Traffic – The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (1971) [1994, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Traffic - The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (1971) [1994, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Traffic – The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (1971) [1994, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-209 | Genre: Classic Rock, Progressive Rock
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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. Continue reading “Traffic – The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (1971) [1994, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die (1970) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die (1970) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die (1970) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
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Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9049 | Genre: Progressive Rock

At only 22 years old, Steve Winwood sat down in early 1970 to fulfill a contractual commitment by making his first solo album, on which he intended to play all the instruments himself. The record got as far as one backing track produced by Guy Stevens, “Stranger to Himself,” before Winwood called his erstwhile partner from Traffic, Jim Capaldi, in to help out. Continue reading “Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die (1970) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Traffic – Discography (1967 – 2005)

Traffic - Discography (1967 - 2005)

Traffic – Discography (1967 – 2005)
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Label: Various | Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock

Though it ultimately must be considered an interim vehicle for singer/songwriter/keyboardist/guitarist Steve Winwood, Traffic was a successful group that followed its own individual course through the rock music scene of the late ’60s and early ’70s. Beginning in the psychedelic year of 1967 and influenced by the Beatles, the band turned out eclectic pop singles in its native Great Britain, though by the end of its first year of existence it had developed a pop/rock hybrid tied to its unusual instrumentation: At a time when electric guitars ruled rock, Traffic emphasized Winwood’s organ and the reed instruments played by Chris Wood, especially flute. Continue reading “Traffic – Discography (1967 – 2005)”

Traffic – Mr. Fantasy (1967) & Traffic (1968) {MFSL, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) & Traffic (1968) {MFSL, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Traffic – Mr. Fantasy (1967) & Traffic (1968) {MFSL, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}
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Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 572 / UDCD 629 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock
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