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 Post subject: Traffic
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:02 am 
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TRAFFIC - BBC SESSIONS 1967-1968

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01. Paper Sun
02. A House For Everyone
03. Interview Steve Winwood
04. Hole In My Shoe
05. Smiling Phases
06. Coloured Rain

Recorded: Maida Vale studio 4, Delaware Road, London UK; Monday 25 September 1967
Broadcast: BBC Radio 'Top Gear'; Sunday 01 October 1967
Producer: Bev Phillips
Engineer: Pete Ritzema
Sources: 01-05: transcription disc / 06: off-air

Note: 'Coloured Rain' exists in excellent quality on a tape copy of the complete aircheck, but currently circulates only as this off-air recording.

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01. No Face, No Name, No Number
02. Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
03. Hope They Never Find Me Here
04. Heaven Is In Your Mind
05. Dealer

Recording: 201 Piccadilly, Studio 1, London UK; Monday 11 December 1967
Broadcast: BBC Radio 1 'Top Gear'; Sunday 24 December 1967
Producer: Bernie Andrews
Engineer: Dave Tate
Sources: 01-03: transcription disc / 04-05: off-air

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01. No Face, No Name, No Number
02. 40.000 Headmen
03. Dear Mr. Fantasy (edit)
04. Blindman
05. Dear Mr. Fantasy (full)

Recording: 201 Piccadilly, Studio 1, London UK; Monday 26 February 1968
Broadcast: BBC Radio 1 'Top Gear'; Sunday 03 March 1968
Producer: Bernie Andrews
Engineer: Dave Tate
Sources: 01-03: transcription disc / 04-05: off-air

Note: The one session without Dave Mason. 'Heaven Is In Your Mind' was also aired but seemingly has not survived in any form.

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01. Pearly Queen

Recording: 201 Piccadilly, Studio 1, London UK; Monday 24 June 1968
Broadcast: BBC Radio 1 'Top Gear'; Sunday 30 June 1968
Producer: Bernie Andrews
Engineer: Dave Tate
Sources: off-air

Note: 'Feelin' Alright', 'You Can All Join In' and 'Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring' were also aired but seemingly have not survived in any form.

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01. You Can All Join In
02. Feelin' Alright
03. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring

Recorded: Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London UK; Monday 15 July 1968
Broadcast: BBC Radio 'Saturday Club': Saturday 20 July 1968
Producer: Keith Bateson
Source: 01-03: transcription disc

Note: 'Pearly Queen' was also aired but seemingly has not survived in any form.

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Bonus:

Mason, Capaldi, Wood & Frog (a.k.a. "Wooden Frog")

01. Interview Dave Mason
02. Waiting On You
03. Feelin' Alright
04. Born Under A Bad Sign

Recorded: Aeolian Hall studio 2, Bond Street, London UK; Monday 10 February 1969
Broadcast: BBC Radio 'Symonds on Sundays': Sunday 16 February 1969
Producer: John Walters
Engineer: Tony Wilson
Sources: 01-03: transcription disc / 04: off-air

Note: 'World In Changes' was also aired but has not turned up yet. 'Born Under a Bad Sign' first came into circulation earlier this year.

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01. Waiting On You
02. Cryin' To Be Heard
03. World In Changes
04. Leaving Blues

Recorded: Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London UK; Tuesday 25 February 1969
Broadcast: BBC Radio 1 'Top Gear'; Sunday 2 March 1969
Producer: Bernie Andrews
Engineer: Allen Harris
Source: off-air

Total time: approximately 100 minutes
All tracks are Mono

Research and Mastering: Prof Stoned

Prof sez:

Special thanks to Eugene and Syd for the audio sources and the anonymous person(s) who produced these fantastic digital rips in the first place. Also, thanks to Pink Robert for his "The Complete BBC Sessions 1967-68" compilation from which I borrowed nearly all off-air recordings. Robert's version was copied by the "copyright expiration" label Shockwaves in 2018 for a semi-official release which has been mistaken for being an authorized version, partly because it's on Spotify and the other streaming services. And finally, Colin H. for sending me some loose ends.

Note: This is the first complete Traffic BBC compilation with the best possible sound quality. It is a major upgrade to what's out there, and unlikely to be superseded (though I will be on the lookout for better source material for the off-air bits). As a bonus, I have added the two sessions by "Mason, Capaldi, Wood & Frog" (= Traffic with Winwood replaced by Wynder K. Frog). This line-up lasted only for 3 months, possibly because Capaldi and Wood helped sacking Mason from Traffic a few months earlier by picking Winwood's side. Their material sounds very promising though, especially "World In Changes" is a gem, and makes clear that Mason needed a good band to make his material come alive (the version from his debut album pales in comparison).

Source of information: Ken Garner - In Session Tonight (1993)

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 Post subject: Re: Traffic
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:07 pm 
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^^^^^ Thank you! This is an vast upgrade of stuff I have. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Traffic
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:14 pm 
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Awesome! Glad to hear it. Enjoy. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Traffic
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:43 am 
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Mr. Nice Guy wrote:
01. Pearly Queen

Recording: 201 Piccadilly, Studio 1, London UK; Monday 24 June 1968
Broadcast: BBC Radio 1 'Top Gear'; Sunday 30 June 1968
Producer: Bernie Andrews
Engineer: Dave Tate
Sources: off-air

Note: 'Feelin' Alright', 'You Can All Join In' and 'Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring' were also aired but seemingly have not survived in any form.

8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

01. You Can All Join In
02. Feelin' Alright
03. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring

Recorded: Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London UK; Monday 15 July 1968
Broadcast: BBC Radio 'Saturday Club': Saturday 20 July 1968
Producer: Keith Bateson
Source: 01-03: transcription disc

Note: 'Pearly Queen' was also aired but seemingly has not survived in any form.
POINT OF INTEREST: Is it just a strange coincidence that Top Gear 30 June 1968 is missing the exact three songs that appeared on Saturday Club 20 July 1968? Similarly, that same Saturday Club show is missing the one song that does appear in the Top Gear show.

I'm investigating, and the above-info may me revised in the future. 8)


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