Best of Traffic

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Best of Traffic
Traffic Best of Traffic.jpg
Compilation album by Traffic
Released 1969
Recorded 1967-1968
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 40:31
Label Island
Producer Jimmy Miller
Alternate U.S. Album Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Best of Traffic is a compilation album by the band Traffic, released in 1969.

The U.S. LP version of the compilation had a different cover design and replaced "Smiling Phases" with "You Can All Join In".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Paper Sun" (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi)
  2. "Heaven Is in Your Mind" (Capaldi, Winwood, Chris Wood)
  3. "No Face, No Name, No Number" (Winwood, Capaldi)
  4. "Coloured Rain" (Winwood, Capaldi, Wood)
  5. "Smiling Phases" (Winwood, Capaldi, Wood)
  6. "Hole in My Shoe" (Dave Mason)
  7. "Medicated Goo" (Winwood, Jimmy Miller)
  8. "40,000 Headmen" (Winwood, Capaldi)
  9. "Feelin' Alright" (Mason)
  10. "Shanghai Noodle Factory" (Winwood, Capaldi, Wood, Mason, Miller, Larry Fallon)
  11. "Dear Mr. Fantasy" (Winwood, Capaldi, Wood)


  • Jim Capaldi – drums, percussion, backing vocals, lead vocal on "Heaven Is in Your Mind"
  • Dave Mason – bass, guitar, sitar, Mellotron, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Hole in My Shoe" and "Feelin' Alright"
  • Steve Winwood – lead vocals (except on "Hole in My Shoe" and "Feelin' Alright"), organ, piano, bass, guitar, percussion, harpsichord, backing vocals on "Hole in My Shoe" and "Feelin' Alright"
  • Chris Wood – flute, saxophone, organ, percussion, backing vocals


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "The Best of Traffic - Traffic | AllMusic". Retrieved 7 August 2011.