Pioneering British rock band Traffic are to have their studio albums collected together in a limited edition vinyl box set for the very first time.
The Studio Albums 1967-1974 celebrates the band’s original incarnation. Always centred around a core of vocalist and organist Stevie Winwood, drummer and singer Jim Capaldi and reed player Chris Wood, the band had formative hits with Hole In My Shoe and Paper Sun, in keeping with the psychedelic sound of the era.
Later they began experimenting with a more progressive sound on albums such as 1970’s John Barleycorn Must Die and 1971’s The Low Spark Of High heeled Boys.
The Studio Albums 1967-1974 will be released on May 17 and features all six studio albums recorded for Island Records.
The LPs have been remastered from the original tapes and presented in their original and highly collectable ‘first’ Island pressing form (gatefold sleeves, pink Island labels etc). The set also includes a related and super rare facsimile promo posters for each album.
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- Traffic - Hole In My Shoe - P/S - VG - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $20.70, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 18-Oct-2021 08:48)
TRAFFIC Hole In My Shoe (1967 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single on the textured pink 'eye' logo Island label, also including Smiling Phases, complete with the rare original picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some notable storage wear and the vinylremains excellent with little sign of play WIP6017)
- Traffic - When The Eagle Flies - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jul-2021 16:18)
TRAFFIC When The Eagle Flies (1974 UK first press 7-track LP with custom black & white labels, textured picture sleeve with card lyric inner. The sleeve has some light wear with age & the vinyl is Excellent with just a few minor signs of play - asuperb copy! ILPS9273)
- Traffic - Mr Fantasy - Italian - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.70, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 17-Jun-2021 08:52)
TRAFFIC Mr Fantasy (1988 Italian 'Island Life Collection' issue of the 1967 12-track LP, includes the superb track Dear Mr Fantasy, glossy single pocket picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some edgewear & the vinyl shows some faint cosmetic paperscuffs but looks barely played ORL19061)
- Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.70, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 17-Jun-2021 08:53)
TRAFFIC John Barleycorn Must Die (1988 UK issue of the 1970 6-track LP in the 'Island Life Collection' series, picture sleeve with series catalogue inner. The sleeve shows light wear and the vinyl has just the odd light sign of play ILPM9116)
- Traffic - Welcome To The Canteen - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $41.40, €35.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 20-Jun-2021 13:14)
WINWOOD / CAPALDI / MASON / WOOD Welcome To The Canteen (1971 UK second issue 6-track vinyl LP on the pink rimmed 'palm tree' label without the Traffic logo, recorded live at Croydon's Fairfield Hall and the Oz Benefit Concert in London in July 1971, including long versions of Gimme Some Lovin' & Dear Mr Fantasy along with 40,000 Headmen and Medicated Goo. The fully laminated pinched spine picture sleeve has just a little shelfwear to the corner but the vinyl itself looks barely played ILPS9166)
- Traffic - Traffic EP + Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $16.56, €14.16 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jul-2021 08:51)
TRAFFIC Traffic (1978 UK 4-track 7" vinyl EP with its intact four prong centre, including Hole In My Shoe, No Face No Name No Number, Paper Sun and Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush. The card picture sleeve has a pictorial album discography printed on the back IEP7)
- Traffic - Traffic - 3rd - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $41.40, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 07-Jul-2021 14:32)
TRAFFIC Traffic (Early 70s UK pink rim Island 'palm tree' label issue of the 1968 10-track stereo LP, matt gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with just a tiny spot of corner scuffing & the vinyl appears Near Mint with few signs of play - a great copy of this classic! ILPS9081T)
- Traffic - On The Road - 1st - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $48.30, €41.30 (Back In Stock) (arrived 07-Jul-2021 15:02)
TRAFFIC On The Road (Classic 1973 UK 7-track double vinyl LP recorded live in Germany with the legendary Muscle Shoals rhythm section of Roger Hawkins, David Hood & Barry Becket. The fully laminated gatefold picture sleeve shows just a little corner wear and the roadsign inners have some light foxing, while both vinyl discs are excellent with only minimal cosmetic wear & surface scuffs revealing just light play ISLD2)
- Traffic - Traffic - 180gm - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $41.40, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jul-2021 16:09)
TRAFFIC Traffic (2004 UK 10-track 'Simply Vinyl' limited edition audiophile LP issue of the psych-rock band's second album, pressed on 180g VIRGIN VINYL, beautifully housed in a thick heavy quality gatefold picture sleeve reproducing the original artwork, still in the 'Simply Vinyl - Classic Album' series hype-stickered custom outer PVC envelope sleeve. The envelope sleeve shows some minor general wear, with the sleeve inside protected well showing light wear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played SVLP142)
- Traffic - Welcome To The Canteen - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $55.20, €47.20 (New Item) (arrived 03-Aug-2021 15:55)
WINWOOD/CAPALDI/MASON/WOOD etc. Welcome To The Canteen (1971 UK first issue 6-track vinyl LP on the pink rim 'palm tree' label, recorded live at Croydon's Fairfield Hall & the Oz Benefit Concert in London in July that year, including long versions of Gimme Some Lovin' & Dear Mr Fantasy along with 40,000 Headmen & Medicated Goo, housed in a sturdy fully laminated picture sleeve with pinched spine. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl is excellent with a few light paper hairlines and some marks caused by a reaction to the original Island poly lined inner not affecting play ILPS9166)