This 'paste-over' work was done with in the intention of making a three-dimensional image look flat. This looks arresting, but to me, it doesn't look three-
dimensional at all. It does feel spacey and seems to float over the black background, and the only space it will occupy would be the space on your 18X10
resolution screen. The purpose is to not attain anything in spite of the effort, to not feel the joy in spite of the cheer and to show the bleakness without
The traffic is stalled and no new heights are reached. And as the song goes, "Don't worry too much, it'll happen to you; we were children once playing with
toys." The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
No. 625, The Virgin All-Time Album Top 1000.
No. 76, Rolling Stone, The 100 Greatest Album Covers.
Cover design by Tony Wright, photography by Richard Polack. Album produced by Steve Winwood. Island 1971.
An incredible collection of talent made up this band and it shows through on both sides of this record. The
voices, instruments and arrangements seem to be unique to this place and time. Who else besides could pull
off a 12:10 "Low Spark" and make you want more when it finishes? And the record still sounds fresh today.
Jazz inflections, world-beat percussion and that voice of Steve Winwood plaintive yet strong at the same time.
And you get the die-cut cover to top it all off. Who could ask for more? tralfaz-archives.com
(A) Hidden Treasure - The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys - Light Up or Leave Me Alone
(B) Rock and Roll Stew - Many a Mile to Freedom - Rainmaker
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