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Track 3 is “Don’t Be Sad”, a wistful Dave Mason composition, syncopated in the unique Traffic way, and as is usual with his stuff, it is a very pleasant little ditty. Steve plays rhythm guitar and organ, Chris soprano sax, Jim drums, and of course Dave takes the lead vocal, also playing guitar and harmonica. It should be noted, by the way, that on nearly all the tracks the whole band sings on harmonised refrains and the like.
Track 4 is “Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring”, which features just half the band, even though it was written by three of them (all except Dave). This is another typical Winwood blues/jazz influenced Traffic masterpiece. The lyrics are not quite arbitrary, and appear to advocate living for the moment. Steve does all the singing and plays all the instruments except drums, which are still done by Jim.
Track 5 ends Side 1 of the LP, and is the celebrated Dave Mason song “Feelin’ Alright?” This has been covered by various other artists, and features on at least one Dave Mason solo album. It is a true classic of jaunty pop. Steve plays piano and bass guitar. Chris is on tenor sax, Jim as ever is drumming, and Dave takes the lead vocal and plays acoustic guitar.
Here are a couple of the splendid photos that adorn the inner pages of the LP cover: