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NME live review from 2002

Post by Feedback Forever » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:55 pm

Don't know whether anyone's interested in reading old live reviews, but I found this while rummaging through my mum's attic the other day. It was the first Spz gig I went to, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that a non-UK gig was reviewed by the NME.

Hmm, it turns out the image is too big. Let me know if anyone's bothered, and I'll try to upload it.

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Re: NME live review from 2002

Post by Feedback Forever » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:57 pm

There's a backstage interview with Jason, too.

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Re: NME live review from 2002

Post by angelsighs » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:39 pm

yep definitely interested. I like that era of the band as it was when I first saw them live.

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Re: NME live review from 2002

Post by Feedback Forever » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:21 pm

The image is nearly 6 MB and too big to upload. Any suggestions for how to downsize it? Or other options?

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Re: NME live review from 2002

Post by freddiehubbard » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:15 pm

I love reading old reviews and press etc. I used to have a Verve and a Spiritualized scrapbook that was chocka with all the articles I could find from '92-'98. some great stuff. especially some of the purple prose espoused in the early Verve ones. I separated from my wife about 18months ago and that plus loads of other stuff has disappeared. gutted. pre internet days so feckin unlikely i'll ever be able to re compile.

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Re: NME live review from 2002

Post by angelsighs » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:12 pm

Feedback Forever wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:21 pm
The image is nearly 6 MB and too big to upload. Any suggestions for how to downsize it? Or other options?
upload to photobucket then use the options there to resize it to a more suitable size. I use photobucket to post images to here anyway as I struggle otherwise.. :/

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Re: NME live review from 2002

Post by Feedback Forever » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:21 pm

Cheers! I'll give it a go.

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Re: NME live review from 2002

Post by Feedback Forever » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:24 pm

Seems I have to create a Photobucket account. Any other way to do it? Send you a PM?

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Re: NME live review from 2002

Post by Feedback Forever » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:43 pm

Resizing an image seems to be beyond my technical ability. I tried again after work, but to no avail. Sorry to hear your collection's gone, Freddie. I was quite delighted to rediscover some old gems I thought were lost forever.

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Re: NME live review from 2002

Post by angelsighs » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:24 am

freddiehubbard wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:15 pm
I love reading old reviews and press etc. I used to have a Verve and a Spiritualized scrapbook that was chocka with all the articles I could find from '92-'98. some great stuff. especially some of the purple prose espoused in the early Verve ones. I separated from my wife about 18months ago and that plus loads of other stuff has disappeared. gutted. pre internet days so feckin unlikely i'll ever be able to re compile.
In the early days of the internet I remember a Verve website which had a really good archive of press interviews and reviews from the 90s. I too remember very distinctive purple prose! they were the sort of band who inspired that in music reviewers! the website was so ugly and basic looking back.. the interwebs has come a long way!


Feedback Forever- sorry I couldn't be of more help. my technical ability is also lacking unfortunately. hopefully someone else can help who has a bit

by the way is this the NME live review which was just after the band was stripped down and expressed some reservations.. but said something like "but by the end, the power of the Spiritualized machine is making grown men cry" or somesuch? talking of purple prose, that's a phrase that stuck in my mind!

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Re: NME live review from 2002

Post by Feedback Forever » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:35 am

No problem, angelsighs! Yeah, it's just after the band was stripped down, but what you refer to must be from another review, I think. The gig certainly had me in tears :lol: I remember I was quite stunned when they played Angel Sigh and These Blues.

Thanks to the kind help of ravench, here you go:
Spz NME review Rockefeller b 2002.jpg
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Re: NME live review from 2002

Post by angelsighs » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:49 am

Thanks for this! some phrases from this review do sound familiar. I think the other review I was thinking of was from earlier on in the LICD tour- so it was when the new lineup debuted, and people were making comparisons to Sean Cook et al. seems kinda weird it was that big a deal now, to be honest. the lineup has always been fluid. I guess it was just that Ladies in Gentlemen was kind of their break into the mainstream and a lot of people got attached to that lineup.

I never knew they played These Blues on this tour!! I imagine it would be very different from the Pure Phase era version.
Angel Sigh is definitely one they should bring back... I think this line up could nail it.

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