Thursday, April 5, 2007

TRAFFIC - Last Exit

Last Exit, released in May 1969, was the third album by the British rock band Traffic. It was a collection of odds and ends put together by Island Records after the initial breakup of the band. As implied by the cover photos the album features the original lineup of Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason, though Mason does not actually appear on most of the album."Just For You" was previously released in February 1968 as a Dave Mason solo B-side. (The A-side was called "Little Woman".) This was after Mason left Traffic the first time, following Mr. Fantasy. Conveniently for its use on this album, the other members of Traffic backed up Mason on this track."Medicated Goo" & "Shanghai Noodle Factory" were the A- and B- sides, respectively, of a December 1968 single. Mason does not appear on these tracks. "Something's Got A Hold Of My Toe" is an instrumental and appears to be an outtake not originally intended for release. It is unclear why producer Jimmy Miller (a lyricist elsewhere on the album) gets a co-writing credit on this. "Withering Tree" was previously released as the B-side to "Feelin' Alright?" (September 1968). It was most likely recorded while Mason was in the band but he may not actually appear on it. The two Fillmore West live tracks that make up the second half do not feature Mason.

Track List:
1. Just For You
2. Shanghai Noodle Factory
3. Something's Got A Hold Of My Toe
4. Withering Tree
5. Medicated Goo
6. Feelin' Good (Live At The Fillmore West)
7. Blind Man (Live At The Fillmore West)

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Anonymous said...

can't download because it seems to have been deleted because of too few requests. Could you please upload it again?

thanks a lot, Peter

Anonymous said...

ditto to Peter, please re-up