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Steven Van Zandt: Enlightened by the Eternal Gift of Traffic

01 Mar 2012

Steven Van Zandt: Enlightened by the Eternal Gift of Traffic

Steven Van Zandt has found time, amidst filming a hit TV show and preparing to tour with the Bruce Springsteen Band, to write a detailed contribution to MR. FANTASY in tribute to Traffic's Jim Capaldi. Steven tells the Traffic tale, from their timely birth just before the Summer of Love in 1967, to their fabled lifestyle and musical adventures that provided an archetype for contemporary and future musicians.

'It was Jim's energy, initially, that would light the spark of these high-heeled boys; he would name them, and forever be the heart of the band and protector of its spirit.' - Steven Van Zandt, 2012

The impact that Jim's passion, presence and poetry had on his peers is evident from the sheer volume of contributors: MR FANTASY features an ever-expanding list of over 30 legendary musicians, including a foreword by Robert Plant. These personal recollections accompany Jim Capaldi's inspirational handwritten lyrics, original photographs, and signatures from Aninha Capaldi, Robert Plant and Steve Winwood. Copies will be available to pre-order very soon. We encourage you to sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed of all the latest developments.

'Dear Mr. Fantasy, playing us the magical, mystical tunes that would provide a lifetime of inspiration, turning us mere mortals into Gods, forever enlightened by the eternal gift of Traffic.' - Steven Van Zandt, 2012

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