Original Soundtrack

Heavy Traffic [Original Soundtrack]

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While its licensing deal with Island Records remained in force and it retained the rights to release material from Traffic's first five albums in the U.S., United Artists Records assembled a new compilation in the spring of 1975. It didn't differ very much from 1971's Best of Traffic, repeating eight of the previous album's 11 tracks among its ten. The only differences in content were the additions of "Smiling Phases" (which had been on the European version of Best of Traffic) and "Empty Pages" from John Barleycorn Must Die, and the deletion of "You Can All Join In," "Hole in My Shoe," and "No Face, No Name, No Number." Best of Traffic remained the better collection, but Heavy Traffic did scrape into the charts for a few weeks.

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