New Spiritual SPIRITUALIZED Album ‘EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL’ Out Now

23 April 2022


(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Band: SPIRITUALIZED

Who: The space/soul/psych band of former
Spacemen 3 member Jason Pierce
Active: Since 1990 / 9 studio LPs

New album: EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL
Released: 21 April 2022
Order info: here

Pitchfork says: “J Spaceman’s latest opus is gloriously satisfying and self-referential, refining his orchestral space rock with alchemical power… You could take issue with Spiritualized for sticking so closely to the blueprint they inaugurated more than 30 years ago. But the band always felt built for repetition and refinement, a cosmic home for Jason Pierce to grow comfortably old, away from an ever-changing musical world. And if Everything Was Beautiful calls back to Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, it does so in a way that suggests that the fires are still burning, only slightly dimmed by the passing of time. Everything Was Beautiful is like meeting an old friend and finding new shared memories, the nostalgia not yet worn thin. It’s another glorious argument in favor of getting high on your own supply.” Full review here Score: 7.8/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Jason Pierce operates in his same sonic cocoon for years now, making and recording (9) albums, from good to awesome (Lazer Guided Melodies / Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space). This new one falls somewhere in the middle. Familiar (Let It Bleed / Always Together With You / Crazy) and hypnotizing (Best Thing You Never Had / The A Song)

Singles/clips: Always Together With You / The mainline Song – The Lockdown Song

– ALWAYS TOGETHER WITH YOU –
A gospel-like epic symphony.

-THE MAINLINE SONG / THE LOCKDOWN SONG –
Psych-Kraut-pop at its Pierce best.

Stream full LP here on Spotify…

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SPIRITUALIZED Shares New Psych-Kraut-Pop Jam ‘THE MAINLINE SONG / THE LOCKDOWN SONG’ From Upcoming LP

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8 March 2022


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Band: SPIRITUALIZED
Who: The space/soul/psych band of former
Spacemen 3 member Jason Pierce
Active: Since 1990 / 9 studio LPs

New album: EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL
Out: 25 February 2022
Order info: here

New single: The Mainline Song / The Lockdown Song
Partly inspired by the protests happening in the US
towards the end of the first Lockdown in 2020.

An evocative jam. Psych-Kraut-pop at its Jason Pierce best.

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SPIRITUALIZED Announce 9th LP And Share A New Symphonic Spiritual ‘ALWAYS TOGETHER WITH YOU’

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3 November 2021


(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

Band: SPIRITUALIZED
Who: The space/soul/psych band of former
Spacemen 3 member Jason Pierce
Active: Since 1990 / 9 studio LPs

New album: EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL
Out: 25 February 2022
Order info: here

Lead single: ALWAYS TOGETHER WITH YOU

Jason Pierce: “I felt like I’d been in training for this my whole life.
It’s a buzzy, psych-tinged affair spanning just under seven minutes,
carried by reverberant guitars and ultra-bright vocal harmonies.”

Pierce does what he does so greatly for so long now. This new piece
is another soulful spiritual growing into a gospel-like epic symphony.

Enjoy here…

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New album EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL out 25th february 2022 via Bella Union

SPIRITUALIZED – Reissue Of PIERCE Masterpiece ‘LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE’

28 July 2021

Artist: SPIRITUALIZED
Jason Pierce’s longtime musical spaceship
Active: Since 1990 / 8 studio albums (so far)

Reissue: LADIES AND GENTELMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE
Third longplayer released on 16 June 1997
Format: Neptune Blue and Black Vinyl / CD

Pre-order: here


(reworked artwork by Mark Farrow)

Jason Pierce about late legend Dr. John playing on closing track ‘Cop Shoot Cop‘:
“I just wrote a letter, sent the track and his response was immediate. He said “absolutely, absolutely, love it”. It was where he wanted to be. I was completely in awe of him and his
playing and everything he put to it. I could hardly speak, to be honest. Not that I needed
to speak much. It didn’t add anything little or less to the proceedings. It was an amazing
session, amazing to do.”

Pitchfork about the album: “That’s what ranks ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating
in Space’ alongside the best art: Jason Pierce and a big band that included his ex-girlfriend
and a whole slew of people that soon became his ex-bandmates faithfully render the cycle
of loving anything– the innocent exuberance, the bitter rejection, the episodic denial, in 70 perfect minutes.”
Full review here. Score: 10/10.


(original artwork)

Stream full original
album
here…

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(Spiritualized – Amsterdam 2015 – pic by Turn Up The Volume – a flabbergasting experience)

The Spaceman Reissue Program Of SPIRITUALIZED Albums Starts Here…

7 March 2021

Band: SPIRITUALIZED (UK)
Who: Jason Pierce‘s (former Spacemen 3 member) orchestra

Album: LAZER GUIDED MELODIES
Debut LP originally released on 30 March 1992

Re-issue info: “The Spaceman Reissue Program edition of ‘Lazer Guided Melodies’ promises
to give those recordings the fullest spectrum audio and physical treatment they’ve deserved since 1992. It will be the first in this series of 180g double albums mastered from a half speed lacquer cut from original sources by Alchemy Mastering, presented in a gatefold jacket adorned by reworked art by Mark Farrow, and available in both a standard black vinyl pressing and limited edition white vinyl.”

Turn Up The Volume: Spiritual soul music in space.

Key single: Run…

Out: 23 April 2021 – white vinyl already sold out, but you
can buy the album digitally now and here on Bandcamp


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(Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2015 – photo Turn Up The Volume!)

SPIRITUALIZED Released Underated ‘AMAZING GRACE’ Longplayer 15 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

7 September 2018

Band: SPIRITUALIZED

Album: AMAZING GRACE – fifth longplayer

Released: 8 September 2003

ALL MUSIC wrote: “After the arduous process of making 2001’s hyper-orchestrated ‘Let It
Come Down’ and hearing the fierce, back-to-basics rock of bands like ‘The White Stripes’ and ‘Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’, Jason Pierce vowed that the next ‘Spiritualized’ album would be
a departure from the excesses of his previous efforts. In some aspects, Amazing Grace makes good on his word: right down to its cover art, a photo of a naked arm, free of any ornament
(or track marks), the album makes a show of its simplicity…”
– Score 3.5/5 – Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Although the critics weren’t really excited by this LP
I think it’s one of Jason Pierce‘s most fervent performances. Several of his spiritual
space blues symphonies on ‘Amazing Grace‘ still make a firm impact on my ears
and mind today. Most of all: This Little Life Of Mine / She Kissed Me (It Felt Like A Hit) /
Hold On / Never Goin’ Back / Lord Let It Rain On Me
and Cheapster

ALBUM in full…

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From yesterday to today
Brand new album out now…
here’s AND NOTHING HURT

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(photo by Turn Up The Volume! – Amsterdam 2015)

SPIRITUALIZED Drops Another Romantic Track From New Album – Here’s ‘HERE IT COMES (THE ROAD) LET’S GO’…

Brand new sonic impulses

Space junk Jason Pierce and SPIRITUALIZED will launch their first album in six years, entitled ‘AND NOTHING HURT‘ on September 7. After sharing previous pensive single
I’m Your Man early June, here’s another new moony reflection. HERE IT COMES (THE ROAD) LET’S GO is a melancholic daydream about losing yourself out in this troubled world. Atmospheric, cinematic and symphonic. It’s vintage Spiritualized romanticism.

Catch the downhearted mood right here…

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