Label: Island Records - IMCD 264 546496-2,Island Remasters - IMCD 264 546496-2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock
Fantasy is the debut album by English rock band Traffic. It was released in December The album reached the number 16 position in the UK albums chart and number 88 in the American Billboard chart. When Brown was asked his favourite memory of engineering, he responded: "Recording Dear Mr Fantasy, one o'clock in the morning, November The UK release was one of the earliest albums on the Island Records label.
This edition had a color gatefold cover and included 10 songs, but left out hit songs from early Traffic singles. The sitaran instrument widely associated with this era of Traffic due to its use on the singles " Paper Sun " and " Hole in My Shoe ", is used on only one track on the UK album, "Utterly Simple".
It featured a different, standard format cover showing three members of the group without Mason. The title of the US album was quickly changed back to Mr. Fantasybut the new cover and track list remained until United Artists went out of business and Island reissued the UK stereo version in the United States in This edition was also released as Mr.
The first Canadian edition was based on the US album, but dropped two songs. This was released in a unique cover with the title Reaping but replaced by the UK stereo album in Both UK and US albums were released in significantly different Hole In My Shoe - Traffic - Mr. Fantasy and mono mixes. This led to four distinct variations of the album. All of these have been re-issued on CD. Fantasy with mono bonus tracks.
The song "Giving to You", was released in 3 different versions. The first was a mono B-side with lyrics in the introduction sung by Winwood. This also appeared on the US mono LP. The mono and stereo UK albums had a revised version, which was released on New Values - Iggy Pop - New Values US stereo album.
A review in the Apr 27, edition of Rolling Stone called the album "one of the best from any contemporary group". Allmusic 's retrospective review is positive, calling Traffic's music "eclectic, combining their background in British pop with a taste for the comic and dance hall styles of Sgt. PepperIndian music, and blues-rock jamming".
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 18 September Wherefore Art Thou Mark Hollis? Archived from the original Hole In My Shoe - Traffic - Mr. Fantasy 24 January Retrieved 7 August All Time Top Albums 3rd ed. Virgin Books. Fantasy — Traffic AllMusic".
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