In many ways, Spiritualized are the quintessential vinyl band. The original packaging for their iconic 1997 album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space was designed to replicate a pill bottle and proved so expensive to produce that they barely made a profit per unit.
Now the band are set to reissue all of their first four records on vinyl in what are being described as the “definitive vinyl editions” of Lazer Guided Melodies (1992), Pure Phase (1995), Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (1997) and Let It Come Down (2001) via Fat Possum Records.
The first instalment of ‘The Spaceman Reissue Program’, which was curated by frontman Jason Pierce (J. Spaceman), will be released on April 23rd in the shape of their debut record Lazer Guided Melodies.
A statement made by Pierce, he described the release as “the fullest spectrum audio and physical treatment they’ve deserved since 1992”. The record is set to be issued on both standard black 180-gram vinyl as well as a limited edition white release.
Release dates for the subsequent three reissues are yet to be announced but are expected soon.
You can check out a video for ‘I’m Your Man’ taken from their most recent album And Nothing Hurts, released in 2018, below.