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Spiritualized: Songs In A & E
Buy! - (Fontana International)
Before recording Spiritualized’s 6th studio album, Jason Pierce was stricken with double pneumonia and nearly died. He slowly recovered after spending an extended period in the local hospital’s accident & emergency ward (hence the new album’s title). The album he ended up making turns out to be the most stripped-down, musically restrained and deeply personal recording in the Spiritualized catalog, with only a couple of psychedelic ragers to accompany a variety of emotionally vulnerable songs often rooted in blues, folk and gospel. And while most of the songs were written before he went into the hospital, their meditations on death and mortality are made more poignant by Pierce’s post-illness vocal fragility. 5/20/2008 - Don Yates
Other Spiritualized album reviews:

Sweet Heart, Sweet Light - 4/13/2012
Amazing Grace - 9/15/2003
Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space - 6/15/1997



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