Spiritualized - 'Sweet Heart, Sweet Light'

Spiritualized - 'Sweet Heart, Sweet Light'

Rather than ‘putting out records’, space-rock’s grand architect Jason Pierce constructs musical monuments; intricately carved monoliths cast from gospel, soul and blues and erected like orchestral Acropolises for the dedicated rock tourist...

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Spiritualized - 'Hey Jane'

Spiritualized - 'Hey Jane'

So, Jason Pierce delivered a version of his new album ‘Sweet Heart Sweet Light’ to meet label deadlines, which he then pulled so he could carry on mixing it in secret. The chugging, nine-minute beauty of this cut suggests that while his...

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Spiritualized

Spiritualized

They say that whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Still, Dave Gahan died for two minutes and has yet to produce anything more than gothy nonsense, while Duff McKagan’s pancreas exploded and he ended up in Velvet Bloody Revolver....

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Spiritualized

Spiritualized

Amy’s nocturnal antics may set tabloid pulses racing, but for Jason Pierce flirting with death is a full-time occupation. Having troubled a life-support machine in 2005, rock’s legendary purveyor of rare herbs and prescribed chemicals provides...

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Spiritualized : Let It Come Down

Spiritualized : Let It Come Down

There's little doubt now that Spiritualized's last studio album (1997's 'Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space') was a truly extraordinary achievement. Not only did it map out a wonderfully ambitious new blueprint for rock'n'roll by...

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Spiritualized : Dublin Vicar Street : Monday 8 September

Spiritualized : Dublin Vicar Street : Monday 8...

Jason Pierce is sitting down. He's on a stool, stage right, where he usually stands. And it's very unnerving. This is the first night of his back-to-basics tour. This is the tour that will see choirs, strings, brass sections and kitchen...

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Spiritualized : The Complete Works (Volume One)

Spiritualized : The Complete Works (Volume One)

When Spacemen 3 finally crashed to earth in 1991 after nine years of revolutionary psychedelic fervour, no one could have confidently predicted that Jason Pierce was going to be the one to emerge triumphantly from the wreckage. As far as...

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Spiritualized : Oslo Rockerfeller

Spiritualized : Oslo Rockerfeller

There is such a thing as overambition, and recently Spiritualized seem to have been intent on proving it. Last year's 'Let It Come Down' might have been an album of extraordinary scope, but there was also the sense that it lacked the rock'n'roll...

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Spiritualized  :  Do It All Over Again

Spiritualized : Do It All Over Again

Leave it to Jason Pierce, the inscrutable face of titanic space-rock, to make every other single this week sound wimpy and incomplete. This may be the third release from last year's stupendous 'Let It Come Down' - but every time our tortured hero...

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Single Of The Week, Spiritualized : Out Of Sight

Single Of The Week, Spiritualized : Out Of Sight

Yet another song almost certainly not about drugs from Jason Pierce , a man so spectacularly wry he even named his daughter Poppy. "Out of sight is always out of mind/ I think out of mind is out of sight," he begins, with the satisfaction of...

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