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Steve Winwood formed Traffic with Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason, and Chris Wood in 1967. In the spirit of the times, the group was intended to be a cooperative, with the members living together in a country cottage in Berkshire and collaborating on their songs. Signed to Island Records their single "Paper Sun," peaked in the U.K. Top Five in July 1967 and also spent several weeks in the lower reaches of the charts in America. Traffic recorded two sessions for Saturday Club and Top Gear shows in 1967. Session 1 first aired October 1967 while session 2 first aired December 1967 recorded for the Top Gear programme. Both are released here for the first time. Traffic also toured Europe and the live recording that comprises part two of this album was also made for radio broadcast, this time in Sweden at Radiohuset, Stockholm on Sept. 12th, 1967


1. Paper Sun / 2. A House For Everyone / 4. Coloured Rain / 5. Dear Mr. Fantasy / 6. Smiling Phases / 7. Heaven Is In Your Mind / 8. Dealer / 9. No Face, No Name, No Number / 10. Hope They Never Find Me Here / 11. Giving To You [live] / 12. Smiling Phases [live] / 13. Coloured Rain [live] /14. Hole In My Shoe [live] / 15. Feelin’ Good [live] / 16. Paper Sun [live] / 17. Dear Mr Fantasy [live]