Everything that Spiritualized has ever released is available on the Complete Works, now songs that never saw the light of day have become available. Originally a bootleg which was made available on the band website. Laser Guide Melodies era Spiritualized is in my opinion their zenith. Jason’s voice is reedy throughout this lofi stroll through their early songs.
Why Don’t You Smile Now? (alternate mix) has an even greater wall of sound than the original. Angel Sigh (alternate mix) has some interchange between Jason and probably Will B Carruthers. There is also a version of the Spacemen 3 song Sometimes.
Spiritualized : Blue on Blue: Unreleased Mixes, Demos & Outtakes 1990-1991
Why Don’t You Smile Now (Alternate Mix)
Step Into the Breeze Instrumental (Alternate Instrumental Mix)
Angel Sigh Guitars (Alternate Mix)
If I Were With Her Now (Alternate Mix)
Any Way That You Want Me (Violin Outtake)
Didgeridoo (Sway Demo)
Take Your Time (Alternate Mix)
200 Bars (Alternate Mix)
These Blues (Demo Version)
Angel Sigh (Take Two)
Sometimes (First Spiritualized Rehearsal)
I have been lucky enough to get tickets to see Spiritualized at the Royal Festival Hall performing Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space. The first time I saw Spiritualized was back in 1992 at Glastonbury. They were playing during the day and everyone was sat down. As I sat there listening, great walls of sound washed over me. Since then I have seen them at Bristol Colston Hall, Portsmouth Pyramids, Exeter Lemongrove, the Eden Project, Salisbury Arts centre, Bristol Bierkeller, Royal Festival Hall, the Albert Hall and at Glastonbury in 1998. They are such a tight outfit that when I saw other bands around the same time they seemed sloppy.
I brought Tripping in Sweden at a record fair, because I was so desperate for some more material. It was my first CD bootleg. The first 9 tracks are from the Lollipop festival 1997 in Sweden and the last 3 tracks were recorded live at Glasgow 15th March 1998
Spiritualized : Tripping in Sweden
Cop Shoot Cop
Shine a Light
No God, Only Religion
Think I’m in Love
Oh Happy Day
Home of the Brave