Travis Debut Good Feeling   On Vinyl Again From Craft

Excrutiatingly tuneful (I mean that in a most positive way) Scottish rock band Travis's 1997 debut album Good Feeling returns to vinyl for the first time in decades April 2nd, via Craft Recordings. The packaging duplicated the original independiente release with lacquers cut at Metropolis Studios, London, though at this time the source has not been provided (working on it).

The band's name derives from the "Paris Texas" film's lead character Travis Henderson (played by Harry Dean Stanton), which should give you some idea about the band's tuneful, yet melancholic and often sad music, anchored by Fran Healy's super-sincere vocals. Steve Lillywhite produced the hit-filled album at Bearsville Studios. The first single was "All I Want to Do Is Rock".

Whenever I'm on an airplane I'm sure to play "Why Does it Always Rain on Me?" and "Coming Around" (neither of which are on this record, but I just felt obligated to mention those. Prices for the original pressing on Discogs now range from $71 to around $100. The CD goes for 69 cents. What does that tell you! Lol.

To order a copy visit this Travis link. I saw the band recently on I think CBS Saturday morning and Fran Healy's voice sounded as great as ever. Glad to see this album "coming around" again!

Rashers's picture

Craft will release "The Invisible Band" - 20 years since any vinyl release - costs at least $200 on Discogs.

Trevor_Bartram's picture

I went thru my Britpop buying spree about ten years ago. I found many gems that I still play but Travis Good Feeling was not one of them, that piqued my interest. Listening to this now, this has to be one of the most dreary downbeat albums I've ever heard. You can do much better than this if you do the research, as I did.