Spiritualized have announced a vinyl reissue of their landmark 1997 LP Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space as part of the Spacemen Reissue Program. It’s the third edition of the series following re-releases of 1992’s Lazer Guided Melodies and 1995’s Pure Phase, and it’s due out September 10 via Fat Possum. Check out a newly unveiled uncensored video for ‘Come Together’ below.
Talking about the album, the band’s Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) said in a statement: “We went out to America ahead of recording this record. John [Coxon] had joined on guitar and I’d recorded the title track and a number of other demos that ended up on the finished record. But we got to play Cop Shoot Cop and Electricity live and to work them out before we recorded them for the record and then John became integral to the band. He came from a world of Syl Johnson and Al Green, Teenie Hodges and Reggie Young; a different world within the guitar lines. And then there was Kate [Radley]’s hugely influential keyboard that was relentless and loud.”
Pierce added: “I like Pure Phase the best of these four records, but people still say Ladies and Gentlemen is where everything kind of came together. I’m still astounded by both records, where they don’t let up. There’s no kind of curfew. Or no ‘you can’t stay on that section for that length of time.’ They sit on where they arrive and stay there, and I found that kind of amazing.”