Traffic - 1994 - Far From Home [EAC FLAC]
Title: Far From Home
Format: CD, Album
Producer: Steve Winwood, assisted by Jim Capaldi
Release Date: May 9, 1994
Recorded: Woodstock, Kilcoole, near Dublin, Eire
Label: Virgin Records
Catalog: 7243 8 39490 2 1/CDV 2727
Barcode: 7 24383 94902 1
Genre: Rock, British Rock, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock
Traffic were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1967. The group formed in April 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. They began as a psychedelic rock group and diversified their sound through the use of instruments such as keyboards like the Mellotron and harpsichord, sitar, and various reed instruments, and by incorporating jazz and improvisational techniques in their music. Their first three singles were "Paper Sun", "Hole in My Shoe", and "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush".
After disbanding in 1969, during which time Winwood joined Blind Faith, Traffic reunited in 1970 to release the critically acclaimed album John Barleycorn Must Die. The band's line-up varied from this point until they disbanded again in 1975. A partial reunion, with Winwood and Capaldi, took place in 1994. In 2004, Traffic were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Far From Home:
Far From Home, released in 1994, is the eighth and final studio album by the rock band Traffic, and the first in two decades since the release of When the Eagle Flies in 1974. It was recorded at a large house called Woodstock, outside Kilcoole to the south of Dublin, and mixed at the Chateau Miraval in Correns, southern France.
The album reached number 29 in the UK Albums Chart, where it remained for four weeks, making it by far Traffic's most commercially successful album in their home country since John Barleycorn Must Die. In Germany, it scored two minor hits ("Here Comes a Man" and "Some Kinda Woman") and reached number 22 in the album charts. It also managed to reach number 33 in the USA Billboard chart.
The song "State of Grace" was written by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi to be a Jim Capaldi solo tune, but when the Traffic reunion unexpectedly occurred, they decided to use it for the Far from Home album instead.
AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann:
It could be argued that, in its most basic form, Traffic was a vehicle for the songs of Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi, who wrote most of the material and on some tracks were the only musicians performing. But the question of whether Winwood and Capaldi could validly constitute Traffic by themselves was not addressed until 1994, 20 years after the group disbanded, when the two surprisingly announced they would be recording and touring under their old band name. The album they made together sounded for the most part like a Winwood solo album. He played most of the instruments and sang (Capaldi drummed and sang occasional backup vocals), and he didn't show much interest in the lengthy instrumental passages that characterized Traffic in its heyday. Winwood, the composer, had simply moved on from that old style, and since the new Traffic wasn't a band in any real sense, its sound reflected his contemporary concerns. But if you listened to the lyrics, written by Capaldi, you did hear traces of the old Traffic. Granted, lyrics were not among Traffic's strong suits, but Capaldi, in his sometimes roundabout way, did have certain continuing concerns -- a generalized sense of spirituality, a tendency to give advice, and a rejection of the negative aspects of modern society. Winwood may have wished to return to music of greater substance, and if so, he got what he wanted; Far from Home certainly explored weightier topics than a Steve Winwood album. But Capaldi hadn't really improved as a writer over the years, and the final product still worked better musically than lyrically, and, to most ears, didn't really sound like a Traffic album. The resulting confusion kept the album from having much commercial impact.
Riding High (5:34)
Here Comes a Man (5:09)
Far From Home (8:36)
Nowhere Is Their Freedom (7:00)
Holy Ground (7:51)
Some Kinda Woman (5:29)
Every Night, Every Day (5:32)
This Train Won't Stop (5:26)
State Of Grace (7:18)
Steve Winwood – organs, piano, synthesizers, lead vocals (all tracks), backing vocals (8), lead guitar, basses, programming, flute, saxophone (6), congas (9), timbales (1),
Jim Capaldi – drums, backing vocals (4, 6, 7), percussion, art direction
Davy Spillane - Uilleann pipes (5)
Mick Dolan - rhythm guitar (4), AKAI S1000 programming, engineering and mixing
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