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John Barleycorn Must Die (Deluxe Edition)


Download links and information about John Barleycorn Must Die (Deluxe Edition) by Traffic. This album was released in 1970 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 01:32:35 minutes.

Artist: Traffic
Release date: 1970
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 16
Duration: 01:32:35
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No. Title Length
1. Glad (Remastered) 6:59
2. Freedom Rider (Remastered) 5:25
3. Empty Pages (Remastered) 4:34
4. Stranger to Himself (Remastered) 3:52
5. John Barleycorn (Must Die) [Remastered] 6:22
6. Every Mother's Son (Remastered) 7:05
7. Stranger to Himself (Alternative Mix) 4:08
8. John Barleycorn (Must Die) [First Version] 5:05
9. Every Mother's Son (Alternative Mix) 7:03
10. Intro 1:44
11. Medicated Goo (Live) 4:17
12. Empty Pages (Live) 4:47
13. 40,000 Headmen (Live) 4:30
14. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring (Live) 5:16
15. Every Mother's Son (Live) 6:59
16. Glad / Freedom Rider (Live) 14:29



Originally intended as Steve Winwood’s first solo album, John Barleycorn Must Die went down as the one of the reformed group’s finest creations. Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood were fearless in their exploration, beginning the album with the seven-minute instrumental “Glad” to give listeners an idea of their uncompromising nature. Traffic were top-notch musicians who happened to have Steve Winwood and his golden throat as their ultimate weapon. There isn’t a bum track here. The Deluxe Edition includes alternate mixes of “Stranger to Himself” and “Every Mother’s Son” and the first version of the English Folk title cut that’s as beautiful as the official recording. The live tracks from the Fillmore East, New York on November 18 and 19, 1970 were originally planned for a live album that was scrapped in favor of Welcome to the Canteen and have been often bootlegged. The sound here highlights the feel of an intimate venue and the performances are first rate. The songs, from Traffic, Last Exit and Barleycorn, sound jazzier and looser, with the “Glad/Freedom Rider” medley ending things on a climatic note.