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I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by toomilk » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:01 am

I was listening to these a few moments ago and I just realized they are probably the most interesting SPZ audio rarities (although I remember someone explicitly snubbing Rocket USA).

Just to bring discussion of these tracks back to life,

a) Is there a better version of "I Am What I Am" than what we have on the Real Complete Works? It's pretty loss-y, so it would be fantastic to hear a clearer version.

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b) Was there any footage of this performance of "Rocket USA?" It was part of an NME awards performance (correct me if I'm wrong), so I would like to assume it was taped.

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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by good dope/good fun » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:48 pm

I just went back and listened to the Complete Works version and it is indeed very muddy.
There is a version on the BBC Sessions album - Letting it Flow which is absolutely crystal.

Spiritualized - "Letting It Flow - The BBC Sessions"
CD ---> FLAC/AIFF / Bit rate: 1411 kbps / Sample rate: 44.1000 kHz / Sample size: 16 bit

01. Let It Flow (Mark Radcliffe Show) 4:44
02. Born Never Asked / Electric Mainline (Mark Radcliffe Show) 6:42
03. Sway (Mark Radcliffe Show) 5:46
04. Smiles (John Peel 15 March 1992) 4:57
05. Take Good Care Of It (John Peel March 1993) 5:30
06. Stay With Me (John Peel March 1993) 4:44
07. Walking With Jesus ( (John Peel March 1993) 6:22
08. Come Together / Electric Mainline / I Am What I Am (Mary Anne Hobbs 22 Jan 1998) 13:55
09. Cop Shoot Cop (Mary Anne Hobbs 22 Jan 1998) 21:55

Playing time: I hr 14 mins 35 secs

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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by flamingrev » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:42 pm

Could somebody YSI that track? At the time, I think the muddy one was the best version available.

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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by Multi » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:27 am

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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by toomilk » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:41 am

The BBC Session listed on that site is the early one. I've never head the Letting It Flow version.

An upload would be very, very appreciated. :D

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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by angelsighs » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:37 pm

I second that notion- i've only got a shitty quality version of I Am What I Am, i'd love to hear the rest of that session. Apparantly its a co-write with Dr John. Would anyone recommend his album around the same time which features Spz members?

I love both these rarities, I reckon they show how awesome that eras lineup was- they could turn their hand to anything. Do people really knock Rocket USA? its great.

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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by good dope/good fun » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:44 pm

I am inept on how to upload music.
If someone wants, I will send them a copy of the BBC disk.
I'll mail it out to the 1st person who is capable and leaves their email.
That way you don't have to flood me with PM's.
And a correction in the tracklisting : Take Good Care of It is actually Take Your Time.

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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by Multi » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:19 am

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Post by gottafire » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:15 pm

Yeah I'd love a lossless copy of letting it flow. Someone once promised me copy of this and never came through.
http://spiritualizedelectricmainline.blogspot.com/

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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by good dope/good fun » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:56 pm

Wow.
That was super easy.
The Come Together/Electric Mainline/I Am What I Am is one 13 minute track.
That's how it is on the BBC disk.
That's the only thing I uploaded.

Lemme know if this works.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=68N4E8S1

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Post by gottafire » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:43 pm

thanks that's great! Don't wana sound cheeky but is there any chance of upping the rest?
http://spiritualizedelectricmainline.blogspot.com/

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Post by good dope/good fun » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:59 pm

Direct me on how to make a zip folder and I'll do the whole disk.

edit : I may have figured it out.

Here is the whole disk.
I uploaded it in FLAC format and it is in .rar
Lemme know if the upload works one way or the other.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E2MIUWLB

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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by gottafire » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:27 am

awesome! Thanks sooo much. Been after this for ages!
http://spiritualizedelectricmainline.blogspot.com/

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Now with added Tufty power!!!

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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by Multi » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:48 pm

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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by veep23 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:44 pm

oh man!!! i have a very poor copy of this on cassette. thanks so much. I am what I am was always one of my faves and now I have it in decent quality. On my old tape I was never able to hear the really cool guitar at about 12:13. I wonder if that's J playing?

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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by rameses » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:46 am

good dope/good fun wrote:Direct me on how to make a zip folder and I'll do the whole disk.

edit : I may have figured it out.

Here is the whole disk.
I uploaded it in FLAC format and it is in .rar
Lemme know if the upload works one way or the other.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E2MIUWLB
F&*@king Brill, man! :mrgreen:

Downloaded and listened to this morning on the way to work. Thanks for uploading this.
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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by davedecay » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:45 am

thanks much for making the effort to zip & upload all of that!

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Post by diawol » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:32 am

thank you so much! i only had the version with bad sound quality before! lovely!
i've never understood if "i am what i am" is a cover song or a spz song? someone wrote that it's written by jason together with dr. john?

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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by gottafire » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:42 am

It's a spiritualized song. It was written while they were recording for Dr John's Anutha Zone. As is my understanding
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Re: I Am What I Am/Rocket USA

Post by diawol » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:23 pm

gottafire wrote:It's a spiritualized song. It was written while they were recording for Dr John's Anutha Zone. As is my understanding
Ok, thank you for the information!

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