Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of When the Eagle Flies by Traffic, including the obi/insert.
About this copy: This copy of When the Eagle Flies is a 1982 Japanese pressing on the Island label of an album that was originally released in 1974.
The cover is M-. The combination obi/insert is M-.
The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. There is a “Last” sticker on one label. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a classic LP.
Background: Released in 1974, When the Eagle Flies was the seventh and final studio album by Traffic.
The album reached #9 on the U.S. album chart and #31 on the UK chart.
In its second manifestation, Traffic displayed an affection for jazz-like improvisation over shuffling rhythms, and that tendency was never more indulged than on When the Eagle Flies. Having dispensed with the trio of session musicians who had accompanied them on tour, the remaining band members, led by Steve Winwood, jammed over long-lined musical structures. Still, this was nominally a rock album, with lyrics and vocals, and Winwood often seemed to be improvising his melodies over the music, paying little heed to the meaning of the words, especially on the title track…. When the Eagle Flies, not unlike previous Traffic albums, was really a mostly instrumental collection that happened to have vocals. That wouldn’t have mattered if the music had been more compelling and effectively played, but rather than seeming like a fresh start for the band, the album was listless and remote. Although it became Traffic’s fourth consecutive studio album to reach the Top Ten and go gold in the U.S., the group broke up following the American promotional tour in the fall of 1974.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1982|