Traffic - Best Of Traffic

Funk / Soul
Best Of Traffic
Label: Island Records ‎– CIR 15017, Island Records ‎– ZCIR 15017
Series: Island Tapes –
Type: Cassette, Compilation, Reissue
Country: UK
Date of released: 1971
Category: Rock, Funk / Soul
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock, Soul

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A1 Paper Sun
A2 Heaven Is In Your Mind
A3 No Face, No Name, No Number
A4 Coloured Rain
A5 Smiling Phases
A6 Feelin' Alright
B1 Medicated Goo
B2 Forty Thousand Headmen
B3 Hole In My Shoe
B4 Shanghai Noodle Factory
B5 Dear Mr. Fantasy

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Island Music Ltd.


  • Producer – Jimmy Miller
  • Written-By – Wood* (tracks: A2, A4, A5, B5), Mason* (tracks: A6, B3), Capaldi* (tracks: A1 to A5, B2, B4, B5), Miller* (tracks: B1), Winwood* (tracks: A1 to A5, B1, B2, B4, B5)


Mixed-up version with 2 catalogue numbers: CIR prefix related to 1st issue, and ZCIR prefix related to the reissue. Also old inlay is prensent. Then, this is the very first reissue released in 1971 as documented in the 1st volume of The Island Book Of Records, released on July 1971.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9112 Traffic Best Of Traffic ‎(LP, Comp, Pin) Island Records ILPS 9112 UK 1969
25524 Traffic Best Of Traffic ‎(8-Trk, Comp, Unofficial) U.S. Tape Inc. 25524 US Unknown
88 066 ET Traffic Best Of Traffic ‎(LP, Comp, RE) Island Records 88 066 ET Germany 1984
UAS 5500 Traffic Best Of Traffic ‎(LP, Comp) United Artists Records UAS 5500 US 1969
SIL-933613 Traffic Best Of Traffic ‎(LP, Comp, Pin) Island Records SIL-933613 New Zealand 1969