Release Date: Sep 9, 2003
Record label: Sanctuary / Spaceman
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Alternative
Perhaps only Spiritualized leader Jason Pierce could tout an album featuring sleigh bells, timpani, a dulcimer and 11 brass and string players as a return to basics. Nevertheless it's low-key by comparison to 2001's Let it Come Down, which did everything but haul in the cannons to make its grandiose point. Pierce still indulges in epic balladry (Oh Baby) but Amazing Grace's main currency is scuzzy garage rock.