Long live the Rock of the late 60's and early to mid 70's. Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2020. The album was certified gold less than a year after its release in the United States, and eventually certified platinum in 1996. One of the most underrated albums of the rock era IMO. It was remastered and reissued with one bonus track on 19 March 2002. Come on Amazon!!! All the compression has been lifted and I can hear the music as never before. How’s that possible for a brand new supposed remaster. I'm just comparing this album to their earlier recordings. Part 1 on the single is an edit (with shortened instrumental break) of the album version. Listen free to Traffic – The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (Hidden Treasure, The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys and more). Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. I enjoyed this CD. As with other Traffic albums, The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys featured varied influences, including jazz, folk music and Classical. This remastered version on blue vinyl does not disappoint! The name of the album's title track was suggested by the actor Michael J. Pollard. The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys marked the commercial and artistic apex of the second coming of Traffic, which had commenced in 1970 with John Barleycorn Must Die. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys is a song that is in my best top 3 songs of all time. "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" is the title track from the eponymous 1971 album by British rock band Traffic, written by Jim Capaldi and Steve Winwood. As shown on the original LP label and in the, Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Low_Spark_of_High_Heeled_Boys&oldid=983940960, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 05:15. . japan edition shm-cd cut paper sleeve island "rock legend series" UICY-93646, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys, LP, Album, ILPS 9180, ILPS-9180, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys, LP, Album, Los, SW-9306, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys, LP, Album, Jac, SW-9306, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys, CD, Album, RE, RM, 314 548 827-2, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys, LP, Album, Win, SW-9306, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Sessions, CD, Unofficial, OMS 006, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys, LP, Album, RP, ILPS 9180, ILPS-9180, Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Album Covers, Full List Of EPs and Albums I've Listened To (Every Entry Is Rated), The 100 Greatest Vinyl Records of All Time, The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock. No difference!!! Unable to add item to List. Grech had previously worked with Traffic singer/multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood in the short-lived supergroup Blind Faith while Gordon had played with another former Blind Faith member, Eric Clapton, in the similarly short-lived Derek and the Dominoes. Sparked by the 180 gram vinyl reissue, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys was the album that finally solidified Traffic as an essential band, with one of the most fundamental reasons being that the album was genuinely easy to listen to, defined by a more loose structure. Compared with the more organic John Barleycorn album, the contrast is all the more remarkable. Leave feedback, The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys marked the commercial and artistic apex of the second coming of Traffic, which had commenced in 1970 with John Barleycorn Must Die. Subject: meaning of lyrics for a 1971 song by Traffic: The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music Asked by: raphael98-ga List Price: $3.00: Posted: 25 Apr 2004 19:54 PDT Expires: 25 May 2004 19:54 PDT Question ID: 336165 What is the meaning of the lyrics for the 1971 Traffic song, "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"? inner sleeve advertises island records. With now thrice-departed. His only other lead vocal on a Traffic album was "Dealer" from Mr. Fantasy (1967). A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. Those disparate tracks perfectly underscore Traffic's rich musical appeal and its restless, sometimes problematic creative and interpersonal relationships. Digitally remastered, this edition also contains the six-minute-plus U.S. single version of "Rock & Roll Stew, Parts 1 & 2" as a bonus track. Perhaps the best LP I own. Winwood and the boys employ some African instruments to create a soft, almost dreamy atmosphere on several pieces. 1 to the Capaldi-penned Light Up or Leave Me Alone to the sprawling title gem. sticker says factory sample NOT FOR SALE. I lost my original CD so I purchased it again here from Amazon, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 16, 2013. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. My copy is like listening to it for the first time. Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2015. Nice sounding remaster and on blue vinyl! The remaster sounds so much better than my old version. Many people will point to this album as a Steve Winwood project, when in reality it was equally as much of a Jim Capaldi effort. There's a problem loading this menu right now. A shame this ensemble did not stay together. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2019. Lyrics to 'The Low Spark Of High-heeled Boys' by Traffic: If you see something that looks like a star And it's shooting up out of the ground And your head is spinning from a … This was my favorite Traffic release. the low spark material is phenomenal. the capaldi/gordon demos are abysmal. worth picking up for the great traffic versions. This remastered version on blue vinyl does not disappoint! Steve Winwood and the band delivered a stellar set of songs on this 1971 LP, from the funky hit Rock & Roll Stew-Pt. A perfect blend of rock, jazz and international music. My copy matches this in all details, including the Matrix/Runout, except it doesn't have the small Traffic logo on the label. It is a previously unreleased version which is the most complete studio performance of the song. Again advertised as being an 180 gram audio file remaster. runout scratched Nick and Nick w. Great album, i'm never tired to listen to it! But where their previous album had grown out of sessions for a Steve Winwood solo album and retained that focus, Low Spark pointedly contained changes of pace from his usual …, The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys marked the commercial and artistic apex of the second coming of Traffic, which had commenced in 1970 with John Barl…, The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys marked the commercial and artistic apex of the second coming of Traffic, which had commenced in 1970 with John Barleycorn Must Die. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. It still sounds great 50 years on. We the true audio files are being taken for are hard earned cash. The two recordings sound identical. Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2020. The Low Spark O High-Heeled Boys Written-By – J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood* 12:10: A3: Light Up Or Leave Me Alone Written-By – J. Capaldi* 5:00: B1: Rock ´n´Roll Stew Written-By – J. Jordon*, R. Grech* 4:29: B2: Many A Mile To Freedom Written-By – J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood* 7:30: B3: Rainmaker Written-By – J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood* 5:00 Grech had previously worked with Traffic singer/multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood in the short-lived supergroup Blind Faith while Gordon had played with another former Blind Faith member, Eric Clapton, in the similarly short-lived Derek and the Do… This was my favorite Traffic release. Despite not even charting in the band's native England, this album became a platinum-selling American hit on the basis of three enduring FM radio staples--the expansive, jazzy impressionism of the near-12 minute title track, and the more straightforward funk of the R&B charmers "Light Up or Leave Me Alone" and "Rock & Roll Stew." The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys is the fifth studio album by English rock band Traffic, released in 1971. This is also the version of "Rock & Roll Stew" that appears on the Gold compilation. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. One of my prefered albums in my collection. Part 2 (side B of the single) fades in at a point past the album version's fadeout. This is the only Traffic album to feature two lead vocals by Jim Capaldi ("Light Up or Leave Me Alone" and "Rock & Roll Stew"). Actually my thirty five year old pressing sounds better. Excellent. With now thrice-departed Dave Mason out of the mix and percussionists Jim Gordon and Reebop Kwaku Baah participating in the studio for the first time, the band's innate musicality truly takes wing. 6 tracks (41:04). Clear, coherent and involving. Despite never being released as a single due to its long duration, it became a staple of North American AOR-format FM radio stations in the 1970s and still receives airplay on classic rock radio today. Their "Traffic" and "John Barleycorn Must Die" albums that immediately proceeded "High Heeled Boys" have great songs and arrangements, impassioned performances, and true variety. This pressing is absolutely horrendous. The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys is the fifth studio album by English rock band Traffic, released in 1971. This is not a remaster, it’s a juiced up version of the original that magnifies the imperfections of my original. It's really unfortunate because it's such a great album. It was their first studio album to feature percussionist Rebop Kwaku Baah, and the only studio appearance of drummer Jim Gordon and bassist Ric Grech. More "Low Spark" than "High Heeled" . This is quite an accessible record (compare to "John Barleycorn", a great record but it is a bit of a shock to the system if you only have Traffics first two studio albums). 3) Traffic is an upcoming rapper from Los Angeles. The other tracks are in the correct order. The album version fades earlier than this version. The trio that made that album had been augmented by three others (Ric Grech, Jim Gordon, and "Reebop" Kwaku Baah) in the interim, though apparently the Low Spark sessions featured varying combinations of these musicians, plus some guests. My copy matches this in all details, including the Matrix/Runout, except it doesn't have the small Traffic logo on the label. Despite not even charting in the band's native England, this album became a platinum-selling American hit on the basis of three enduring FM radio staples--the expansive, jazzy impressionism of the near-12 minute title track, and the more straightforward funk of the R&B charmers "Light Up or Leave Me Alone" and "Rock & Roll Stew."

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