Traffic - Last Exit Audiophile \45th Anniversary
Traffic were one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the sixties and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the seventies. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time.
In 1968, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood went back to the recording studio after releasing two smash albums with Dear Mr. Fantasy and Traffic (FRM-9081) and continued their winning streak with their groundbreaking third LP Last Exit.
Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop influences, the multi-faceted music of Last Exit offers non-stop entertainment which truly illustrates the legendary talent of this English quartet. Whether standout tracks from the pens of Dave Mason like his classic rock opener Just For You or the prog-rock Winwood and Capaldi s classic Withering Tree, the Last Exit album has surely earned its currency over the years as one of the more important albums of their highly embraced musical catalog.
Filled with the piano driven melodies and vocals of the legendary Stevie Winwood, the hard rocking vocals and guitar work of the masterful Dave Mason, the explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of the late great Jim Capaldi, the Last Exit album will always be one of the most revered albums in their extraordinary career.
Even further classics ensued with each of the hard rockin seven tracks that make up this masterwork...how about the smash sounds of Shanghai Noodle Factory or another Traffic classic Medicated Goo, plus more Windwood/Capaldi/Mason collaborations like Something s Got A Hold Of My Toe...In addition to all of these brilliant tracks, there are two lengthy live performances captured at the Fillmore West with the jam vibes of Feelin Good or the Bobby Blue Bland belter Blind Man. No matter what track is your favorite, it s all about Traffic, classic Traffic, and it just doesn t get much better than this.
It is now with much anticipation and honor to continue the Traffic/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with our forth installment with their monumental rock classic Last Exit.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the Island Records tapes at Friday Music Studios , Traffic s Last Exit album is a truly one of the most important audiophile vinyl releases of this year.
To make this an even more enjoyable limited edition happening, for a very short time, we are also including a very rare gatefold cover, which includes the original UK gatefold photos of Dave Mason, Stevie Winwood, Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi, to go along with this first time 180 Gram Audiophile release!
Look to the Friday Music label for more Traffic masterpieces on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl in the very near future. Welcome back Traffic...with their amazing top twenty masterpiece Last Exit...On pristine 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl...a true rock classic...only from your friends at Friday Music.
1. Just For You
2. Shanghai Noodle Factory
3. Something's Got A Hold Of My Toe
4. Withering Tree
5. Medicated Goo
6. Feelin' Good
7. Blind Man
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