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Let It Come Down

SpiritualizedAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 25, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B00005OAIL
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,440 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce was recently labeled "the worst boss in Britain" by a major London magazine. No wonder. He has sacked virtually every lineup of Spiritualized since 1992, seemingly with the arrival of each new album. So Let It Come Down is essentially a solo affair, but you couldn't tell by its expansive sound. Incorporating a full orchestra, gospel choir, and crack team of extremely tolerant British rock musicians, like 1997's breakthrough Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space this has all the markings of a classic--from the heartbreaking choruses ("Stop Your Crying") and ramshackle rock workouts ("I Didn't Mean to Hurt You") to the rhapsodic lullabies ("You Won't Get too Heaven"). It is a record as unconventional and enlightening as a pair of other records helmed by egomaniacal psychedelic geniuses: Pink Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and Love's Forever Changes. --Jaan Uhelszki

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Back down to earth October 1, 2001
Format:Audio CD
If there is a consistent theme that runs through the epic and sprawling musical universe that is Spiritualized, and frontman Jason Pierce in particular, it�s the never ending pursuit of redemption and bliss. Through three major albums and a majestic (official) live recording, Pierce has consistently blurred the lines between religion (a drug for some ), drugs (a religion for others) and love (a combination of both?). The result is an overall feeling of musical transcedence that, in a way, has become its own religion to a steadfastly loyal legion of followers.
But on their fourth major release LET IT COME DOWN � a Spiritualized album in name only, since Pierce sacked almost the entire band before its recording � the lines are less blurred. One look at the song titles (�The Straight and the Narrow,� �Won�t Get to Heaven,� �Lord Can You Hear Me?�), and you�ll see that Pierce is leaning heavily toward the religious themes and gospel sounds he explored on 1997�s LADIES AND GENTLEMAN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE. Much like George Harrison�s 1970 album ALL THINGS MUST PASS, LET IT COME DOWN is the sound of a rock star, suddenly alone, calling out to a spiritual source for redemption. But in Pierce�s case, the results are mixed.
Despite being heavily promoted as a lush, orchestral recording, much of LET IT COME DOWN is surprisingly straightforward, with Pierce�s thin voice much more in the forefront. Largely gone are the ambient synths, avant-garde jazz noodlings and white noise of past recordings. Where songs on previous albums flowed into one another in an organic, almost cinematic fashion, many of the new songs have self-contained pop structures, with little extra atmosphere.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its really 4.5 stars.... March 8, 2004
By "lix86"
Format:Audio CD
This being the first and only Spiritualized CD I own, I can't compare it with LAGWAFIS etc....all I know is after I listed to this album once, the reaction was 'wow'. To get a quick taste, check out 'Don't Just Do Something', 'Straight and the Narrow' or the single 'Stop Your Crying'...in my opinion, the best songs on the album. Here it is song by song....
On Fire - A nice little start to the album. Upbeat, but a little simple. The very first line alludes to Spaceman's previous and/or ongoing drug/alcohol addiction ('Lets see how high we can fly/before the sun melts the wax in our wings')...a theme throughout the album
Do It All Over Again - Again, upbeat and catchy, simple and fun
Don't Just Do Something - I love this song. Perhaps the best on the album. Combines serious and hilarious lyrics, ie. 'I could lay in bed/like my mama said/"don't just do something,sit around instead"'. Nice, rambling verses, and a complete change in the middle. The kind of song you stop what you're doing to listen to
Out of Sight - Pretty song, nice rhymes, definitely worth checking out
Twelve Steps - A lot of people hate this song, and i'm not one of them. Certainly not the best on the album, but a nice, grungy change in a generally soft album. The only 'rockin' song on the album, and a pretty good effort
Straight and the Narrow - Aaah, another beautiful song. Great lyric for the chorus: 'the trouble with the straight and the narrow/is its so thin i keep sliding off to the side/and the devil makes good use for these hands of mine'. Definitely puts the 'spiritual' in Spiritualized, but in a way pretty much anyone can relate to.
I Didn't Mean To Hurt You - Great first verse...unfortunately its basically repeated throughout the whole song.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Out of sight! August 20, 2002
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I'm new to Spiritualized's music. "Let It Come Down" is my first Spiritualized cd. I bought it because for some odd reason I have been really curious to check out this particular album out. I got lucky this past weekend and found a copy of "Let It Come Down" in the used bins at my favorite record store. On the first listen, my initial reaction to this album was rather a negative attitude for the first couple of tracks but after a couple of listens I grew to love the entire album altogether. On immediate listen, I fell head over heels with "Don't Just Do Something", "The Straight and the Narrow", and "Stop Your Crying". Those three songs are the standout tracks on this album for me. The catchiness and melodies of the songs are tremendous. It took me awhile for "On Fire" and "The Twelve Steps" to grow on me, and sometimes great songs are like that, you don't like them initially but the more you listen to them, the more you like them. "The Twelve Steps" in particular sounds like something the highly overrated White Stripes and The Strokes with its garage rock sound. I couldn't help but notice that the entire album had a gospel vibe. I really dug it. Overall, I found "Let It Come Down" to be as good as I expected. I haven't been able to stop listening to it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Homecoming?...or Relapse? Does even Jason know? December 2, 2001
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"Let's see how high we can fly,
before the sun melts the wax in our wings /
Let's see how fast we can go /
before our eyes can't follow the road"
It's been said (by me, anyway), that Spiritualized remains one of the safest ways to experiment with heroin (right behind Portishead's "Glory Box" and similar deep-fried samples of genius), and while a sometimes surprising departure from what may have been the expected trajectory in the wake of Ladies and gentlemen, it fulfills the expectation of dose/peak/slump/glide we've seen in Jason's earlier works, all the way back to early Spacemen 3 days. In fact, Let it come down is, in some respects, a virtual retrospective on highlights of his stylings throughout his entire career.
Again calling himself 'Jay Spaceman', as he did in Spacemen 3 days (perhaps finally starting to get past those scars?--he once said he'd never play any Spacemen 3 songs ever again), he has followed his nearly singleminded pursuit of a pure, direct, organic--truly spiritual--sound, for better or for worse, gradually shedding extraneous baggage along the way, including former girlfriend (and original bandmate) Kate Radley, and nearly everyone else willing to take that ride with him.
He now teams up with Kate's replacement, the brilliant Welsh synthesist Thighpaulsandra (once-and-future collaborator with such greats as Julian Cope and Coil, as well as a duly accomplished name in his own right), a handful of people who must have enormous endurance and patience, as well as a massive layout of more formal backing muscle, including a gospel chorus, a skullshaking horn section, and a warp-powered string section.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A catchy, highly varied rock album that tops even the kitchen-sink...
In 1997 Spiritualized, the project of English musician Jason Pierce, released a now-classic rock album entitled Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space. Read more
Published on February 4, 2011 by Christopher Culver
3.0 out of 5 stars nice package, CD overproduced
I didn't know much about Spiritualized before I bought this CD, except that one of the members had been in Spaceman 3, a band that has a song out there that hypnotizes me. Read more
Published on December 25, 2008 by Surferofromantica
4.0 out of 5 stars Spaceman did it again. And really good.
Yes, he did... I've been reading other reviews where they compare this album to Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space and that's not a good point to start. Read more
Published on April 27, 2008 by Space Gaucho
4.0 out of 5 stars Out of sight is always out of mind...
It seems that Jason Pierce has decided that bigger is better on this album. And with few exceptions, this concept works. Read more
Published on August 1, 2006 by Matt
3.0 out of 5 stars Boring and Overdone
I probably will get some flak for what I am about to say but oh well, life goes on...Spiritualized at first impressed me for here, I thought, was a band that had a certain... Read more
Published on July 28, 2006 by Eddie Wannabee
5.0 out of 5 stars almost childlike in it's purity
I love Spiritualized and I love this CD! It is sweet, raw and very pure and honest; almost child like. The words and music bring me to interesting places of thought. Read more
Published on October 8, 2004 by Jenn Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally an artist that lives up to his name
This is an amazing find for me. Endlessly searching amazon I've struck gold only a few times and this is one of them. So glad I got this album! Read more
Published on August 7, 2004 by Stephen Newport
4.0 out of 5 stars To Buy or Not To Buy?
Well I still haven't bought this album because I just started listening to Spiritualized after a long time. Read more
Published on May 25, 2004 by Jeremy Webber
5.0 out of 5 stars One Sweeeeeet Album
On first listening I liked it......on second I loved it and I just seem to like it more each time I listen to it. Very diverse album, great lyrics awsome sounds..... Read more
Published on January 22, 2004 by Richard Johnson
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing....
Not worth the four year wait. The production is brittle and overwrought, and some of the songs are downright sappy. Read more
Published on March 29, 2003 by Snarf
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