TRAFFIC | SHOOT OUT AT THE FANTASY FACTORY (180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL/LIMITED ANNIVERSAR
Traffic were one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the sixties and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the seventies. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time.
In 1973, the legendary founding members Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and percussionist Rebop Kwaku Baah went back to the recording studio after releasing their 1971 smash The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (FRM-9180) and continued their winning streak with their groundbreaking prog masterpiece Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory.
Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop, the multi-faceted music of Shoot Out at the Fan- tasy Factory offers non-stop entertainment which truly illustrates the legendary talent of these English superstars. Whether standout tracks from the pens of Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi like their rockin' opener Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory or the prog-rock jam classics Roll Right Stones and (Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired, or Chris Wood's stunning Tragic Magic, the Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory 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, hard rocking guitar and vocals of the legendary Steve Winwood, the explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of the late Jim Capaldi, the percussion beat from the late Rebop Kwaku Baah, and help from Memphis session greats Roger Hawkins and David Hood, the Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory album will always be one of the most revered albums in their extraordinary career. No matter what track is your favorite, it's all about Traffic, classic Traffic, and it just doesn't get much better than this.
It is now with much anticipation and honor to continue the Traffic/ Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with our installment with their monumental rock classic Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at Friday Music Studios, Traffic's Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory album is truly one of the most important audiophile vinyl releases of this year.
To make this an even more enjoyable 40th Anniversary limited edition happening, for a very short time, we are also including the very rare die-cut cover to go along with this first time 180 Gram Audiophile release!
Look to the Friday Music label for more Traffic masterpieces on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl in the very near future. Welcome back Traffic...with their amazing top masterpiece Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory...on pristine 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl...a true rock classic...only from your friends at Friday Music.