Traffic The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys 180g LP
180g Audiophile Vinyl Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso With Kevin Gray
From Original Island Records Tapes!
Original Tony Wright designed cube-shaped die-cut album cover - 1st time since
Traffic was one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the
sixties and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the
seventies. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music
enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time.
In 1972, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris
Wood sojourned on after a smash outing with John Barleycorn Must Die and
continued the winning streak with the groundbreaking classic The Low Spark Of
High Heeled Boys. Along with new members Jim Gordon (Derek & The Dominoes), Rick
Gretch (Blind Faith) and Rebop Kwaku Baah, Traffic was back and on a roll
artistically unlike many other important acts of the classic rock era.
Known for more than its amazingly cube shaped album cover, the multi-faceted
music inside was a non-stop enjoyment of sounds never heard or recorded since.
Whether standout tracks from the pens of Jim Capaldi like the hard rocking Light
Up Or Leave Me Alone or the powerful balladry of ancient sounds with the
Winwood/Capaldi classic Rainmaker, this brilliant album will most certainly be
known forever for its classic title track, the massive twelve minute plus epic,
The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys. Filled with explosive sax breaks by the late
Chris Wood, the piano driven and vocal delivery of master musician legend Stevie
Winwood and the percussive vibrations of the late great Jim Capaldi, Jim Gordon
and the late Rebop Kwaku Baah, the song was destined to become a huge success.
Even further classics ensued with each of the lengthy six tracks that make up
this arresting masterwork... how about Rick Gretch and Jim Gordon’s blazing
smash Rock ‘n’ Roll Stew or the Winwood/Capaldi classic Many A Mile To Freedom.
No matter where you go with this album, it’s all about Traffic, classic Traffic,
and it just doesn’t get much better than this.
It is now with much anticipation and honor to announce the Traffic/ Friday Music
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series as the label begins with their first
installment with the group's monumental classic of the ages The Low Spark Of
High Heeled Boys.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at
Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys is a
truly one of the most important audiophile vinyl releases of this year.
To make this an even more enjoyable limited edition happening, for a very short
time, we are also going back to the original Tony Wright designed cube shaped
die-cut album cover, for the first time in North America since its 1972 release!
Welcome back Traffic... The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys... On pristine 180
Gram Audiophile Vinyl... a true rock classic... only from your friends at Friday
• Limited Edition
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Mastered from Original Island Records Tapes
• Mastered by Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray
• Original Tony Wright designed cube-shaped die-cut album cover - 1st time since
1. Hidden Treasure
2. The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
3. Light Up or Leave Me Alone
1. Rock 'n' Roll Stew
2. Many A Mile To Freedom