One of the greatest British rock acts of their generation Traffic emerged from the West Midlands as Birmingham's very own Beatles. Deeply psychedelic at first, later acid folk related their music remains an inventive template for any band with aspirations to musical excellence. Utilizing improvisational methods with tremendous versatility they employed Mellotron and harpsichord, sitar and reeds as well as the conventional rock flavors. Given that their stand out performers were Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason and Chris Wood such excellence was hardly a surprise, even so early tracks like "Paper Sun", "Hole in My Shoe" and "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" set a standard that they kept on raising, especially on classic albums like the getting back to the country debut epic Mr. Fantasy produced by Jimmy Miller. Boasting a rustic sensibility on "Heaven Is in Your Mind" and the elegiac "Berkshire Poppies" this LP also majors in the hippy freedom movement of the times on Mason's "House for Everyone" and the bittersweet "Coloured Rain." This deluxe reissue also includes five bonus tracks.