“The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys” by Traffic - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1971Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

The fifth album in five years from Traffic arrived in November, 1971. The bookend pieces “Hidden Treasure” and “Rainmaker” flirt with a light and airy brand of flute-led folk-rock and this seems to please my simple soul. In-between I'm bored senseless with the likes of “The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys” coming on like a prog Elton John and the mid-paced riffer “Rock & Roll Stew” - the album's sole single - forgetting to roll. The LP was a Top 10 hit in the U.S. and fairly well received in critical circles.

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A1 [04:16] 6.2.png Traffic - Hidden Treasure (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi) Folk Rock / Americana
A2 [11:35] 4.3.png Traffic - The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi) Prog
A3 [04:55] 3.8.png Traffic - Light Up or Leave Me Alone (Jim Capaldi) Rock
B1 [04:29] 3.5.png Traffic - Rock & Roll Stew (Ric Grech, Jim Gordon) Rock
B2 [07:26] 2.1.png Traffic - Many A Mile To Freedom (Steve Winwood, Anna Capaldi) Rock
B3 [07:39] 6.0.png Traffic - Rainmaker (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi) Prog

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