Reissues are often hard to come by. That is often because record labels find it hard to market and sometimes the band may become ‘dated’. That is why ‘Fucked Up Inside’, the reissue from UK band Spiritualized, is such a rarity. The time it was recorded (live at the Crest Theatre in San Diego and the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles in November 1992) captures that moment in time of a band at it’s best as well as showcasing of the timelessness that the tracks exhort.
The re-issue shows a moment in history that, with the current state of music, now shows a freshness that is a rarity in today’s’ musical world.
Originally released in 1993, this was their first official live release. This was originally a limited-edition package, available only via Bandcamp.
Formed in 1990 in Rugby, Warwickshire by Jason Pierce (often known as J. Spaceman) after leaving Spacemen 3, Spiritualized members have changed from album to album, with Pierce being the only constant member.
The album’s name derives from the song ‘Medication’. These seven tracks were recorded during Spiritualzed’s first U.S. tour at the Crest Theatre in San Diego and the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on November 1992. This reissue contains live performances of three songs from ‘Lazer Guided Melodies’, as well as cuts from ‘Pure Phase’ and a cover of Spaceman 3 ‘Walking With Jesus’.
The Glass Redux re-issues mark the first commercially distributed releases. The original sleeve design was faithfully re-created, the guitar effects pedals embossed and foil blocked. Available as heavyweight 180-gram vinyl, this record was re-mastered by John Rivers (Love and Rockets, Dead Can Dance, Xymox, Pop Will Eat Itself) at Woodbine Studios especially for a vinyl release. It released on CD last November and limited edition clear vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day.
This album distills the full hypnotic brilliance of the group’s remarkable live set onto the record. Songs like ‘Take Good Care of It’, ‘Shine a Light’ and ‘Smiles’ build and bloom with rare grandeur, crystallizing the epic sweep of Jason Pierce’s sonic vision.
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The black vinyl edition comes with an embossed and silver foil blocked sleeve, with black paper inner. This album is also available in CD format in a gatefold card foiled and embossed card wallet. This vinyl edition is available to pre-order via Bandcamp and will be available in stores everywhere as of release day.
SOURCE: Official Bio