Spiritualized In State Of 'Grace'
U.K. psychedelic rock outfit Spiritualized has set a Sept. 9 release date for its latest album, "Amazing Grace," which will be released in the U.S. on frontman Jason Pierce's own Spaceman label througU.K. psychedelic rock outfit Spiritualized has set a Sept. 9 release date for its latest album, "Amazing Grace," which will be released in the U.S. on frontman Jason Pierce's own Spaceman label through the Sanctuary Group. The 11-song disc is reportedly more stripped-down than its orchestral 2001 predecessor, "Let It Come Down" (Spaceman/Arista).
Spiritualized completed a short U.S. tour earlier this month, during which the band debuted a number of songs set for "Amazing Grace." One of the new songs, "Hold On," was featured in a different version on the benefit album "War Child: Hope," released in the U.K. in April by the War Child charity in association with the Daily Mirror newspaper.
Other tunes to be included on the new album are "This Little Life of Mine," "The Power and the Glory," "She Kissed Me (It Felt Like a Hit)" and "The Ballad of Richie Lee."
Earlier this year Spiritualized issued "The Complete Works Vol. 1" (Spaceman/Arista), a double-disc rarities compilation culling tracks from the first four years of the band's existence, 1990-1993. "Amazing Grace" will be the group's first studio album since "Let It Come Down." That set debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold 56,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here is the track listing for "Amazing Grace":
"This Little Life of Mine"
"She Kissed Me (It Felt Like a Hit)"
"Never Goin' Back"
"The Power and the Glory"
"Lord Let It Rain On Me"
"The Ballad of Richie Lee"
"Lay It Down Slow"