Vinyl love: Spiritualized “Everything was beautiful”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Spiritualized
Album Title: Everything was beautiful
Year released: 2022
Details: Limited edition, pink, 140gram, removable pill box cutout

The skinny: I just finished wrapping up the countdown of my favourite albums of 2022 a few days ago and this latest by Spiritualized came in at the top spot. I told the story in that post about how I resisted the urge to listen to the album before I received the physical copy, despite having the digital copy included with the preorder from Bandcamp. “Everything was beautiful” was exactly as advertised and everything I’d come to expect from Jason Pierce and more. For me, it plays like “a sum of all of Pierce’s ideas and work, like you can hear pieces of all his career on this album”. When placing my pre-order, I went with Bandcamp to get the deluxe version of the release, pressed to 140 gram pink vinyl and with the special packaging that features a pop-out pill box on the cover. Classic Spiritualized.

Standout track: “The A song (Laid in your arms)”

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