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Chris Wood Album

October 9th, 2008

We wanted to pass along some info on a very special release later this month: the album Vulcan from the late Chris Wood, one of the founding members of Traffic.

The following text comes from the website of Esoteric Recordings:

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of the album "Vulcan" by the late Chris Wood, founder member of the legendary TRAFFIC and flautist and saxophonist extraordinaire.

Recorded just after the demise of Traffic in 1974, "Vulcan" was begun for Island records but shelved in 1978. The sessions featured contributions from Steve Winwood and members of The Wailers, along with a live recording of Traffic performing the title track in 1974, but due to a change in musical fashion with the advent of Punk, the album failed to see the light of day. Island boss Chris Blackwell returned the tapes to Chris Wood in the late 1970's.

Following Chris' untimely death in 1983 the tapes were passed on to his sister, Stephanie. Now, 25 years later, and after three years of research and preparation, Esoteric have pieced together the sessions in co-operation with Stephanie Wood to bring you "Vulcan".

To purchase Vulcan, please visit the Esoteric Recordings website.