20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Traffic

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
Blender - Clark Collis
A flab-free intro to one of rock's most underrated acts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2003
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 044007702024
  • Catalog Number: 077020
  • Sales rank: 9,427

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Traffic Primary Artist
Jim Capaldi Percussion, Drums, Tambourine, Vocals
Dave Mason Guitar, Harmonica, Bass Guitar, Sitar, Vocals, Tamboura, Mellotron, Shakkai
Steve Winwood Organ, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Bass Guitar, Harpsichord, Vocals
Rick Grech Bass Guitar
Rebop Kwaku Baah Percussion
Jim Gordon Drums
Chris Wood Organ, Flute, Percussion, Saxophone, Vocals
Technical Credits
Steve Winwood Producer
Jimmy Miller Producer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Vartan Art Direction
Michael Putland Cover Art
Jeff Willens Mastering
Dave Thompson Liner Notes
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
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