Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys by Traffic, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys is a 1980 Japanese pressing on the Island label of an album that was originally released in 1971.
The cover is VG++ with slight wear on the top edge. The combination obi/insert is M-.
The disc is M- with a number of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a classic LP.
Background: Released in 1971, The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys was the fifth album by Traffic.
The album reached #7 on the U.S. album charts, but did not chart in the UK.
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. The trio who made that album were 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. 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 contributions of midtempo, introspective jam tunes. …”The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” was one of Traffic’s greatest songs as well as its longest to date. The result was an album that quickly went gold and then platinum in the U.S., where the group toured frequently.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1980|