September 16, 2013 – 5:01 am

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Winterland 1973 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Winterland, San Francisco, CA; January 26, 1973. Very good soundboard.

Posted at [very likely referring to the non-remastered version]:

Despite some dodgy edits, this is one of the best Traffic bootlegs. A soundboard warts ‘n’ all recording rumored to have once been the property of famous rock promoter Bill Graham. Great playing with the Muscle Shoals augmented line-up as on “On the Road”. The major plus about this recording is the inclusion of tracks that never made the aforementioned official live album - Roll Right Stones, Evening Blue, Empty Pages, 40,000 Headmen, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Stew. The sound quality on this set ranges from very good to excellent, with the bass and drum sound appearing much more dominant than on “On the Road”; the telepathy between the musicians is as good as it gets, thus making this a must for anyone’s collection. If there was any justice in the world, this would be available by doctor’s prescription!

Thanks to grner1 for the remaster and for sharing the tracks at Dime in 2005; and to razorboy for the artwork.

Soundboard recording of unknown lineage > Dat tape. Transferred with Panasonic 3700 > Macintosh with AudioMedia III card > DigiDesign Pro Tools
(Remastered - Speed adjusted, dropouts fixed by pasting in from other channel & gradually panning between stereo & mono) > xAct (Flac level 8 files with sector boundaries verified).

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1 [27:13]
Track 101. Shootout At The Fantasy Factory 6:14 (10.5MB)
Track 102. Rock n’ Roll Stew 7:43 (13.0MB)
Track 103. Roll Right Stones 13:15 (22.3MB)

Disc 2 [56:38]
Track 201. Empty Pages 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 202. Evening Blue 5:34 (9.4MB)
Track 203. 40,000 Headmen 5:26 (9.2MB)
Track 204. Glad 10:10 (17.1MB)
Track 205. Freedom Rider 6:10 (10.4MB)
Track 206. Tragic Magic [cut] 1:54 (3.2MB)
Track 207. (Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired 12:02 (20.2MB)
Track 208. Light Up Or Leave Me Alone 9:42 (16.3MB)

Steve Winwood - keyboards, guitar, vocals
Jim Capaldi - drums, percussion, vocals
Chris Wood - saxophone, flute
Rebop Kwaku Baah - percussion
Barry Beckett - keyboards
David Hood - bass
Roger Hawkins - drums

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  1. 27 Responses to “TRAFFIC - WINTERLAND 1973”

  2. Traffic with beckett, hawkins ,and hood , man , all this lacks is eddie hinton`s soulful voice as a back up for winwood.
    some may or may not know that david hood here [bass] is the father of patterson hood ,[ drive by truckers]
    great , thanks big o.

    By sluggo on Sep 16, 2013

  3. I love this period of Traffic, the “on The Road” album is much too short. Thanks!

    By BillfromPgh on Sep 16, 2013

  4. thank you big o second time this week you have help me out keep the music alive regards

    By the duke on Sep 16, 2013

  5. Thanks again, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Sep 16, 2013

  6. Fanx Big O! Always welcome to get some more Traffic. ‘Specially nice to hear Rollright Stones just round the corner from here . . .think I’ll go and pop up and see what’s wot!

    By swappers on Sep 16, 2013

  7. My copy of this show has 2 more tracks after ‘Light Up…” - “Low Spark…” and “Dear Mr Fantasy”

    btw regarding Beckett, Hood, and Hawkins, the “Muscle Shoals” movie about the studios, those guys, and all the hits they helped make, begins opening in some places within a month

    By cwede on Sep 16, 2013

  8. Missing 2 tracks… Low Spark and Dear Mr Fantasy :(
    Any chance to upload these last 2 tracks?
    Long time in searching of this great bootleg!
    Thank you!

    By Rochacrimson on Sep 17, 2013

  9. I obtained a copy of this with Many a Mile to Freedom after Dear Mr Fantasy, but I think that is a compilation of tracks from 25th and 26th January. That might explain the “missing” tracks here.

    By Alvis on Sep 17, 2013

  10. i assume its january 26th 1973. not 76 that u meant to put in the 3rd line of the description where the title is.

    By darth on Sep 17, 2013

  11. Bigozine…any chance to post the complete concert from 25th January 1973? :p

    By Rochacrimson on Sep 17, 2013

  12. darth u shouldnt ASSume. dont u know what happens when u ASSume? :-)

    By barth on Sep 17, 2013

  13. Thanks for all the feedback. Unfortunately, we only have the January 26th show but not the compilation.

    By bigozine2 on Sep 17, 2013

  14. go ahead and assume’s ok

    By c 120 on Sep 17, 2013

  15. I assume darth is a troll.

    By c 90 on Sep 17, 2013

  16. Rochacrimson- your link above lead to this:
    I don’t know what to make of it. Gonna take a lifetime to digest, it looks like. But both 25th and 26th dates are here if you scroll down. And a ton of other stuff. Jeez louise…

    By golgo hakase on Sep 17, 2013

  17. Hi Golgo, is one of my favourite resources for live shows! Highly recommended!

    By Tony Lauber on Sep 17, 2013

  18. Many thanks Golgo!

    By Rochacrimson on Sep 17, 2013

  19. i guess my assumptions were correct as it was fixed. kewl.
    btw.. for those interested in sugarmegs.. it is a wonderful site but other than the area where u can pull up the latest items and thereby choose mp3 or wma format the vast majority of over 60000 items are in wma format and very low bitrate. there are advantages and disadvantages to sugarmegs. if u want to put an item on cd and its too long going thru the process of splitting it may not be what some people wanna go thru. if u start with a wma file u have to convert this to mp3 to split it. but ultimately its the quality u have to deal with. yes it is a wonderful site if u cant get the item anywhere else and if u want it right now in seconds and if u arent hung up on high quality. i personally have about 34000 of the items on the site. i am a fan but when i can get a better copy ill jump at the chance. especially when it saves me the time and effort of splitting etc.

    By darth on Sep 18, 2013

  20. Hello out there. Big O amigos, thank you for the Traffic.

    On another topic, I just downloaded Pink Floyd 71 at the Osaka Open Air Festival from Sugarmegs. It gave me a WMA file. How do I open that on a Mac. I usually use Stuffit, but it does not work on WMA files.

    Any suggestions?


    By James on Sep 18, 2013

  21. hi james-try a program called “All2MP3″. it converts different types of files to mp3 only. its free but i always send the developer $10-20 if the program works and i use it a lot.

    By barth on Sep 18, 2013

  22. Thank you Barth, will do, just tried a program named Free WMA to MP3 Changer which turned a 35 MB file into a 4K file. Maybe better luck with this one.

    By James on Sep 18, 2013

  23. i personally have about 34000 of the items on the site.

    hello,my name is darth, i am a hoarder.

    By c 90 on Sep 20, 2013

  24. i dont hoard i collect. but i sent the owner of the site a 1tb hard drive 5 yrs ago and he filled it up and sent it back. no hoarding involved. u appear less stupid when u dont talk u know. no i guess u dont know. and they wonder why i call them idiots.

    By darth on Sep 20, 2013

  25. hello my name is darth and i`m a bonafide jerk.

    By c 90 on Sep 20, 2013

  26. i always enjoy to hear glad followed by freedom rider..moody and mysterious.

    By dropkick sarge on Sep 26, 2013

  27. thanks for the traffic, bigO!


    By I-) on Oct 7, 2013

  28. Was at one of these shows……think it was also with Fairport Convention.

    By russ on Jun 17, 2014

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