18 Songs, 1 Hour 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Spacemen 3’s 1987 album The Perfect Prescription is considered the band’s transition point from psychedelic re-creationists to an original act. But it’s also seen as the moment when founding members Pete Kember and Jason Pierce began to branch off in their own directions—the beginnings of Pierce’s band Spiritualized can be heard in “Walking with Jesus.” Released 16 years later, Forged Prescriptions gathers outtakes, alternative mixes, demos, and rarities from the 1987 recording sessions. “Things Will Never Be the Same” opens with Kember’s vocals sounding more angsty and prominent in the mix. Fans of The Brian Jonestown Massacre can identify the seeds of Anton Newcomb’s inspiration in this song. The aforementioned “Walking with Jesus" follows; this version is a bit longer than the take that made the official release. And with a cleaner fidelity, it casts a clearer window into the future genius of Pierce’s early-'90s recordings. Similarly, the nine-minute “Ecstasy Symphony” contains many of the same gauzy textures that would wind up on Spiritualized's Lazer Guided Melodies.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Spacemen 3’s 1987 album The Perfect Prescription is considered the band’s transition point from psychedelic re-creationists to an original act. But it’s also seen as the moment when founding members Pete Kember and Jason Pierce began to branch off in their own directions—the beginnings of Pierce’s band Spiritualized can be heard in “Walking with Jesus.” Released 16 years later, Forged Prescriptions gathers outtakes, alternative mixes, demos, and rarities from the 1987 recording sessions. “Things Will Never Be the Same” opens with Kember’s vocals sounding more angsty and prominent in the mix. Fans of The Brian Jonestown Massacre can identify the seeds of Anton Newcomb’s inspiration in this song. The aforementioned “Walking with Jesus" follows; this version is a bit longer than the take that made the official release. And with a cleaner fidelity, it casts a clearer window into the future genius of Pierce’s early-'90s recordings. Similarly, the nine-minute “Ecstasy Symphony” contains many of the same gauzy textures that would wind up on Spiritualized's Lazer Guided Melodies.

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