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Low Spark of High Heeled Boys [Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

TrafficAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

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The multi-year reissue campaign for Traffic, one of the most highly regarded rock groups of its era, concludes with the release of the original band's final three albums and a new "best of" package, each issued June 20, 2003 by Island/UME. This last installment includes Shootout At The Fantasy Factory (1973), On The Road (1973) and When The Eagle Flies (1974), each digitally ... Read more in Amazon's Traffic Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 19, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 1971
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B0000639A3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,908 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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." Those disparate tracks perfectly underscore Traffic's rich musical appeal and its restless, sometimes problematic creative and interpersonal relationships. 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. Winwood's familiar vocal phrasings nearly take a backseat to his fluid, dramatic guitar work on "Rock & Roll Stew Roll" and "Many a Mile to Freedom," while the Tull-ish, folk-madrigal sensibilities of "Hidden Treasure" and "Rainmaker" are further punctuated by Chris Wood's deft flute and woodwind flourishes. Compared with the more organic John Barleycorn album, the contrast is all the more remarkable. While many contemporary bands were experimenting with various attempts at fusion, few achieved this collection's rock-jazz-folk-R&B range or level of often subtle sophistication. 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. --Jerry McCulley

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Steve Winwood and the band delivered a stellar set of songs on this 1971 LP, from the funky hit Rock & Roll Stew-Pt. 1 to the Capaldi-penned Light Up or Leave Me Alone to the sprawling title gem.

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5.0 out of 5 stars ... this album incessantly when I was a teenager -- LOVED it then
I played this album incessantly when I was a teenager -- LOVED it then, love it now. I can still remember that it hurt less to break up with a boyfriend than to have to give him... Read more
Published 17 days ago by MSBetsyZ
5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff!
Again, good stuff!
Published 27 days ago by Nancy J. Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Another must have Traffic album. Don't be put off by the length. It is a perfect album for new listeners.
Published 28 days ago by Ben
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Feet
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). Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jimi jac
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock and Roll Stew!
Love this album. Brings back my teenage years at the drive-in. One of their best albums.
Published 1 month ago by jm
5.0 out of 5 stars You probably know already whether you like Traffic or this particular...
You probably know already whether you like Traffic or this particular album. If you do, and you are considering picking it up on CD, this is an excellent re-master for digital,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by CGM
5.0 out of 5 stars Low Spark
As far as I am concerned this is the best, the absolute best album ever! I never get tired of listening to it. It puts me in a trance!
Published 1 month ago by aimee
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure drunk-monkey
This music lifts me. Way way high. Then i sail across the sky. And my feet don't hurt no more. So try it.
Published 3 months ago by Peter Prasad
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I love this CD. I got it for the song "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" but there is allot of good music on it. Great CD!
Published 3 months ago by Yamasmack
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Original Recording-Brilliant Music
This album was very interesting when released, because it was not all heavy rock and roll. Its songs were some rock, some jazz fusion, and some progressive, but pretty much all the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by ADK Sonny
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