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John Barleycorn Must Die - Traffic - Soul Of The Road (CD)
Label: Aulica - A.133 • Format: CD Unofficial Release • Country: Italy • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock
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John Barleycorn Must Die was the fourth album by Traffic. However, as many have surely noted in their reviews, this album was originally a Steve Winwood solo album. However.. though Winwood is a fabulously talented musician.. having one of the most soulful and distinctive voices in rock.. is in fact simply is not a good songwriter/5(34).
Traffic disbanded in , during which time Winwood joined Blind Faith, then reunited in to release the critically acclaimed album John Barleycorn Must Die. The band's line-up varied from this point until they disbanded again in A partial reunion, with Winwood and Capaldi, took place in
Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die ( uk, superb classic album, japan SHM and deluxe double disc edition) After disbanding the original version of Traffic, a 22 year old Steve Winwood emerged from the tumultuous over-hype and eventual self-combustion of Blind Faith in still owing Island records two albums.
May 14, · Traffic was an interesting experiment, part blue-eyed soul, part exotica- the Indian music motifs, jazz elements and psychedelia was an interesting brew, even if it didn’t always work, e.g., the first part of track,”Colored Rain” from the Mr. Fantasy album (also known as Heaven is in Your Mind in the U.S.) is a romp- classic early Winwood.
The latter is a reworking of the traditional English folk song “John Barleycorn,” an ode to barley-based libations. Traffic brilliantly kept its roots intact while brewing its own concoction of folk-rock similar to that of Fairport Convention, save for some exemplary flute playing by Wood.
The live set, with Traffic augmented by Rick Grech on bass and guitar, finds them mixing songs from John Barleycorn Must Die with similar tunes from Last Exit and the self-titled second album. They explore the jamming possibilities of the newer material particularly on the closing version of "Glad/Freedom Rider" that runs more than 14 minutes.
As such, John Barleycorn Must Die moved beyond the jamming that had characterized some of Traffic's work to approach the emerging field of jazz-rock. And that helped the band to achieve its commercial potential; this became Traffic's first gold album.
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of John Barleycorn Must Die on Discogs. Label: Island Records - • Series: Island Masters - IMCD40,Island Masters - IMCD 40 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Prog Rock.
Jul 10, · John Barleycorn Must Die was released on the Island Records label in July It entered the UK charts a month later, reaching no. In the US it did even better, and was the band’s first Gold album, peaking at no. 5 on the Billboard charts.