Vinyl love: Spiritualized “Sweet heart, sweet light”

(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: Sweet heart, sweet light
Year released: 2012
Details: Limited edition, 2 x LP, white

The skinny: Spiritualized’s latest record “Everything was beautiful” ended up on the top of my list of best albums for last year and to celebrate, I decided to kick off this new year with a ‘Vinyl love’ post featuring that very same record. Then, I thought, why stop there? And so, you’re now in for a prolonged Spiritualized ‘Vinyl love’ series, starting their 2012 release, “Sweet heart, sweet light”*, and going backwards chronologically from there. To be honest, this one is the least played in my collection. Not but because I dislike it, understand, but because it was nearly the last one to be added to my shelf. I remember seeing it on the merch shelves when I saw Jason Pierce and company touring for the record, thought about, but opted instead for a copy of it on CD because I was still very new to collecting vinyl and didn’t yet have a turntable. I’ve often heard that the only regretted purchases are the ones not made and I definitely did regret leaving that record there. I finally remedied my error a few years ago at a record store in Toronto.

Standout track: “Hey Jane”

*I’ve already featured Spiritualized’s 2018 album “And nothing hurt” in this space.

4 replies on “Vinyl love: Spiritualized “Sweet heart, sweet light””

No. I’m getting pretty obsessive about my vinyl collecting but I’m not quite at the point where I’ll buy every version of a certain release. (Maybe that’s the next step in this insanity.) I’ve got all the poor man’s Plain Recording releases. People complain about them but they sound good to me. Perhaps if I heard the new fancy pants versions, I’d change my mind…

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