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Still Awesome After All These Years

A Musical Interlude To The Usual Programming

Traffic just happens to be one of my favorite bands and Dear Mr. Fantasy just happens to be one of my favorite Traffic songs and one of my all time favorite songs in general.

Talk about still having it!!!  I watched this and couldn't believe that this version by Steve Winwood from the Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2007 is as fantastic as it is.....a full 40 years after its release in 1967!  Dare I even whisper the heresy that this might even sound better than the original?

Enjoy Steve Winwood, here in 2007, at age 59.

And just for completeness......Winwood doing the same in 1972 at age 24, five years after the song was released.