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Traffic – Shootout at the Fantasy Factory (2021 Reissue on 180g Vinyl with Digital Download)

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Released in February 1973, Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory is the sixth studio album by Traffic. It followed their 1971 album The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys and contained five songs. Despite receiving mixed reviews, the album reached No. 6 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, one space higher than Low Spark had peaked in 1972. 

The album was recorded with four members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (bassist David Hood, drummer Roger Hawkins, keyboardist Barry Beckett, and guitarist Jimmy Johnson). Hood and Hawkins appear on all the songs, and are listed as members of Traffic on the album sleeve. Beckett and Johnson only play on Tragic Magic. Hood, Hawkins & Beckett would go on tour with the band as evidenced by the subsequent On the Road album.


Track Listing

Side One

  1. Shootout at the Fantasy Factory
  2. Roll Right Stones

Side Two

  1. Evening Blue
  2. Tragic Magic
  3. (Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired


Producer: Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood

Format: Vinyl / 12” Album

Label: Island Records

Catalogue No: 7751257

Barcode: 0602577512575

Release Date: 14 May 2021