Jim Capaldi used this hiatus to record a solo album, Oh How We Danced which proved to be the beginning of a long and successful solo career. Capaldi soon brought them on board to replace Grech and Gordon. The new lineup Winwood, Capaldi, Wood, Kwaku Baah, Hawkins, Hood toured America in early to promote the LP, and their concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on 21 February was recorded in multitrack audio and captured on colour videotape with Traffic - Slogun - Fair Game (CD cameras.
The minute performance is thought to be the only extended live footage of the group. It was evidently not broadcast on television at the time, but was later released on home video and DVD. Following Winwood's recovery from peritonitis, Traffic's sixth studio album, Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factoryreleased inmet with a cold critical reception, but in sales it was another major hit. It was shortly followed by a major world tour, for which Muscle Shoals keyboardist Barry Beckett was added to the lineup.
The double live album On the Road was drawn from this tour. Meanwhile, Chris Wood's problems with drug use and depression were increasing. Rosko Gee was recruited on bass, while Capaldi switched back to drums. The resulting quintet began to record a new album in latebut Album) Baah was fired partway through the sessions, leaving most of the album to be recorded by the quartet of Winwood, Capalid, Wood, and Gee. However, a subsequent tour of the US, while successful in terms of ticket sales,  was emotionally exhausting for the band.
Capaldi later recalled "Rosko Gee and I were the only ones in anything like normal shape. Steve was having recurrent problems with the peritonitis, and Chris's body was suffering from chemical warfare. The following day he left the tour without a word to anyone, leaving the rest of the band waiting for him at the venue for that night's scheduled performance. Traffic's break-up was followed by two compilations from United Artists Heavy Traffic and More Heavy Trafficboth of which only drew from the first half of their output.
Kwaku Baah died on stage from a cerebral hemorrhage in StockholmSweden inand Capaldi dedicated his solo album Fierce Heart to Album) memory. Chris Wood also died Traffic - Slogun - Fair Game (CD year from pneumonia. All the still living members of Traffic's most recent lineup reunited in for a one-off tour, after a fan left a voice mail message at Bob Weir 's of the Grateful Dead hotel in Chicago during the "Scaring the Children" tour, and suggested it would be cool if Traffic toured with the then Grateful Dead.
Traffic opened for the Grateful Dead during their summer tour. Winwood and Capaldi recorded and released a new Traffic album, Far from Homewith no involvement from the other four members. The four original members of Traffic were inducted for their contributions in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 15 March Winwood, Capaldi, Mason, and Stephanie Wood standing in for her late brother Chris all attended the ceremony.
Winwood and Capaldi took part in the induction performance, but were joined by Dave Mason performing his song 'Feelin' Alright' for the grand finale which also featured Keith Richards, Tom Petty, and the Temptations.
AllMusic gave a positive retrospective review of the album, commenting that it achieved a strong balance between Dave Mason's simple and straightforward folk-rock songs and Steve Winwood's complex and often haunting rock jams.
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