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Mr. Fantasy

Mr. Fantasy

UPC: 8013252900181

Format: LP

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Rehearsed and written at a cottage in the Berkshire countryside, Traffic's debut was former child prodigy Steve Winwood's first foray into headier territory after a stint playing R&B-fueled rock & roll with the Spencer Davis Group. Rounded out by drummer Jim Capaldi and multi-instrumentalists Chris Wood and Dave Mason, MR. FANTASY included experimentation with vaudeville-inspired numbers ("Berkshire Poppies"), flamenco-flavored fantasy ("Dealer"), and sitar-drenched meditations ("Utterly Simple"). Winwood's inspired organ playing and soulful singing emerge on cuts like "Coloured Rain." In keeping with the band's unorthodox approach to composition and arrangement, "Giving To You" offers a funky groove sandwiched between tidbits of an overheard conversation about the relative merits of jazz.


1 - Paper Sun
2 - Heaven Is in Your Mind
3 - Berkshire Poppies
4 - House for Everyone
5 - No Face, No Name and No Number
6 - Dear Mr Fantasy
7 - Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush
8 - Smiling Phases
9 - Hole in My Shoe
10 - Dealer
11 - Utterly Simple
12 - Coloured Rain
13 - Hope I Never Find Me There
14 - Giving to You
15 - Am I What I Was or Was I What I Am