Despite the departure of Dave Mason, Traffic were a band again, returning in 1970 with an acclaimed fourth LP.
His talents as a flute, saxophone and keyboard player, and sometime writer, were also much employed in numerous other settings.
Some of the finest recorded work by one of the most distinguished British writer-performer-producers of them all.
The British rock band from Birmingham founded by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood, and Dave Mason were known for their genre-fluid rock music.
On 30 December 1967, the new band rounded off the year in style by charting with their first album.
Recorded in Germany, the album included tracks from the band's current studio release 'Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory.'
'Hole In My Shoe' was atypical Traffic, butit remains a prime example of the post-Summer of Love pop sound that echoed around the UK charts.
The collection features all of the British band's groundbreaking work between 1967 and 1974.
Four years in the making, Chris Wood's 'Evening Blue' box set is full of unreleased material, and a stunning testament to the work of a prolific musician.
Their self-titled 1968 set had the band working with New York producer Jimmy Miller, doubling up between these sessions and his initial work with the Rolling Stones.
'When The Eagle Flies' marked the group's last chart showing with a new studio record for very nearly 20 years.