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Amazing Grace

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Amazing Grace

type:
Stage
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Josh Young, Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt
director:
Gabriel Barre
author:
Arthur Giron, Christopher Smith
genre:
musical

We gave it a B+

Things fall apart in Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce’s world — faith, relationships, guitar jams. On his latest album, Pierce erects stately constructs on tracks like ”The Power and the Glory” to blot out his pain, using swelling string sections, bleating horns, and distorted guitars for deep-space crescendos. But he’s not averse to thrash; songs like ”Never Going Back” find him crawling around in broken glass like Iggy, a supplicant for love.