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English rock band whose members came from the West Midlands. The group formed in April 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood, and Dave Mason. They began as a psychedelic rock group whose early singles were influenced by The Beatles and diversified their sound through the use of instruments such as keyboards like the Mellotron, reed instruments, and by incorporating jazz and improvisational techniques in their music. After disbanding in 1969, during which time Winwood joined Blind Faith, Traffic reunited in 1970 to release the album John Barleycorn Must Die. The band's line-up varied from this point until they disbanded again in 1975, although a partial reunion, with Winwood and Capaldi, took place in 1994. In 2004, Traffic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Various Artists — A Band for All Seasons Various Artists — A Band for All Seasons
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 87CD, 2020, 4CD)
Anton Barbeau — Heaven Is in Your Mind Anton Barbeau — Heaven Is in Your Mind
(Fruits de Mer winkle 28, 2017, 7")
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Traffic — When the Eagle Flies Traffic — When the Eagle Flies
(Island Records 314 548 826-2, 1974/2003, CD)
Traffic — On the Road Traffic — On the Road
(Island Records 440 063 464-2, 1973/2003, CD)
Traffic — Shoot out at the Fantasy Factory Traffic — Shoot out at the Fantasy Factory
(Island Records 422 842 781-2, 1973/2003, CD)
Traffic — The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys Traffic — The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
(Island Records 314 548 827-2, 1971/2002, CD)
Traffic — Welcome to the Canteen Traffic — Welcome to the Canteen
(Island Records 314 586 847-2, 1971/2002, CD)
Traffic — John Barleycorn Must Die Traffic — John Barleycorn Must Die
(Island Records 314 548 541-2, 1970/2001, CD)
Traffic — Last Exit Traffic — Last Exit
(Island Records 548 540, 1969/2001, CD)
Traffic — Traffic Traffic — Traffic
(Island Records 546 498-2, 1968/1999, CD)
Traffic — First Exit Traffic — First Exit
(Mega Dodo , 1967/2018, LP)
Traffic — Mr. Fantasy (AKA Heaven Is in Your Mind) Traffic — Mr. Fantasy (AKA Heaven Is in Your Mind)
(Island Records 314 542 324-2, 1967/2000, CD)
Traffic — Where the Poppies Grow - Historic Radio Sessions 1967 Traffic — Where the Poppies Grow - Historic Radio Sessions 1967
(Mega Dodo Vogon VCD2005, 1967/2018, CD)

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