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 - On The Road - Non Laminated - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 22-Oct-2019 10:25)
TRAFFIC On The Road (Late 70s UK issue of the classic 1973 7-track double LP recorded live in Germany with the legendary Muscle Shoals rhythm section of Roger Hawkins, David Hood and Barry Becket, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with road signinners. The sleeve displays light ring & edge wear with a small area of paper loss inside, whilst the vinyl discs are excellent and look barely played ISLD2)
Traffic - Best Of Traffic - Dutch - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.64, €13.32 (New Item) (arrived 22-Oct-2019 10:18)
TRAFFIC Best Of Traffic (1974 German issue of the 1969 UK 11-track compilation LP, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light wear and the vinyl has minimal sign of play)
Traffic - Paper Sun - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 18-Oct-2019 12:54)
TRAFFIC Paper Sun (Original 1967 UK debut 7" vinyl single on the pink 'eye' logo Island label with intact three prong centre, also including Giving To You. Issued in a Island company die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl is in excellent condition withjust acouple of light hairline cosmetic marks to show for its fifty plus years! WIP-6002)
Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die - 1st - Rough - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $237.90, €216.45 (New Item) (arrived 17-Sep-2019 10:25)
TRAFFIC John Barleycorn Must Die (First issue 1970 UK 6-track stereo LP on the rough textured pink 'i' Island label, textured gatefold picture sleeve. The heavy duty sleeve shows only a little faint scuffing or fading at the edges, the labels remain very clean with just a couplr of light marks around the spindle hole, whilst the vinyl has a only a few light paper scuffs and hairlines not affecting play. Fantastic copy! ILPS9116)
Traffic - Mr Fantasy - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 23-Aug-2019 10:23)
TRAFFIC Mr Fantasy (1988 UK '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 just a little edgewear & the vinyl shows some faint cosmetic paper scuffs but looks barely played ILPM9061)
Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die - blue label - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 19-Aug-2019 11:38)
TRAFFIC John Barleycorn Must Die (Early 80s UK blue label issue of the classic 1970 6-track LP, picture sleeve. The sleeve has a light spot of age discolouring on the backcover, whilst the vinyl appears barely played ILPS9116)
Traffic - On The Road - 1st - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $42.70, €38.85 (New Item) (arrived 19-Aug-2019 09:28)
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, housed in the fully laminated gatefold picture sleeve with roadsign inners. The sleeve shows just a little mild laminate or corner wear and the inners show some light foxing, whilst both vinyl discs are excellent with only minimal cosmetic wear & surface scuffs revealing just light play ISLD2)
Traffic - Best Of Traffic - Blue Label - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.64, €13.32 (New Item) (arrived 08-Aug-2019 11:58)
TRAFFIC Best Of Traffic (80s UK blue Island label issue of the 1969 11-track compilation LP, including Paper Sun, Dear Mr. Fantasy and Hole In My Shoe, picture sleeve with company inner. The sleeve shows only a little light storage wear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played ILPS9112)
Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die - Sealed - US - vinyl LP - £85.00, $103.70, €94.35 (New Item) (arrived 07-Aug-2019 12:04)
TRAFFIC John Barleycorn Must Die (Sealed 1970 US 6-track stereo LP, housed in a heavyweight gatefold pasted picture sleeve with no deletion cuts. This ideal collector's copy remains factory sealed since the day it was pressed, with the original 'Mickey Shorr' store price sticker attached [4.93 dollars!]. The vinyl is mint & unplayed UAS5504)
Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die - Italian - vinyl LP - £30.00, $36.60, €33.30 (New Item) (arrived 31-Jul-2019 14:16)
TRAFFIC John Barleycorn Must Die (1980s Italian issue of the 1972 6-track LP on the rainbow rim palm tree Island label, slightly textured matt gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve displays minimal wear with just a little light edge age yellowing,whilst the vinyl looks barely played ORL19116)