Friday, August 5, 2016

Traffic - When The Eagle Flies (1974) (Vinyl)

Year: 1974 (LP 1974)
Label: Island Records (UK), ILPS 9273
Style: Rock
Country: UK
Time: 39:59
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 254 Mb

When the Eagle Flies is the seventh studio album released by English rock band Traffic, in 1974. It was the final album released by the band until their 1994 reunion Far from Home. The album featured Jim Capaldi on drums, keyboards and vocals; Rosko Gee on bass guitar; Steve Winwood on guitar, keyboards, and vocals; and Chris Wood on flute and saxophone. (Percussionist Rebop Kwaku Baah was fired prior to the album's completion, but his contributions are heard on two of its tracks.) The album uses a broader variety of keyboard instruments than previous Traffic albums, adding Moog to their repertoire.
When the Eagle Flies was the band's fourth consecutive studio album to reach the American Top Ten and have gold album status. It was far less successful in the United Kingdom, where it entered the charts at number 31 only to drop off the following week. Traffic toured to support the release, but they disbanded in the middle of the tour in 1974.
Matrix side A: ILPS 9273 A-1U STERLING 1 RR, side B: ILPS 9273 B-1U STERLING 2 RO

01. A1 Something New (03:18)
02. A2 Dream Gerrard (11:05)
03. A3 Graveyard People (06:06)
04. B1 Walking In The Wind (06:52)
05. B2 Memories Of A Rock n Rolla (04:54)
06. B3 Love (03:16)
07. B4 When The Eagle Flies (04:25)

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