STANDARD VINYL contains:
1x 140g Black Vinyl
350gsm 3mm Spined Outer Sleeve – Printed on High Gloss UV Finish with Matt Spot Varnish Print | Embossed Dots
300gsm Inner Sleeve | Gold Foil
Sleeve and lyrics translated fully into Japanese
Limited to 500 units pressing worldwide
During lockdown last year, J Spaceman would walk through an empty “Roman London” where the world was “full of birdsong and strangeness”, trying to make sense of all the music playing in his head at the time. The mixers and mixes of his new record weren’t working out yet. Spaceman plays 16 different instruments on Everything Was Beautiful which was put down at 11 different studios, as well as at his home.
He also employed more than 30 musicians and singers including his daughter Poppy, long-time collaborator and friend John Coxon, string and brass sections, choirs and finger bells and chimes from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. Eventually the mixes got there and Everything Was Beautiful was achieved.
The result is some of the most “live” sounding recordings that Spiritualized have released since the Live At The Albert Hall record of 1998, around the time of Ladies & Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space.