September 28, 2012 – 4:30 am

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San Francisco 1970 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA; July 2, 1970. Good to very good audience recording (Aud remaster from 2nd Gen Tape)

Thanks to Doc Tinker who shared this on Dime in 2006.

This is what the good doctor noted back then:

Friends, here is a phantastic Traffic trio performance in near exellent quality! Although on this recording is a louder crowd documented than on the day before (7/1/70), this is still a phantastic audience recording! This means sound quality and performance!

I had this for a while, but for some reason I never really liked to listen to it! But after listening recently, I realized that the high end range, ORIGINALLY(?) on this tape, is so overpresent, that it really hurts, after some listening! That’s the reason, why it was necessary, in my opinion, to reduce the high frequency range on this recording in Cool Edit Pro!

2nd Gen - Cassette - Nak Dragon - EAC - Cool Edit - Flac

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Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring (9.5MB)
Track 102. Every Mother’s Son (9.2MB)
Track 103. Medicated Goo (5.6MB)
Track 104. John Barleycorn (7.9MB)
Track 105. Pearly Queen (6.6MB)
Track 106. Stranger To Himself (9.4MB)
Track 107. Empty Pages (6.7MB)
Track 108. 40000 Headmen (9.3MB)
Track 109. Outro (1.8MB)

Disc 2 (Set 2)
Track 201. Glad/Freedom Rider (27.7MB)
Track 202. Can’t Find My Way Home (5.8MB)
Track 203. Pearly Queen (5.9MB)
Track 204. Stranger To Himself (9.2MB)
Track 205. John Barleycorn (9.1MB)
Track 206. No Time To Live (8.6MB)
Track 207. Feelin’ Good (23.6MB)
Track 208. Dear Mr Fantasy (9.3MB)

Steve Winwood - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Jim Capaldi - drums, vocals
Chris Wood - saxophone, flute, keyboards

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  1. 17 Responses to “TRAFFIC - FILLMORE WEST”

  2. this one never circulates because the day before does. that one is an fm/sbd but not as long. there are two santa monica recordings one from 70 and one from 72. one of them is from the video. the other is from the fm/sbd. both are obviously highly recommended. something i have never seen is the performance where they opened for jimi then joined him for his encores. i have jimis set including the encores with steve and chris but i havent seen traffics set anywhere that i recall.

    By darth on Sep 28, 2012

  3. this has been available from dime since.. Mastered, transferred & uploaded to Dime on June 16 2006 by Doc Tinker!
    If this came from rare rock collection fetish then he/she just links to sugarmegs where this has been available for a very long time.
    your welcome.

    By sluggo on Sep 28, 2012

  4. Darth, I know you are a Clapton Fan.

    By sluggo on Sep 28, 2012

  5. thanks, bigO, for the traffic report!


    By I-) on Sep 28, 2012

  6. i had that clapton set thanks. i noticed they posted it on tube too. guess its making the rounds. it has some incredible moments on it that absolutely should be heard.
    its especially interesting to me in particular for the homeboy outtake jams. if anyone isnt familiar.. ec did 14 of the 18 tracks on the soundtrack to the movie homeboy starring mickey roarke in 88. theyre all instrumental. its fantastic stuff. if u like his guitar playing more than his voice.. jump on that. and a couple of the tracks on the above boot that sluggo posted the link to are outtakes from that sndtrck.
    there was a 6 part bbc miniseries called edge of darkness with joe don baker. ec did the music to this too. a 12 inch ep was released for this but its only like 20 mins. kinda hard to locate but hardly worth it compared to the 90mins worth of music that if u struggle with those 6 hours u can squeeze out of the video and make an audio tape like i did once. haha. i no longer have that tape but it was one of my fave items once. no there are no outtakes of that here but there should be.

    thank u for the effort to inform me of the 17 track boot. it is a nice item.

    By darth on Sep 29, 2012

  7. on this item being on sugarmegs.. they got it from a source that used the same description that was used here. it entered their collection twice. they had to redo their site several times so its impossible to know exactly how long theyve had it but best as i can tell theyve probably had it for over 5 years. its #d in the 1700s and low 2000s. they have nearly 60000 items/shows now. they started at the end of 96 but since this wasnt shared til mid 06 i guess the #’ing theyre using doesnt mean a lot.
    i once got a terabyte hard drive filled from the guy who runs the site with approximately 24000 items/shows put onto it for me. all i had to do was send it to him and pay the postage for him to send it to me. took him under 2 weeks i believe. i had tiger direct send him a brand new one from seagate for something like $80 and i sent him a check for $10. guess that was like 4 years ago. i havent been able to get ahold of him since. he must be really busy or really stoned. lol.

    By darth on Sep 29, 2012

  8. he must be really busy or really stoned


    By sluggo on Sep 29, 2012

  9. a spirited performance by one of Great Britain’s best and most innovative bands of the Sixties and Seventies – Traffic. Each incarnation of this band had their merits. They started with Psychedelia, Pop, Folk, Jazz and Soul. By 1970 after Winwoods short stint with the ill fated (but musically brilliant) supergroup Blind Faith the new line-up was reduced to a trio with the three founder members Winwood, Wood and Capaldi. The same year this line-up recorded the superb John Barleycorn album.

    By Tony Lauber on Sep 29, 2012

  10. if u really like the barleycorn album make sure u get the deluxe cd edition. it has 10 rare trax that shouldnt be missed. 7 tracks from fillmore east nov 18/19th 1970 and 3 are alternate mix and 1st version type things. its delicious!! especially the 14.5 min version of glad/freedom rider. in fact if any of my friends need this…

    By darth on Sep 30, 2012

  11. so darth, you liked the deluxe version so much you actually bought it ?
    oh wait, you are offering a free download to your friends. That`s awesome, you are awesome offering a piece of art that doesn`t belong to you to others as if it is yours to give away. how do you justify this ?

    By wurm on Sep 30, 2012

  12. Don’t bite, Darth. Ignore the previous comment. Lately, what I’ve seen of your writings has been sane. Don’t spoil it now.

    By Chris Maddock on Oct 3, 2012

  13. My brother and I attended the Traffic Concert at the Filmore West. I could have sworn it to be a Midnight performance July 4? It was transcendent.

    By Mark Lee on Nov 18, 2012

  14. “Don’t bite, Darth. Ignore the previous comment.”

    darth never listens to anyone does he chris?

    “Lately, what I’ve seen of your writings has been sane.”

    didnt last very long did it? lmfao!

    By barth on Mar 16, 2013


    By DROPKICK SARGE on Mar 16, 2013

  16. Pleasant? You got to be kidding-not with your loud/unecessary/childlike CAPS.


    By joe psycho on Mar 17, 2013

  17. Give him a break, his keyboard is all sticky and the cap lock is stuck.

    By nutshell on Mar 17, 2013


    By DROPKICK SARGE on Mar 17, 2013

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