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Whale Meat Again

22 Mar 2012

Whale Meat Again

Jim Capaldi's 1972 and 1974 releases, Oh How We Danced and Whale Meat Again are being reissued by Esoteric Records this month. Recorded while Traffic were on hiatus, Capaldi's first solo ventures both feature bandmate Steve Winwood and the famous Muscle Shoals rhythm section. The remastered albums include new bonus tracks and the original album artwork.

Our forthcoming limited edition, MR FANTASY, reproduces the original lyrics as Jim typed or handwrote them - mistakes, coffee stains, doodles and all - for uncensored insight into the mind of the poet behind Traffic's timeless hits. Jim Capaldi provided additional text revealing the meaning and inspiration behind his lyrics, many of which were influenced by his political and environmental awareness.

'We were driving out of Wales to England one day and somebody said, 'Wales meet again.' Then I saw this programme on television about whale hunting - it was terrible. I'd always liked whales ever since I was at school, then to see them hunted like that... That hit me, man. I guess it's happening to a lot of animals but I can't write songs about them all.' - Jim Capaldi, from MR FANTASY

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