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)

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 – Stream Brand New Soul-Searching Album ‘AND NOTHING HURT’ Right Here…

30 August 2018

JASON PIERCE‘s symphonic orchestra SPIRITUALIZED first album in over six years, entitled AND NOTHING HURT will see the day of light on 7 September. But thanks to NPR MUSIC you can have already a ‘first listen’ accompanied by a short review. Click and join Pierce‘s new soul-searching journey right here… Stream New Spiritualized Album.


(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

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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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SPIRITUALIZED – ‘Oh Happy Day’ – GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL 1998…

Smashing live performances of smashing knockouts

‘Oh Happy Day’ by SPIRITUALIZED
Glastonbury festival UK 1998

Oh Happy Day‘ was a 1967 gospel music arrangement of an 18th-century hymn.
It was recorded by American band the Edwin Hawkins Singers and became a hit
in 1969. Spiritualized‘s epic rendition 20 years ago at Glastonbury was just stunning.
A psychedelic quit/loud tour de force with a spine-tingling performance by a superb
gospel choir…

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