Traffic ‎– Mr. Fantasy

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Released in 1967. For the recording, group members included Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, and Dave Mason, however Mason left the band before the album was released. The album reached the number 16 position in the UK album chart on 30 December 1967, and reached number 88 in the American Billboard charts.

Considered by far the strangest and most art rock style album that Traffic released, Mr. Fantasy didn't gain much more than a cult following for Traffic at the time. Critics seemed to like the album, though, and most said it was clear that Steve Winwood and Traffic were good at putting together semi-mainstream psychedelic rock, except this album was not quite mainstream enough. By their next release, the eponymous Traffic, the band was said to have worked through that.
This album features even more horns, flutes, and less rock-style instruments than most of Traffic's future releases. The sitar was used much more in this album than any other later Traffic albums, undoubtedly because of Dave Mason's influence.
The first US version of the album on United Artists Records had a different title Heaven Is In Your Mind and a different cover that featured 3 members of the group without Dave Mason. The title was quickly changed back to Mr. Fantasy but the new cover remained until Island Records re-issued the UK version in the late 1970s. Both the US and UK editions of the album were released in substantially different stereo and mono mixes.
For the original US edition the group changed the album substantially. The song order was changed and a short looping snippet of the group's November 1967 single "Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush" was added between most of the songs. The US LP also added three songs from the group's UK singles, "Paper Sun" and "Hole In My Shoe" and "Smiling Phases" (b-side) while deleting two Dave Mason songs "Hope I Never Find Me There" and "Utterly Simple." The final track on the US album "We're A Fade, You Missed This' is actually the ending of the full length version of "Paper Sun." For most of the songs there are significant differences between the stereo and mono mixes. One song in particular, "Giving to You", actually was released in 3 different versions, including similar mono and stereo versions from the U.K. album, plus a very different mono U.K. b-side mix, which also was later included on the U.S. mono LP. The special U.K. b-side mix includes lyrics sung by Winwood during the introduction which are not heard on any other version.

Tracklist

Heaven Is In Your Mind
Berkshire Poppies
House For Everyone
No Face, No Name And No Number
Dear Mr Fantasy
Dealer
Utterly Simple
Coloured Rain
Hope I Never Find Me There
Giving To You

Versions (153)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILP961, ILP-961 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Island Records, Island Records ILP961, ILP-961 UK 1967 Sell This Version
ILP-800 Traffic Coloured Rain(LP, Album) Island Records ILP-800 Sweden 1967 Sell This Version
ILP-800, STLP-1002 Traffic Coloured Rain(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILP-800, STLP-1002 Sweden 1967 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Heaven Is In Your Mind(LP, Album, Mon) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1967 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Heaven Is In Your Mind(LP, Album, Roc) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1967 Sell This Version
ILPS9061, ILPS 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS9061, ILPS 9061 UK 1967 Sell This Version
ILP961, ILP-961 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Island Records, Island Records ILP961, ILP-961 UK 1967 Sell This Version
ILP961, ILP-961 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Mono, Non) Island Records, Island Records ILP961, ILP-961 UK 1967 Sell This Version
ILPS9061, ILPS 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Rou) Island Records, Island Records ILPS9061, ILPS 9061 UK 1967 Sell This Version
WI/S 4700, WIS 4700 Traffic Reaping(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Stone Records (7), Stone Records (7) WI/S 4700, WIS 4700 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
WI/S 4700, WIS 4700 Traffic Reaping(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Stone Records (7), Stone Records (7) WI/S 4700, WIS 4700 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
WI/S 4700, WI 4700 Traffic Reaping(LP, Album, Mono) Island Records, Stone Records (7) WI/S 4700, WI 4700 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
885.800 TY Traffic Avec Stevie Winwood* Traffic Avec Stevie Winwood* - Traffic Avec Stevie Winwood(LP) Fontana 885.800 TY France 1967 Sell This Version
SFL-932,780 Traffic Traffic(LP, Album) Festival Records SFL-932,780 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
SFL-932,780 Traffic Traffic(LP, Album) Festival Records SFL-932,780 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
FL-32780 Traffic Traffic(LP, Album, Mono) Festival Records FL-32780 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
885 435 TY Traffic Hole In My Shoe(LP, Album) Fontana 885 435 TY Germany 1968 Sell This Version
1112 4061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(4-Trk, Album) United Artists Records 1112 4061 US 1968 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1968 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1968 Sell This Version
SFL-933,052 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album) Festival Records SFL-933,052 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1968 Sell This Version
SFL-933.052 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album) Festival Records SFL-933.052 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1968 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, "Fa) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1968 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, All) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1968 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Mon) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1968 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Mon) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1968 Sell This Version
UAL 3651, UAL-3651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Mono) United Artists Records, United Artists Records UAL 3651, UAL-3651 US 1968 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Res) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1968 Sell This Version
UAX 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(Reel, 4tr Stereo) United Artists Records UAX 6651 US 1968 Sell This Version
SFON-7103 Traffic Traffic First Album(LP, Album) Fontana SFON-7103 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
SLIR 22.017 Traffic Traffic(LP, Album) Ricordi International SLIR 22.017 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
ILPS9061, ILPS 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Orl) Island Records, Island Records ILPS9061, ILPS 9061 UK 1969 Sell This Version
6343 004 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album) Philips 6343 004 Mexico 1970 Sell This Version
ILPS9061, ILPS 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Orl) Island Records, Island Records ILPS9061, ILPS 9061 UK 1970 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RP) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1970 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RP) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1970 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RP) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1970 Sell This Version
ILPS9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Island Records ILPS9061 UK 1970 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RP, Mon) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1970 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RP, No ) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1970 Sell This Version
85 784 IT Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 85 784 IT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
85.748 I Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 85.748 I Spain 1971 Sell This Version
UAS-6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Wad) United Artists Records UAS-6651 US 1971 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RP, All) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1971 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RP, Mon) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1971 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RP, Res) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1971 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RP, Res) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1971 Sell This Version
ICL-26 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ICL-26 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9061 UK 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 19061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records ILPS 19061 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, MP, RE, 2xS) Island Records ILPS 9061 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9061 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, RE, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9061 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
ILS-80277 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Island Records ILS-80277 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
ILS-80277 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ILS-80277 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS 19061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records ILPS 19061 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
27 844 XAT Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records 27 844 XAT Benelux 1976 Sell This Version
85 784 IT Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records 85 784 IT Germany 1976 Sell This Version
85 784 IT Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Mix) Island Records 85 784 IT Germany 1976 Sell This Version
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, All) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1977 Sell This Version
UAS 6651, UAS-6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Res) United Artists Records, United Artists Records UAS 6651, UAS-6651 US 1977 Sell This Version
UAS 6651, UAS-6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Ter) United Artists Records, United Artists Records UAS 6651, UAS-6651 US 1977 Sell This Version
ILS-40043 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ILS-40043 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
85 784-I Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 85 784-I Spain 1978 Sell This Version
ILPS 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ILPS 9061 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ILPS 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ILPS 9061 UK 1979 Sell This Version
200 564 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records 200 564 Benelux 1979 Sell This Version
20S-92 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Island Records, Polystar 20S-92 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
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85 784-I Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 85 784-I Spain 1981 Sell This Version
6313 347 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 6313 347 France 1982 Sell This Version
7E 408243 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(Cass, Album) Island Records 7E 408243 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
ICM 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records ICM 9061 UK 1987 Sell This Version
5B 85784 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album) Island Records 5B 85784 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
ORL 19061, ILPS 19061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records ORL 19061, ILPS 19061 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
A2-90060 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, Club, RE) Island Records A2-90060 US 1988 Sell This Version
P32D-50002, CID 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records P32D-50002, CID 9061 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
90060-2, 7 90060-2 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 90060-2, 7 90060-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
ILPM9061, ILPM-9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records ILPM9061, ILPM-9061 UK 1988 Sell This Version
422-842 783-2, 422 842 783-2 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 422-842 783-2, 422 842 783-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
SEL-RI 2057 842 783-1 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Island Records SEL-RI 2057 842 783-1 South Korea 1990 Sell This Version
PSCD-1133, IMCD 43 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records PSCD-1133, IMCD 43 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
CID 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records CID 9061 UK 1992 Sell This Version
842 783-2, IMCD 43 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Masters 842 783-2, IMCD 43 France 1992 Sell This Version
PHCR-18720 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records PHCR-18720 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
IMCD 43 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records IMCD 43 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
UDCD 572 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE, RM, 24 ) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Island Records UDCD 572 US 1993 Sell This Version
PHCR-4821 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records PHCR-4821 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
JPCD9707471 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD9707471 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
IMCD 264, 546 496-2 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Island Records, Island Records IMCD 264, 546 496-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
PHCW-2701 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Records PHCW-2701 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
SVLP 099 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Island Records, Simply Vinyl SVLP 099 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SVLP 099 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Island Records, Simply Vinyl SVLP 099 UK 1999 Sell This Version
314 542 824-2 Traffic Heaven Is In Your Mind(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Records 314 542 824-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
314 542 823-2 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM, UML) Island Records 314 542 823-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
TRCD-1968 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Traffic) TRCD-1968 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
UICY-9270 Traffic Heaven Is In Your Mind(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pap) Island Records UICY-9270 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-9269 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Island Records UICY-9269 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-93641 Traffic Heaven Is In Your Mind(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Island Records UICY-93641 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
UICY-93640 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Island Records UICY-93640 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
900181 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, 180) Vinyl Lovers 900181 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
LP 5316 Traffic Heaven Is In Your Mind(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Sundazed Music LP 5316 US 2009 Sell This Version
UICY-93640 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM, Unofficial, Jew) Island Records (2) UICY-93640 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
UICY-25100 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Island Records UICY-25100 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
SC-6300 Traffic Heaven Is In Your Mind(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Sundazed Music SC-6300 US 2012 Sell This Version
none Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, 180) Island Records, UMC none Italy 2020 Sell This Version
775 125-4 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP) Island Records 775 125-4 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
LP 5316 Traffic Heaven Is In Your Mind (LP, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Sundazed Music LP 5316 US Unknown Sell This Version
314 542 824-2 Traffic Heaven Is In Your Mind(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Records 314 542 824-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
314 542 824-2 Traffic Heaven Is In Your Mind(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Records 314 542 824-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
LP 5316 Traffic Heaven Is In Your Mind(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Sundazed Music LP 5316 US Unknown Sell This Version
A4 90060 Traffic Mr. Fantasy (Cass, Album, RE) Island Records A4 90060 US Unknown Sell This Version
U-8112 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(8-Trk, Album) United Artists Records U-8112 US Unknown Sell This Version
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CID-90060 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album) Island Records CID-90060 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
314 542 823-2 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Island Records 314 542 823-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 43, 842 783-2 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records IMCD 43, 842 783-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CID 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records CID 9061 UK Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 43, 842 783-2 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records IMCD 43, 842 783-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
3D CID 1003, 510 975-2 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 3D CID 1003, 510 975-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
IMCD 43, 842 783-2 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records IMCD 43, 842 783-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
74321 23013 2 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 74321 23013 2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
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IMCD 264, 546 496-2, 546496-2 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Remasters, Island Records, Island Records IMCD 264, 546 496-2, 546496-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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546 496-2, IMCD 264 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(CD, Album, RP) Island Records, Island Remasters 546 496-2, IMCD 264 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
842 783-4 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(Cass, Album) Island Records 842 783-4 India Unknown Sell This Version
422-842 783-4, 842783-4 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(Cass, Album) Island Records, Island Records 422-842 783-4, 842783-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
408 243 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records 408 243 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
90060-4, 7 90060-4 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 90060-4, 7 90060-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
ORK 719061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records ORK 719061 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
A190060, A1 90060 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Club, RE, Gat) Island Records, Island Records A190060, A1 90060 US Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS 9061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9061 UK Unknown Sell This Version
6343 004, ILP-961 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, Mono, RE, Gat) Philips, Island Records 6343 004, ILP-961 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
ORL 19061 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ORL 19061 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
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SIL-933,052, SFL-933,052 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Festival Records SIL-933,052, SFL-933,052 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
85 784 ET, 85 784 IT Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 85 784 ET, 85 784 IT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
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90060-1 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records 90060-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
85 784 IT, 85 784 ET Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records, Island Records 85 784 IT, 85 784 ET Germany Unknown Sell This Version
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90060-1 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records 90060-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
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85.748 - I Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records 85.748 - I Spain Unknown Sell This Version
90060-1 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, SP,) Island Records 90060-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
UAS 6651, UAS-6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy(LP, Album, RP, Ter) United Artists Records, United Artists Records UAS 6651, UAS-6651 US Unknown Sell This Version
SFON-7103 Traffic Traffic First Album(LP, Album, RP) Fontana SFON-7103 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
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vanmat

vanmat

June 10, 2021
referencing Mr. Fantasy, LP, 775 125-4

Not sure if people are serious regarding the no gatefold, dual lp, or extras. This sounds very good and the vinyl is thick and flat. Worth the current price for the title track alone.
Jayant_S

Jayant_S

June 4, 2021
referencing Mr. Fantasy, LP, 775 125-4
I bought this because of the very reasonable price. Agreed that you don't get a gatefold or any extras, but the pressing SQ is very good. I run all my records (old or new) through an Okki Nokki before the first spin and post cleaning, this record sounds just fine. Quiet, no pops or crackles and well balanced all the way through.
salvator1577

salvator1577

June 3, 2021
referencing Mr. Fantasy, LP, Album, RE, ILPS 9061

Good sounding record,just love it.ten more words words words.
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Jorgeau

Jorgeau

May 28, 2021
referencing Mr. Fantasy, LP, 775 125-4
A masterpiece like this in such a painful edition. It does not have a double lid and a miser insert inside. A real horror !! I will have to get an original copy or a reissue from the early 70s, don't waste your money on this monstrosity.
sleppe

sleppe

May 14, 2021
referencing Mr. Fantasy, Reel, 4tr Stereo, UAX 6651
Dude wants 10K for the reel to reel tape and charges $4.50 shipping. LOL
UTUTUT

UTUTUT

May 14, 2021
referencing Mr. Fantasy, LP, 775 125-4
I got mine from amazon today. What a mess: No gatefold cover! Shame on you, UMG! I will be returning it immediately.
Jake_Plester_Coyne

Jake_Plester_Coyne

May 14, 2021
referencing Mr. Fantasy, LP, 775 125-4
Soooooo are these new pressing worth it. When to buy one today and saw that they weren't gatefolds or die-cuts and thought that I'd ask here first. If they sound good then ill buy them but if sound meh and look bad then forget it.
Adam_A

Adam_A

November 9, 2020
referencing Mr. Fantasy, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180, SVLP 099

I feel like this album kind of helped pave the way for progressive rock, even if this one is a little more folksy than what you would expect from that genre later on in the 1970s. It feels like it has elements of King Crimson, Procol Harum, and The Kinks. But it of course has the signature sounds of Steve Winwood and Dave Mason - which wouldn't last due to the split between Traffic and Mason just after recording this first album. For 1967, it is certainly one of the more interesting rock albums to come out during that most important year for American music.
krudster

krudster

November 6, 2020
referencing Heaven Is In Your Mind, LP, Album, Mono, RE, LP 5316
Really great pressing this. I have a near mint UK 1967 original, and this is just as good. In a way, the track list arguably makes this the better buy. Buy with confidence. It's just a shame they don't also reprint the UK version in mono as well.
tfaison

tfaison

August 11, 2020
referencing Mr. Fantasy, LP, Album, RE, SP,, 90060-1
My copy has the purple label with skyscraper - perhaps early 80s?