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 that made that album had been 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.
Premium audiophile pressing on 180 gram vinyl. Back to Black / MCA Records.