Mr. Fantasy

Mr. Fantasy
Mr. Fantasy
Studio album by Traffic
Released December, 1967
Recorded April–November 1967
Olympic Studios, London
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 33:54
Label Island
United Artists
Polydor
Producer Jimmy Miller
Traffic chronology
Mr. Fantasy
(1967)
Traffic
(1968)
Singles from Mr. Fantasy
  1. ""Paper Sun" b/w "Giving to You""
    Released: May 1967, Island WIP6002
  2. ""Hole in My Shoe" b/w "Smiling Phases""
    Released: August 1967, Island WIP6017
  3. ""Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" b/w "Coloured Rain""
    Released: November 1967, Island WIP6025
  4. ""No Face, No Name, No Number" b/w "(Roamin' in the Gloamin' with) 40,000 Headmen""
    Released: 1968, Island WIP6030
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (Not Rated)[2]

Mr. Fantasy is the debut album by English rock band Traffic. It was released in 1967. For the recording, group members included Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, and Dave Mason, however Mason left the band before the album was released. The album reached the number 16 position in the UK albums chart,[3] and number 88 in the American Billboard charts.[4]

Contents

Overview

This album features even more horns and flutes, and less rock-style instruments than most of Traffic's future releases. The sitar was used much more in this album than any later Traffic albums.

The first US version of the album on United Artists Records was titled Heaven Is In Your Mind and had a cover that featured all members of the group except Dave Mason. The title was quickly changed back to Mr. Fantasy but the new cover remained until Island Records re-issued the UK version in the late 1970s. Both the US and UK editions were released in substantially different stereo and mono mixes.

For the original US edition, a short looping snippet of the group's single "Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush" was added between most of the songs. The LP also added three songs from the group's UK singles("Paper Sun", "Hole In My Shoe", and "Smiling Phases") while deleting two Dave Mason songs "Hope I Never Find Me There" and "Utterly Simple." The final track on the US album "We're A Fade, You Missed This" is actually the ending of the full length version of "Paper Sun." For most of the songs there are significant differences between the stereo and mono mixes. One song in particular, "Giving to You", was released in 3 different versions, including similar mono and stereo versions from the U.K. album, plus a very different mono U.K. b-side mix, which also was later included on the U.S. mono LP. The special U.K. b-side mix includes lyrics sung by Winwood during the introduction which are not heard on any other version. The soundtrack album for Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush also contains a recording of "Utterly Simple" which is a different take than the one used on this album.

The album was engineered by Phil Brown who, when asked what was his favourite memory of engineering, responded: "Recording Dear Mr Fantasy, one o'clock in the morning, November 1967." [5]

Track listing

Original UK album

Original UK album
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Heaven Is in Your Mind"   Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood Winwood and Capaldi 4:16
2. "Berkshire Poppies"   Capaldi, Winwood, Wood Winwood 2:55
3. "House for Everyone"   Dave Mason Mason 2:05
4. "No Face, No Name, No Number"   Capaldi, Winwood Winwood 3:35
5. "Dear Mr. Fantasy"   Capaldi, Winwood, Wood Winwood 5:44
6. "Dealer"   Capaldi, Winwood Capaldi and Winwood 3:34
7. "Utterly Simple"   Mason Mason 3:16
8. "Coloured Rain"   Capaldi, Winwood, Wood Winwood 2:43
9. "Hope I Never Find Me There"   Mason Mason 2:12
10. "Giving to You" (album version) Capaldi, Mason, Winwood, Wood none (spoken word: Wood) 4:20

Mono bonus tracks from the US 2000 CD release

Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Paper Sun"   Capaldi, Winwood Winwood 4:15
2. "Giving to You" (U.K. mono single version) Capaldi, Mason, Winwood, Wood Winwood 4:12
3. "Hole in My Shoe"   Mason Mason 2:54
4. "Smiling Phases"   Capaldi, Winwood, Wood Winwood 2:43
5. "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" (single version) Capaldi, Mason, Winwood, Wood Group (solo parts on chorus and bridge by Winwood) 2:18

Original US album (Heaven Is In Your Mind)

  1. "Paper Sun" (Capaldi, Winwood) – 3:26
  2. "Dealer" (Capaldi, Winwood) – 3:13
  3. "Coloured Rain" (Capaldi, Winwood, Wood) – 2:46
  4. "Hole in My Shoe" (Mason) – 3:04
  5. "No Face, No Name, No Number" (Capaldi, Winwood) – 3:38
  6. "Heaven Is in Your Mind" (Capaldi, Winwood, Wood) – 4:22
  7. "House for Everyone" (Mason) – 2:05
  8. "Berkshire Poppies" (Capaldi, Winwood, Wood) – 2:59
  9. "Giving to You" (Capaldi, Mason, Winwood, Wood) – 4:18 (mono version of the U.S. album has the different U.K. single mix, with lyrics sung by Winwood)
  10. "Smiling Phases" (Capaldi, Winwood, Wood) – 2:44
  11. "Dear Mr. Fantasy" (Capaldi, Winwood, Wood) – 5:33
  12. "We're a Fade, You Missed This" (Capaldi, Winwood) – :53

Stereo bonus tracks from the US 2000 CD release

  1. "Utterly Simple" (Mason) – 3:17
  2. "Hope I Never Find Me There" (Mason) – 2:09
  3. "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" (Capaldi, Mason, Winwood, Wood) – 2:35
  4. "Am I What I Was or Am I What I Am" (Capaldi, Winwood, Wood) – 2:32

Credits

Versions

There are actually four different versions of the album when taking into account both the UK and US track listings and the different stereo and mono mixes. All have recently been re-issued on CD. The 1999 UK re-issue features the UK version in stereo and the US album in mono as bonus tracks. In 2000 the US stereo version was re-issued on CD with its original title Heaven Is In Your Mind plus stereo bonus tracks. The same year the original UK mono version was also released in the US as Mr Fantasy with mono bonus tracks.

References

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011 [last update]). "Mr. Fantasy - Traffic | AllMusic". allmusic.com. http://www.allmusic.com/album/r168647. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Traffic: Heaven Is In Your Mind : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. 2011 [last update]. http://web.archive.org/web/20090124043701/http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/traffic/albums/album/115758/review/5946104/heaven_is_in_your_mind. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Chart Stats
  4. ^ Traffic in the USA Charts, Allmusic. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  5. ^ McGee, Alan (April 9, 2008). Wherefore Art Thou Mark Hollis?, Guardian.co.uk.

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