45th Anniversary Edition Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray
Traffic was one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the '60s and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the '70s. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts that continues to this day. In 1968, the legendary founding members Steve Winwood, Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood went back to the recording studio after releasing the two smash albums Dear Mr. Fantasy and Traffic and continued their winning streak with their groundbreaking third LP Last Exit.
Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop influences, the multi-faceted music of Last Exit offers non-stop entertainment which truly illustrates the legendary talent of this English quartet. Whether standout tracks from the pen of Dave Mason like his classic rock opener "Just For You" or the prog-rock Winwood and Capaldi classic "Withering Tree," the Last Exit album has surely earned its currency over the years as one of the more important albums of their highly embraced musical catalog.
Filled with the piano driven melodies and vocals of the legendary Steve Winwood, the hard rocking vocals and guitar work of the masterful Dave Mason, the explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of the late great Jim Capaldi, the Last Exit album will always be one of the most revered albums in their extraordinary career.
Even further classics ensue…how about the smash sounds of "Shanghai Noodle Factory" or another Traffic epic "Medicated Goo," plus more Windwood/Capaldi/Mason collaborations like "Something’s Got A Hold Of My Toe." In addition to all of these brilliant tracks, there are two lengthy live performances captured at the Fillmore West with the jam vibes of "Feelin’ Good" and the Bobby Blue Bland belter "Blind Man." No matter what track is your favorite, it’s all about classic Traffic, and it just doesn’t get much better than this.
Friday Music continues the Traffic / Friday Music 180 Gram Vinyl Series with the monumental rock classic Last Exit, the fourth installment in the series. Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray. Friday is also including the very rare gatefold cover which includes the original UK gatefold photos of Mason, Winwood, Wood and Capaldi.