This, the fourth single release from the Travelling Without Moving album first appeared in October 1997 in the form of a Spanish promo prior to the UK release at the start of December the same year.
This release is the first time that a European remixes release has not contained the same tracks as the UK remixes release. The CD also has a completely different catalogue number.
Prior to its UK release, www.dotmusic.com gave the single the following review:
"Roger Sanchez has provided the perfect reply to those critics muttering about the slipping standard of his remixes with this scorching version of Jamiroquai's latest single. Of course it helps if you have good music to work with and the song lends itself well to a house treatment. Nevertheless this is funky house at its best with Sanchez using a complex arrangement of breakbeats, brass riffs, a tough bassline and plenty of squelchy noises to complement JK's wailing vocals. In fact, to really appreciate the detailed production you have to flip over to the Doobie Dub where you can hear the churning noises and rhythms in all their glory."
On the UK Singles Chart Page for 07 December 1997, James Masterton wrote:
"After a brace of Number 6 hits earlier this year, Jamiroquai lands just inside the Top 20 with this new single, perhaps lacking the minimalist magic of Alright which was his last single back in May. Nonetheless it extends his run of Top 20 hits to 8, stretching back to Space Cowboy in October 1994."
Around the time of the single's release, Blues and Soul magazine carried the following review:
"Travelling Without Moving has now sold five million copies. The album has spawned a number of hits, most notably the recently award-winning Virtual Insanity. What's more it is now a good year since the collection's release. All this leads to one thinking that this release of High Times, a quirky little ditty which was, at best, a good album-track will not go down as one of the most significant moments in this excellent band's history. If truth must prevail (and it surely must), old associate Roger 'S-man' Sanchez's remix, usually, of course, an event in itself does not do anything to enhance the moment. The harsh, android-like bassline does not suit a song that works far better as an organic semi-acoustic, acid jazzy thing complete with a growling analogue bassline that is reminiscent of Clinton's Atomic Dog doing a fart...and that's funky y'all! (Rating 6)"
This single release of High Times is different from the version that appears on the two track bonus release of Travelling Without Moving as it does not include background sound samples which appear on this version of the album.
This release has the same cover as the UK promo, but the tracklist is the other way round.
The cover is exactly the same as the High Times CD2 cover (although bigger), except there's no sticker and the buffalo man in the middle is white and not black.