Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
After two exemplary releases, Traffic released Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory, which begins with the title track, based on a guitar riff reminiscent of the recent Deep Purple hit "Smoke on the Water," and continues through the lengthy "Roll Right Stones," the folkish ballad "Evening Blue," reed player Chris Wood's instrumental "Tragic Magic," and the uncertain self-help song "(Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired." Lyricist Jim Capaldi was co-credited with Steve Winwood as the album's producer, and he may have contributed to the cleaner mix that made his words easier to understand. Meanwhile, the rhythm section had been replaced by Muscle Shoals studio aces David Hood and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
After two exemplary releases, Traffic released Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory, which begins with the title track, based on a guitar riff reminiscent of the recent Deep Purple hit "Smoke on the Water," and continues through the lengthy "Roll Right Stones," the folkish ballad "Evening Blue," reed player Chris Wood's instrumental "Tragic Magic," and the uncertain self-help song "(Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired." Lyricist Jim Capaldi was co-credited with Steve Winwood as the album's producer, and he may have contributed to the cleaner mix that made his words easier to understand. Meanwhile, the rhythm section had been replaced by Muscle Shoals studio aces David Hood and Roger Hawkins. Capaldi sings no songs here, and Wood's flute and saxophone, so often the flavoring of Traffic songs, are largely absent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2003
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 042284278126
  • Catalog Number: 842781
  • Sales rank: 8,200

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Traffic Primary Artist
Jim Capaldi Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Steve Winwood Organ, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Rebop Kwaku Baah Percussion, Conductor
Barry Beckett Keyboards
Roger Hawkins Drums
David Hood Bass
Jimmy Johnson Clarinet
Chris Wood Flute, Saxophone, Wind
Technical Credits
Jim Capaldi Producer, Contributor
Steve Winwood Producer, Contributor, Audio Production
Rebop Kwaku Baah Contributor
Terry Adams Composer
Roger Hawkins Contributor
David Hood Contributor
Jerry Masters Engineer
Steve Melton Engineer
Tony Wright Illustrations
Chris Wood Contributor
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Along with John Barleycorn and Low Sparks, Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory should be counted among the Great albums of Traffic's history. A real gem.

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