Friday, 14 September 2012

Spiritualized - Festival No 6, Portmeirion, Wales, UK - video

01 Hey Jane
02 Ladies + Gentleman
03 Walking With Jesus
04 Oh Baby
05 She Kissed Me (It Felt Like A Hit)
06 Take Me To The Other Side

based on a review from here - missing tracks

Sunday, 9 September 2012

spiritualized - Bestival Festival, Isle of Wight, UK

All Of My Tears
Electric Mainline
Hey Jane
Walking With Jesus
Oh Baby

setlist from here

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Spiritualized - Converse Represent, 100 Club, London, UK - supporting Paul Weller - 1st August 2012 - nme review

Paul Weller/Spiritualized 

Converse Represent @ 100 Club, London, August 1

In 2009, students from Ireland’s Institute Of Technology crammed 86 people into a single campervan. For many years, Iggy Pop squashed the genitals of a bull elephant into transparent plastic trousers intended for a 17-year-old girl. And tonight, in a similar feat of Herculean endeavour, Jason Pierce will attempt to fit Spiritualized – a band which generally comes surgically attached to a symphonic orchestra, several gospel choirs and the Royal Albert Hall – into the 100 Club, which is a bit like finding Vesuvius erupting in your airing cupboard. And then, as if that wasn’t historic and monumental enough, they’ll bung a flipping Paul Weller gig on top. A bit like stopping the Vesuvius in your airing cupboard from erupting by dropping Saturn on it.
‘They’, in this ridiculous scenario, are Converse, saviours of the 100 Club, who’ve had quite the nice little run of it over the past few days. Tomorrow, Blur will play here. A few days ago, it was Plan B. But tonight, all must make way this double-whammy of super-charged sonic kicks, Pierce’s epic gospel blues cataclysms slamming into Weller’s revitalised psychedelic punk soul.

As a warm-up for the musical equivalent of two Titans wrestling in a sack, the support acts attempt superhuman miracles of their own. Towns, spurred on by the unstoppable Stone Roses baggynaut, attempt to revive Madchester single-handed, despite clearly being from Weston-super-Mare. 2:54 drip their acid guitar gothics as if trying to coolly erode their way to the centre of the earth. And Vancouver’s garage punk duo Japandroids go for the world record for hammering out essentially the same song repeatedly for half-an-hour.

It takes barely 10 minutes for Jason Pierce to realise the folly of playing a club gig in support of a major mod legend. Having stripped Spiritualized down to its flame-spewing turbine core of guitars, bass, drums and just the two gospel singers, he attacks the gig with a stone-faced fury, unleashing the riot-punk bastard that always gnashed away between the orchestral ballast and blasting out new album opener ‘Hey Jane’ in a blitz of garage-blues scree. It’s a tune like a buried Prometheus space-ship taking off, but when it reaches the lull before the orgasmic crescendo coda of “Sweet heart, sweet light… love of my life”, it’s virtually inaudible. Beyond the rapt cluster front of stage, a bar-full of Wiggins-alike Weller disciples for whom Spiritualized might as well be Dumpy’s Rusty Nuts are talking over it. And, outrageously, they’re not even getting arrested.

The fragile chain-gang lament ‘Broken Heart’ suffers the same despicable fate and the dynamic build of a wondrous ‘Oh Baby’ – one of Pierce’s premium lullabies of pure elation – is destroyed by bar chatter. As a man whose usual onstage displays of outrage and emotion reflect the ferocity you’d usually find on something planted on Easter Island, Pierce is outwardly unflapped, but knows what he must do. With the closest he’s ever come to a snarl he launches into a 10-minute oxyacetylene take on Spacemen 3’s ‘Take Me To The Other Side’ full of deafening, squealing feedback that sears the skin off the dazzled mod faces like the end of Raiders Of The Lost Ark, sets fire to their sideburns, liquefies their spines, cracks open their skulls and spoons out and eats their jellified brains. Having proved himself among the greatest kick-ass rock’n’roll geniuses on the planet – and probably created a million Higgs-Bosons with a mere tap of his Cosmic Catastrophe pedal – Pierce gives a satisfied nod, a clap and leaves the stage. Job done.

You fear for Weller having to follow it, but the guy’s a legend on peak form and his revitalised, experimental new material is laser-targeted at punk clubs. You could argue it’s predictable, restrictive, even a bit tragic that a post-punk pioneer has to hark back to their inescapable initial flare in order to reclaim some relevance – an attitude Weller acknowledges by only playing ‘Start!’, ‘Art School’ and ‘In The City’ from his Jam days. But as he laces the punkish soul of ‘Fast Car/Slow Traffic’ and new single ‘The Attic’ with modernist psychedelics, weaves pastoral carnival electro into Beatledelic shapes on ‘When Your Garden’s Overgrown’ or gives The Who’s ‘I Can’t Explain’ a funk update on ‘That Dangerous Age’ it’s clear he’s given up meticulously recreating the classic soul sounds and begun inventing his own again. I mean, ‘Kling I Klang’ sounds like a Kraftwerk song that was left off the Mary Poppins soundtrack, and who’d have expected that from The Changing Man?#
Like a scab you shouldn’t pick, though, even when cut to an hour Weller can’t help indulge in some tedious prog-soul work-outs during ‘Pieces Of A Dream’ and ‘Foot Of The Mountain’, plodding and pointless Riders On The Yawn wankathons that make the gig feel like being locked in sauna with Santana. 
Still, they’re the only moments of the night that don’t strain the 100 Club’s seams to bursting. For the most part the Modfather struts and puffs through songs as youthful and vibrant as his new wave heyday, soaking up the chants of his name. It’s tough to imagine even the Pistols’ ’76 gigs scorching the walls as much as Weller does tonight.

Mark Beaumont

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Spiritualized - Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound - setlist videos

1. Hey Jane
2. Lord Let It Rain On Me
3. Walkin' with Jesus
4. Oh Baby
5. Born Never Asked
6. Electric Mainline
7. Soul On Fire - youtube
8. Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
9. Mary
10. Come Together

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Spiritualized-Primavera Festival, Parc-Del-Forum, Barcelona, Spain - video

Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space video

1. Hey Jane
2. Lord Let It Rain On Me
3. Walkin' with Jesus
4. Oh Baby
5. Born Never Asked
6. Electric Mainline
7. Soul On Fire
8. Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
9. Mary
10. Come Together

setlist from here

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Spiritualized - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC - 10th May 2012 - Watch Pro Shot Video + bootleg info

2012-05-10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 ClubLink- 39 min pro shot video

Live in Concert

Spiritualized In Concert

 • Rock 'n' roll is most often the stuff of youth and vitality — of desire, of frustration, of love and lust and other ephemeral concerns. Spiritualized singer Jason Pierce (a.k.a. J. Spaceman) knows his way around music's role in such hedonistic pursuits, but his work also reflects an acute understanding of mortality, loss and the desire to lean on a force greater than oneself.
Pierce almost died twice in the last seven years, once from double-pneumonia and once from degenerative liver disease which necessitated chemotherapy. He recorded Spiritualized's remarkable new record, Sweet Heart Sweet Light, while recovering from the latter, and its songs don't hesitate to leer into the abyss. Even as they swagger and seethe, they document a frail and flawed man's circuitous journey through self-inflicted agonies and righteous redemption, and back around to agony.
That said, a Spiritualized concert is the stuff of big-hearted, spaced-out, bliss-packed joy and celebration. Sweet Heart Sweet Light overtly pursues salvation through divine intervention — it doesn't take a careful parsing of lyrics to figure that out — so it's appropriate that Spiritualized in concert can convey the spirit of a revival show.
Set List
  • "Hey Jane"
  • "Lord Let It Rain On Me"
  • "Headin' for the Top Now"
  • "Walkin' with Jesus"
  • "Oh Baby"
  • "Rated X"
  • "Born Never Asked"
  • "Electric Mainline"
  • "Soul on Fire"
  • "I Am What I Am" *
  • "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space" *
  • "Mary"
  • "Stay with Me" *
  • "So Long You Pretty Thing" *
  • "She Kissed Me (And It Felt Like a Hit)" *
  • "Come Together" *
  • "Cop Shoot Cop"
* featured video
Producers: Mito Habe-Evans and Robin Hilton; Audio engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Claire O'Neill and John Rose; Production assistance: Michael Katzif and Dan Raby; Photos: Michael Katzif

from here


2012/05/10 - 930 Club; Washington DC, USA

Source: CA-14's (Cards) > Church Audio ST-9100 > Edirol R09-HR @ 24/96
Location: *STEALTH*
Editing: Tracking, fades, slight EQ, and normalization (each channel independently to -0.10dB) were done while the show was laid in Sony Soundforge 10.0a (Build 425) as a wav file.
Conversion: Trader's Little Helper v.2.7.0 (Build 172)

01. Intro 01:44
02. Hey Jane 10:25
03. Let It Rain On Me 04:15
04. Headin' For the Top Now 07:40
05. Walkin' with Jesus 06:26
06. Oh Baby 05:11
07. Rated X 06:15
08. Born Never Asked 02:41
09. Electric Mainline 06:33
10. Soul on Fire 04:01
11. I Am What I Am 05:32
12. Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in S...06:13
13. Mary 06:51
14. Stay With Me 07:30
15. She Kissed Me (And It Felt Like a Hit) 05:00
16. Come Together 13:23
17. So Long You Pretty Thing 09:12
18. Cop Shoot Cop 17:24


This was my first time seeing Spiritualized, and what's more is that they're a band with whom I am completely unfamiliar. I went on the recommendation of some friends and I'm glad I did! I met up an old show-going friend at the venue (shout-out to Jon!), and he was able to help me out with the setlist and tracknames. NPR was at the show and not only did they stream and archive a (lossy) copy of the audio from the performance, but there were also a few cameras onhand for them to stream a video of the show as well. I have not even bothered trying to sync the two recordings, mostly because of the degradation of audio integrity that would be associated with creating such a matrix. All the same, I'm quite pleased with the quality of my recording, so I hope you too are able to enjoy it just as-is!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Spiritualized - Metro, Chicago, IL - 3rd May 2012 - setlist, picture, bootleg

May 3, 2012
Chicago, IL
The Metro

1) Hey Jane
2) Lord Let It Rain On Me
3) Headin' for the Top Now
4) She Kissed Me (It Felt Like A Hit)
5) Lay Back in the Sun
6) Oh Baby
7) Rated X
8) I Am What I Am
9) Born Never Asked
10) Electric Mainline
11) Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
12) Mary
13) Stay With Me
14) So Long You Pretty Thing
15) Come Together
16) Electricity
17) Cop Shoot Cop

Edirol R-09 (internal mics) > 24/48 wav> Soundforge 9> 16/44 wav> CD wave splitter> Trader's Little Helper
Recorded & FLAC by Alien Rendel

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Spiritualized ABC Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Thursday 22nd March 2012-download complete MP3's bootleg tufty

pic thanks to BzaInSpace

01 Come Together
02 Hey Jane
03 Lord Let It Rain On Me
04 Heading For The Top
05 She Kissed Me (It Felt Like A Hit)
06 Lay Back In The Sun
07 Oh Baby
08 Rated X
09 I Am What I Am
10 Electric Mainline
11 Mary
12 Stay With Me
13 So Long
14 Electricity
15 Cop Shoot Cop

download complete MP3's here
223mb zipfile on 4shared

FLACS here on Dime

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Spiritualized - 2012-03-15 - BBC 5 Music session

BBC Session (for Lauren Laverne show)
Maida Vale Studio 3

Digital Satellite broadcast (live) 2012-03-15 & (recorded) 2012-03-19 MPEG1 layer 2 48kHz @ 160kbps:
BBC 6 Music > DVB-S > Hauppauge Nova-S > DVBviewer > .ts > VLC (demux) > .mp2 >
MpegSchnitt (trimming) > .mp2. Tags added with Foobar 2000.

This collection of mp2s comes from only 2 sources; primarily the original live
6 Music broadcast, with the 3 songs performed after the end of Lauren's show
sourced from the "rebroadcast" 4 days later.

6 Music Live broadcast (~11:20am):
1. Interview 6:40
6 Music Live broadcast (~12:05pm)
2. Introduction
3. Hey Jane
4. Lord Let It Rain On Me 15:35
6 Music Live broadcast (~12:50pm)
5. Introduction
6. Little Girl
7. She Kissed Me (It Felt Like A Hit)
8. Closing comments 9:04
9. I Am What I Am
10. Mary
11. Come Together 15:40
Total Time : [46:59]