Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
This time we finish off the tracks on the LP.
Track 3 on Side 2 is “Cryin’ To Be Heard”. This is a Dave Mason composition on which he takes lead vocal, and also plays bass guitar. Steve plays organ and harpsichord, Chris soprano sax, and Jim drums. The singing is typical, with all joining in the refrains. Typically also for a Dave Mason traffic song, this is a wistful, soulful ditty with an anthemic chorus:
“‘Cause there’s somebody cryin’ to be heard
And there’s also someone who hears every word.”
The penultimate track on the LP, Track 4 on Side 2, is “No Time To Live”, a Winwood/Capaldi composition, and a typical dramatic minor key one at that. Steve takes lead vocal (on top form!) and plays piano and bass guitar. Chris plays the most haunting soprano sax I’ve ever heard, Dave organ, and Jim drums. This is a brilliant, classic Traffic number, showing this line-up at its very best.
The final track is “Means To An End”, and a truly fine cadence it is. Another “Winwood/Capaldi compostion, here only two of them perform, Steve doing a solo lead vocal and playing everything except the drums, and Chris playing drums. Oddly, Jim does nothing, and not so oddly, Dave does nothing. This is a very different song from the previous one, being a jaunty, up-beat major key thing, and really gets the record ended well.
These are the last photos from the inner booklet in the gatefold sleeve: