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Traffic - Mr. Fantasy flac album
Mr. Fantasy
Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock
FLAC album size:
1126 mb
Other formats:
4.6 ✪

Fantasy is the debut album by English rock band Traffic. It was released in December 1967. The recording included group members Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, and Dave Mason; however, Mason left the band shortly after the album was released. The album reached the number 16 position in the UK albums chart, and number 88 in the American Billboard 200 chart.

Mr. Fantasy ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180). Island Records, Simply Vinyl. SVLP 099. UK. Unknown. Heaven Is In Your Mind ‎(LP, Album, Mon). United Artists Records. Mr. Fantasy ‎(LP, Album).

Fantasy" was Traffic's first album and is also one of their most popular. This is one of the albums which leads to their categorisation as a Prog Folk band, later releases moving in a more jazz orientated direction. Prior to the release of the album in 1967, the band had enjoyed singles chart success with "Paper sun" and Dave Mason's "Hole in my shoe". Yes, the hit singles, which were the calling card for the group, were good, even though the rest of the band thought that Mason's song A Hole In My Shoe wasn't representative for Traffic, because of it being too poppy. Well, it's poppy, no doubt, but it's well written, like all of the early hit singles, including Smiling Phases. The album itself, as showcased by the (original) UK recording: the highlights are Winwood's songs Dear Mr. Fantasy; No Face, No Name, No Number; and Coloured Rain. The Dave Mason songs couldn't stand the test of time.

In 1967, the British record industry considered albums and singles separate entities; thus, Mr. Fantasy did not contain the group's three previous Top Ten . Just as the album was being released in the . Traffic split from Dave Mason. The album was changed drastically for .

Слушайте Mr. Fantasy от Traffic на Deezer. Благодаря потоковой трансляции музыки на Deezer вы можете слушать более 53 млн треков, создавать свои плейлисты и делиться любимыми песнями с друзьями. No Face, No Name, No Number (Album Version). Автор: Jim Capaldi, Композиторы: Steve Winwood.

Dear Mr. Fantasy will always stand out as an anthem of the 60's. But, it doesn't stop there. Heaven Is In Your Mind, Dealer, Hope I Never Find Me There and House for Everyone are real tunes. I forgot to mention Paper Sun, that was the group's first single. The album is just a masterpiece from the start to finish. Of all of the catalog, either Mr. Fantasy, which is a true masterpiece of the period or the "Traffic" self-titled second album, are highly recommended over the current American label offerings. The Remastering of the first two albums was done with such care as to not sound to bright or harsh as digital processing has a tendency to do. "Heaven is in your mind", "Dear Mr. Fantasy", "We're a fade you missed this", "Smiling phases" and "Coloured rain" all open up aurally as never before heard.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Paper Sun
Written-By – J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood*
A2 Dealer
Written-By – J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood*
A3 Coloured Rain
Written-By – C. Wood*, J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood*
A4 Hole In My Shoe
Written-By – D. Mason*
A5 No Face, No Name And No Number
Written-By – J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood*
A6 Heaven Is In Your Mind
Written-By – C. Wood*, J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood*
B1 House For Everyone
Written-By – D. Mason*
B2 Berkshire Poppies
Written-By – C. Wood*, J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood*
B3 Giving To You
Written-By – C. Wood*, D. Mason*, J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood*
B4 Smiling Phases
Written-By – C. Wood*, J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood*
B5 Dear Mr. Fantasy
Written-By – C. Wood*, J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood*
B6 We're A Fade, You Missed This
Written-By – J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood*

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – United Artists Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – United Artists Records, Inc.
  • Licensed From – Island Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Olympic Studios
  • Published By – Essex Music, Inc.


  • Engineer – Eddie Kramer
  • Photography By – Mike Sida
  • Producer – Jimmy Miller
  • Vocals, Drums, Percussion – Jim Capaldi
  • Vocals, Flute, Saxophone, Organ, Percussion – Chris Wood
  • Vocals, Organ, Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Harpsichord, Arranged By – Steve Winwood


Jacket front/rear and spine: UAL 6651
Labels: UAL-6651

Recorded at Olympic.
Licensed by Island Records Ltd., London
An Island Record Production

The same album cover was used for both, the Stereo and the Mono release. This release has the Mono printed on front as UAL 3651 and back as High Fidelity UAL 3651

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): UAL 6651-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): UAL 6651-B
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILP961, ILP-961 Traffic Mr. Fantasy ‎(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Island Records, Island Records ILP961, ILP-961 UK 1967
SVLP 099 Traffic Mr. Fantasy ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Island Records, Simply Vinyl SVLP 099 UK Unknown
UAS 6651 Traffic Heaven Is In Your Mind ‎(LP, Album, Mon) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1967
UAS 6651 Traffic Mr. Fantasy ‎(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 6651 US 1968
85.748 - I Traffic Mr. Fantasy ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records 85.748 - I Spain Unknown