Just when you’ve recovered from the devastating fact that there are no more Rain Parade live recordings in the BPFE vault, I hate to break this to you – this is the last of the Levitation rarities….
We’re going out on a high tho’ as this is excellent stuff. It’s their second album ‘
Meanwhile Gardens’…not the ‘only available in ’ version with Steve Ludwin on vocals but the first draft with errant frontman Terry Bickers still at the helm. Potential and promise oozes from every chord, but it was never to be and they languish in the ‘90s also-rans’ file. Bloody heartbreaking. Australia
This post comprises nine album tracks with three other tracks recorded at The Barn. They’re all great. If you listen closely, you can hear echoes of Radiohead and Muse, but tempered with a modern psychedelic feel that gives them a unique sound. What a loss they are to music. Terry Bickers where are you when we need you?
For more information:
I’m indebted to The Spiritualized Forum – in particular Spunder for sharing files and a wealth of information.
And here's the album:
03 Food For Powder
04 Gardens Overflowing
05 King Of Mice
06 Going Faster
07 Magnifying Glass
10 Heavy Roller (Barn Sessions Track)
11 Unknown (Barn Sessions Track)
12 All at Sea (Barn Sessions Track)