On the Road (Traffic album)


On the Road (Traffic album)
On the Road
Live album by Traffic
Released October 1973
Recorded April 1973, Germany
Genre Progressive rock, jazz fusion
Length 74:24 Reissue
Label Island
Producer Chris Blackwell
Traffic chronology
Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory
1973
On the Road
1973
When the Eagle Flies
1974

On The Road is a live album (2 LPs, reissued on 1 CD) by English rock band Traffic, released in 1973. Recorded live in Germany, it features the Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory lineup plus extra keyboardist (for live performances) Barry Beckett.

The initial U.S. release of On the Road was as a single LP consisting of: "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" (edited to 15:10), "Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory," "(Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired" & "Light Up or Leave Me Alone."

The album reached number 40 in the UK[1] and number 29 in the USA.[2]

Contents

Reception

In their retrospective review, Allmusic praised the playing of Roger Hawkins, David Hood, and Barry Beckett, but condemned the album for both stretching the songs out for too long and failing to improve on the lackluster studio versions of the three songs from Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory.[3]

Track listing

Disc one

  1. "Glad" / "Freedom Rider" (Winwood)/(Winwood, Capaldi) – 20:35
  2. "Tragic Magic" (Chris Wood) – 8:39
  3. "(Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired" (Winwood, Capaldi) – 10:31

Disc two

  1. "Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory" (Winwood, Capaldi) – 6:51
  2. "Light Up or Leave Me Alone" (Capaldi) – 10:56
  3. "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" (Winwood, Capaldi) – 17:47

Personnel

Production notes:

  • Chris Blackwell – producer
  • Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Jimmy Johnson – mixing
  • Jeff Willens – mastering
  • Ann Borthwick – cover art
  • Brian Cooke – photography

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1973 UK Albums Chart 40[1]
Billboard Pop Albums 29[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Traffic in the UK Charts, The Official Charts. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Traffic in the USA Charts, Allmusic. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  3. ^ On the Road (Traffic album) at Allmusic

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • On the Road (disambiguation) — On the Road is a novel by Jack Kerouac. On the Road may also refer to: On the Road (George Carlin album) On the Road (Lee Roy Parnell album) On the Road (song), a song written by Bob McDill, and recorded by country music artist Lee Roy Parnell On …   Wikipedia

  • Album-oriented rock — (sometimes referred to as Adult oriented rock or as West Coast Rock), abbreviated AOR and originally called album oriented radio, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists. This format developed and… …   Wikipedia

  • The Dirty Mac — Origin London, England Genres Rock and roll, blues rock Years active 1968 Associated acts The Beatles, Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Plastic O …   Wikipedia

  • Traffic (band) — For other uses, see Traffic (disambiguation). Traffic Traffic in 1973 Background information Origin Birmingham, England …   Wikipedia

  • Traffic (groupe) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Traffic.  Pour l’article homophone, voir Trafic. Traffic est un groupe de rock britannique. Sommaire 1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The La De Das — Infobox musical artist 2 Name = La De Das Img capt = Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Born = Died = Origin = New Zealand Instrument = Genre = Occupation = Years active = Label = Associated acts = URL = Current members = Past… …   Wikipedia

  • The Beatles — This article is about the band. For other uses, see The Beatles (disambiguation). Fab Four redirects here. For other uses, see Fab Four (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Road debris — Debris in a cycle lane Road debris, a form of road hazard, is debris on or off a road. Road debris includes substances, materials, and objects that are foreign to the normal roadway environment. Debris may be produced by vehicular or nonvehicular …   Wikipedia

  • Traffic — Para otros usos de este término, véase Traffic (desambiguación). Traffic Datos generales Origen Reino Unido …   Wikipedia Español

  • The Rolling Stones — Para la revista musical, véase Rolling Stone. The Rolling Stones …   Wikipedia Español


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.