 piece version of Traffic, featuring Steve Winwood, Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi from the original group, plus Chris White on guitar and bass and Reebop Kwaku Baah on percussion. Very obviously Traffic (how could it NOT be Traffic with Steve's perfect and distinctive voice), but with a languid sound that stretches out in a lot of places.
"It is without doubt fortunate that Island and Columbia filmed Traffic at the 3000 seat Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1972, when the band had just released their definitive album 'John Barleycorn Must Die'. A beautifully shot concert film, there are endless camera angles and close-ups of performers from virtually every perspective imaginable. An absolute classic for the first time on DVD!"
* The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys
* Light Up Or Leave Me Alone
* John Barleycorn
* Freedom Rider
* 40.000 Headmen
* Dear Mr. Fantasy
- Format TypeNTSC
- Region CodingAll Region
- LabelCherry Red