20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Traffic
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||Paper Sun||Traffic||4:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Heaven Is In Your Mind (Mono)||Traffic||4:15||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dear Mr. Fantasy (Stereo)||Traffic||5:38||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||You Can All Join In||Traffic||3:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Feelin' Alright||Traffic||4:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Pearly Queen||Traffic||4:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Forty Thousand Headmen||Traffic||3:14||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Shanghai Noodle Factory||Traffic||5:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Empty Pages||Traffic||4:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys||Traffic||11:41||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Traffic's installment of 20th Century Masters — The Millennium Collection rounds up ten of the group's biggest songs, concentrating heavily on their first two albums, with the first seven coming from Mr. Fantasy or Traffic, which isn't an entirely bad thing, because that's when the band concentrated on individual tunes more than long, extended jams. It's also when classics like "Paper Sun," "Dear Mr. Fantasy," "Feelin' Alright," "You Can All Join In," and "Pearly Queen" were recorded, and those are what propels this collection and makes it worthwhile as a sampler. The only tracks casual fans would wish are here are "Glad" (which really should be here) and "Freedom Rider," but if they want those that badly, they should spend the extra money and get the comprehensive 15-track collection Feelin' Alright: The Very Best of Traffic. Many may find they'd rather stick with this very fine mid-priced sampler.
Best of Traffic, all the hits
Here are all the hits, in one easy place. I love Stevie Winwood's vocals, especially touching on "Can't Find My Way Home." I would recommend this to anyone who is either new to Traffic, or just wants the hits they know and love in one package.
As an average workaday music fan, I got to say that the gimmick of making "Low Spark..." available as an "Album Only" selection is a giant F. You from the people involved in the decision. So, I return the favor.
Formed: 1967 in Midlands, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s