Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space - Live at Royal Festival Hall 12 Oct 2009

Astonishing quality recording of the show from the other night.

Phew! That was a helluva weekend - a party on Friday night, no sleep till approx. 5am Sunday by which point I'd arrived in London, spent the afternoon and evening boozing, and been introduced to the magic of laughing gas. This set us up nicely for the Peter Murphy show at Indigo2 on Sunday - a lesson for all early 80s acts on how to pull off a gig with grace and style. Magnificent stuff indeed.

By Monday we weren't feeling too clever, but a trip to the pub to meet the rest of the troops soon cleared away the cobwebs. We had a great selection of seats for the Spiritualized show - I was right down the front with my London-dwelling friend, and the rest were up in a box at the left hand side. It was here that the recording was made - I think we were deemed too untrustworthy to keep quiet up in the box - aye right…

The show itself? Mind-blowing. I've seen them loads before, with string quartets and choirs, but this was something else. I counted over 30 people onstage throughout. They did the album in order then an encore of Out Of Sight. At some points I actually thought I was having an out-of-body experience - other things had taken hold of me. By the time it got to Cop Shoot Cop it was hold on to your seats time.

This is THE best audience recording I have ever heard, and it was my mate Tufty and his swanky digital setup who did it.

If you're in the vicinity of Manchester or London for the remaining shows I urge to to get tickets and be suitably blown away...

*EDIT* Get your second night recording in WAV format here: Part 1 / Part 2



Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space - Live at Royal Festival Hall 12 Oct 2009 <-- NEW LINK
00 - Intro
01 - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
02 - Come Together
03 - I Think I'm In Love
04 - All Of My Thoughts
05 - Stay With Me
06 - Electricity
07 - Home Of The Brave
08 - The Individual
09 - Broken Heart
10 - No God Only Religion
11 - Cool Waves
12 - Cop Shoot Cop…
13 - Crowd
14 - Out Of Sight

Buy the album here

17 comments:

Moggieboy said...

Here you go: http://megaupload.com/?d=YO06ABMG

Anonymous said...

weatherall's remix of spiritualizeds 'come together'.have yer got it ,have yer,have yer.pleeeease

Anonymous said...

oh Moggieboy - thanks, but I actually already had the track... I just was seeing if you wanted it.

I wasn't too sure if it was rare or whatever... I never really got into Spiritualized. Although, I would say they absolutely had some GREAT songs

Mona said...

Moggieboy & Tufty~what can I say? If I had the money I would have gone to that gig from Melbourne! Saw them twice in a week at the beginning of this year but THIS is magnificent and a great recording. Thanx again!
Regards/

Chris Bray said...

And I just booked my tickets for the Barbican show in December too :D

Eric said...

What I've heard so far sounds incredible. As someone from the US who doesn't have the funds to make it overseas to any of these shows, I really appreciate this becoming available. I'm having trouble opening Parts 2 and 3, Expander is looking for a file named SPZpart1.r00. and won't expand Parts 2 and 3 until it's located...Help!

Eric said...

Out of Sight was also damaged. Couldn't get uncrunched or something.

smilecoldanatomy said...

thanks for this! i love spacemen 3, and i got to see sonic boom live here in the states a few years ago (definitely close to an out-of-body experience) but i'm honestly not too familiar with spiritualized so i look forward to listening to this. cheers!

-brian

Moggieboy said...

Thanks for all the comments on this one. Eric, I'm re-upping it as three separate ZIP files, no RAR/UNRAR required. Will change the links and let you know when that's done...

spaceman73 said...

cheers for this I saw them on tuesday, fucking superb

eclecticboogaloo said...

Good work tufty!

Anonymous said...

Moggieboy and Tufty, you are a pair of absolute stars! I was there Monday night, four rows from the front! Magic! Cheers, Steve

Anonymous said...

has the download been fixed yet moggie?

Moggieboy said...

Nah - crashed earlier on - re-upping just now. Will let u know.

Moggieboy said...

Cheers Tufty - I've edited the links now.

Moggieboy said...

Password? There's no password on it. What are you using to unzip it?

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