Never really digged Traffic as much as they deserved - The only album I knew well was John Barleycorn on vinyl, but the real great albums to me are Low Spark of High Heeled Boys and esp. Shootout At The Fantasy Bar. Astonishingly 2 of their albums were recorded in Jamaica ! One at Dynamic Sounds in Kingston, where The stones also recorded and one was recorde at Strawberry Hill studio ( that is Chris Blackwell's fantastic mansion in the Blue Mountains way over Kingston ). Maybe that makwes these albums so specail ? The mixture of acousticwith electric instruments - hard and soft, good melodies and jamming and last but not least the great vocals from Dave Mason and Stevie Winwood on the early albums ('Feelin' Alright' is my fave from Dave Mason) fit perfectly. Dark Skies is my favorite Stevie Winwood song. Best song by the group is that nearly 15 minute long jam on Low Sparks or was it on Shoot Out At.. ?, the name escapes me, to at the moment (something with Rock..) and the CD's are in another room - just heard them shm-cd's for the first time yesterday - although the mastering is from 2002 now the sound really makes sense to me... .both records are among the best sounding in my collection - couldn't stop playing them on and on ....astonishing given that they were recorded in 1971 ! Your faves are ?