Far From Home - Virgin 1994
Obviously they sound differently from what they did on their previous 1974 album "When the Eagle Flies", but many tracks do have a clear Traffic feel to them. Steve Winwood's soulful voice is as strong as ever and he plays all instruments except the drums, which obviously are played by Capaldi. A few guest-appearnces can be heard; most notably Davy Spillane on the exquisite "Holy Ground".
Generally the songs are pretty long, which in some cases may be a problem, a many songs are riff-based and these tracks tend to be somewhat long-winded.
For me the standouts are the two slow songs; the before-mentioned Celtic-inspired "Holy Ground" and "State of Grace" - both the kind of songs that would suit Van Morrison perfectly - especially "Holy Ground" do sound like a Morrison song.
Also the grandiose opener "Riding High" is fine; and there is a lot of Los Lobos/David Hidalgo feel to "Here Comes a Man". Though Chris Wood is not on the album, his spirit seems to be present on several tracks where the flute is played.
I spite of the big time gap the album feels like a logical continuation of the band, which sadly with the death of Capaldi also must expected to be the end of a great band; but a worthy one too!