28 July 2021

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

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)

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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

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

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


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…

From yesterday to today
Brand new album out now…

SPIRITUALIZED: Facebook – Website – All Albums

(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…

SPIRITUALIZED: Facebook – Website

JASON PIERCE’s SPIRITUALIZED Drops First New Track From Upcoming September Album – Here’s I’M YOUR MAN…

Brand new sonic impulses

11 June 2018

JASON PIERCE‘s musical alias SPIRITUALIZED will release its first longplayer in six years, entitled ‘AND NOTHING HURT‘ on September 7. Here’s the first new track I’M YOUR MAN.
A love ballad with some elevating moments when horns are added and midway when a solo guitar sequence injects this new cut with sparkling vitality. Listen/watch here with SPACEMAN Pierce behind the wheel…

SPIRITUALIZED: Facebook – Website