Song Of The Day #30.


Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

This blog had been somewhat dormant for the past two months, possibly because there’s been nothing good to post about. But hello, we are here again, and have for you today and outSTANDING song that you have to listen to if you haven’t before. And I think you’ll listen to it even if you have heard it before because it’s reminded you of how fantastic it is. Coming from the 1997 album with the same name by “space rock” band Spiritualized, there are apparently a few versions of this song (possibly two? This is what BenchLad tells me anyway) as they use Elvis’ ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’ as an undercurrent. That in itself is an absolute choon, but apparently the Elvis Estate weren’t too happy with the useage of it, so didn’t allow it. Which I think is silly as it seems to fit so well. But this is the version with that in it, and I also get vibes of Pachelbel coming through too, in a Canon-esque sort of fashion. Not sure if you do, but aren’t the lyrics amazing?! This should surely melt even the coldest of hearts, and in a week where Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ has plagued literally all of the radio stations, methinks it’s nice to hear something of the same sentiment (only in a positive light), but much more understated and modest. Hoorah for non-commerical music!

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