Category Archives: Vinyl: Spiritualized

Spiritualized, Let It Come Down, 2001

I played this a lot in 2001. I’d moved to Japan that year, was living alone for the first time, out in some small Tokyo-satellite town, bought myself a great Bose system for my tiny apartment and played an awful … Continue reading

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Spiritualized, Royal Albert Hall October 10 1997, 1998

Royal Albert Hall was yet another Spiritualized album I bought on CD then sold again around the turn of the millennium. This one I really struggled with first time around. Strange, being such a Spiritualized fan and yet not digging … Continue reading

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Spiritualized, Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, 1997

Ladies And Gentlemen was a highlight of my late 90s, but in 1997, the year it came out, I’d shifted allegiance away from Spiritualized, in part I think because I hadn’t really enjoyed Pure Phase all that much (back then). … Continue reading

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Spiritualized, Pure Phase, 1995

My original CD copy of this came in a glow-in-the-dark luminous jewel case. I remember not really getting into it that much, I guess because my head/ears weren’t quite ready for where Jason Pierce was taking the band at that … Continue reading

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Spiritualized, Fucked Up Inside, 1993

This live document is similar to the Tindersticks’ live album, The Bloomsbury Theatre, in that it was released in between Spiritualized’s first and second albums. The music is taken from concerts in LA and San Francisco, November 1992. It contains … Continue reading

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Spiritualized, Lazer Guided Melodies, 1992

Here’s a band whose amazing sound-as-baptism aesthetic I got into right from the start. I picked up Lazer Guided Melodies way back in 1992 based on Steve Sutherland’s review in the Melody Maker. I was into ‘shoegaze’ at that time—bands … Continue reading

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