TRAFFIC - EAST RUTHERFORD 1994

November 17, 2021 – 5:14 am

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TRAFFIC
East Rutherford 1994 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ; August 3, 1994. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to Charlie Miller; and to paul44 for sharing the show at Dime.

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bbchron.blogspot.com:

Steve Winwood, after re-connecting with former Traffic bandmate Jim Capaldi on some songs for his Refugees of the Heart (1990) solo album, when he began working on his next album asked Capaldi to help him out on it. The resulting songwriting collaborations eventually became designated a new Traffic album, Far From Home (1994), even though only Winwood and Capaldi were involved (with Steve playing all the instruments except drums, and Jim adding some drum, percussion, and backing vocals).

So, it wasn’t exactly a reunion album as much as Steve and Jim just hanging out and working together on some songs. Nonetheless, it was labelled a new Traffic album, what would be their last, and it garnered much success.

For the accompanying world tour, former bassist Rosko Gee joined in, and veteran multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett (Sea Level, and much session work) was added on flute, sax, and keyboards, along with Mike McEvoy (keyboards) and Wlfredo Reyes (drums), making a strong touring band.

For part of their tour, they opened for the Grateful Dead, upon a request from Bob Weir based on a fan suggestion. The tour was a big success, but did not lead to any further recording or touring from Traffic. Many years later, in 2005, a double live album from this 1994 tour was released as The Last Traffic Jam, and it was dedicated to Jim Capaldi, who had died of stomach cancer that year.

Here is a fine show from that 1994 tour, one of the dates where they opened for The Dead, and which featured Jerry Garcia joining the band on ‘Dear Mr. Fantasy’. Although the setlist was a bit shorter on these opening sets than for their headlining shows on this tour, it’s still a great show, and nice to hear Jerry Garcia jamming with Traffic.

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SBD > Master Dat (44.1k)
Transfer: Master Dat (Sony PCM-R500) > Sound Devices 744T > Samplitude Pro X3 Suite > FLAC/16
All Transfers and Mastering by Charlie Miller

Patch Info:
Riding High (0:00 - 3:23): Nakamichi CM300/CP4 > Cassette Master
Thanks to Jon Pasternak and seaweed420 for the patch source


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Disc 1
Track 101. Riding High 6:24
Track 102. Some Kinda Woman 5:22
Track 103. Medicated Goo 5:31
Track 104. Mozambique 5:44
Track 105. Rock And Roll Show 7:09
Track 106. Rainmaker 7:59
Track 107. Empty Pages 4:24
43 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys 13:43
Track 202. Light Up Or Leave Me Alone 13:19
Track 203. John Barleycorn 7:54
Track 204. Dear Mr Fantasy (with Jerry Garcia on guitar) 8:03
43 mins

Lineup:
Steve Winwood - guitar, piano, vocals
Randall Bramblett - flute, saxophone, keyboards
Mike McEvoy - keyboards
Rosko Gee - bass
Wilfredo Reyes, Jr - drums, percussion
Jim Capaldi - drums, vocals

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  1. 17 Responses to “TRAFFIC - EAST RUTHERFORD 1994”

  2. Thanks much for this show. Sad it was only Capaldi and Winwood; Chris Wood was already gone by 1994 but Dave Mason should have been invited to rejoin. Still, a last hurrah for two bands in a way as Garcia would leave us the following year. Saw Winwood in 1988 in Hershey, PA; great show.

    By Tony Pizza on Nov 17, 2021

  3. Rumor has it this was a band of Big Uns and Average Uns

    By U L E on Nov 17, 2021

  4. With Winwood and Capaldi being the Big Uns . The rest Average Uns

    By U L E on Nov 17, 2021

  5. Go away, you sicko. Die while you’re at it

    By HHH on Nov 17, 2021

  6. Name stealer above , not me , but I agree . Little Homo should be tied up and sodomized by 50 well hung black apes . I’m sure he would enjoy that .

    By HHH on Nov 17, 2021

  7. Thanks for sharing guys. Traffic was a great band.

    By Macca on Nov 17, 2021

  8. I taped the Traffic 1994 show in Holmdel NJ. Only known version in circulation. 14th row.

    By Ping Pong Bob on Nov 17, 2021

  9. I always wish that Dave Mason had never left the band. Was with them from ‘Paper Sun’ onwards. What a great act. Thank you for this BigO.

    By Derrick & the Dominos on Nov 17, 2021

  10. Gee HHH, you gots some kinky interracial fantasies there. “sodomized by 50 hung blacks”? And you call me a homo? Control yourself, Brucie.

    By U L E on Nov 18, 2021

  11. They might be my dad, Mom fucked a lot of guys who talked funny.

    But most of them were inbred hillbillies, like most of my family.

    Maybe cousin Jim Bob is my dad……..

    By DD on Nov 18, 2021

  12. I wannabe jizz on Traci’s thighs

    By Heartlands Patriot on Nov 18, 2021

  13. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Nov 18, 2021

  14. Me an HHH are good buddies

    By U L E on Nov 18, 2021

  15. Twernt me on last one , nuther fake

    By U L E on Nov 18, 2021

  16. Thank you for the Traffic Big O Amigos. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys should be good for a Thompson sunset. Be well, James

    By James on Nov 18, 2021

  17. Twernt me on any ever , all fakes

    By U L E on Nov 19, 2021

  18. Nuther fake on last one . Twernt me

    By U L E on Nov 20, 2021

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