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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Deep Cuts From Bloggy's Vault: Rock

Spiritualized Songs In A & E
In 2007, in the U.K.'s version of the American Emergency Room Spiritualized's frontman Jason Pierce was kept alive on machines in the Accident & Emergency ward. After surviving pneumonia in both lungs Pierce put together Spiritualized's first album in five years: "Songs in A & E". The album is not only named as a toungue-in-cheek tribute to Pierce's favorite chords, but also a darkly passionate reminder of where these songs are lived out - in a place where life and death intersect in anti-septic and electricity.

This album, complete with IV and sterilized hospital equipment arranged OCD neatly in the interior art, is the fifth Spiritualized album. It was released after Pierce made a full recovery in 2008. "Songs In A & E" showcases a vibrant determination to live by confronting reoccuring romantic confusion in "Baby, I'm Just A Fool", nearness of death in "Death Take Your Fiddle", crippling illness in a series of songs on the album called Harmonies and reflection over warm regrets in "Sitting On Fire".

Spiritualized - Baby, I'm Just A Fool.mp3 (9.7mb)

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