14 October 2013
Spiritual Beggars: Special "Spiritual Beggars" and "Demons" re-releases out now!
Sweden's Classic-Rock heavyweights SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are now re-issuing two of their classic catalogue titles, their debut album "Spiritual Beggars" (1994) and the acclaimed release "Demons" (2005).
The band's acclaimed and hard-to-find debut album, the self-titled "Spiritual Beggars" from 1994, is re-issued with over 70 minutes (!) of unreleased bonus material as 2CD or 3LP version via Century Media Records.
Here is the exact tracklisting of the exciting new version:
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS - "Spiritual Beggars" (Re-Issue)
Total running time: 118:37
1. Yearly Dying* (03:57)
2. Pelekas* (04:12)
3. The Space In Between* (03:57)
4. If This Is All* (04:46)
5. Under Silence* (03:59)
6. Magnificient Obsession* (09:11)
7. Blind Mountain (1994 version) (04:19)
8. If You Should Leave (1994 version) (04:32)
9. Nowhere To Go (1994 version) (06:00)
10. Sour Stains (1994 version) (05:01)
11. Left Brain Ambassador (1999 demo) (03:16)
12. Save Your Soul (1999 demo) (03:54)
13. Until The Morning (1999 demo) (05:13)
14. Angel Of Betrayal (1999 demo) (03:46)
15. Per Aspera Ad Astra (1999 demo) (04:19)
16. Blessed (instrumental version 1999 demo) (03:28)
17. Let The Magic Talk (1999 demo #2) (04:19)
18. The Goddess (1999 demo #2) (03:24)
19. Mr. White (Trouble cover) (03:26)
20. Broken Morning (1996 demo) (02:24)
21. Monster Astronauts (1996 demo) (04:06)
22. Sad Queen Boogie (1996 demo) (06:31)
23. Mushroom Tea Girl (1996 demo) (10:50)
24. Inside Charmer (1996 demo) (04:37)
25. Trouble In My Head (instrumental 1995 demo) (05:09)
* original album track from 1994
A historical overview:
Michael Amott founded SPIRITUAL BEGGARS with his friend Ludwig Witt, who's still playing drums in the band, and vocalist Christian "Spice" Sjöstrand who left after the "Ad Astra" album in 2000. This re-issue of SPIRITUAL BEGGARS debut album and the additional 18 (!) bonus tracks are about that first line-up and spanning a time from 1994 to 1999 with a lot of previously unreleased and rare early demo versions from the following albums "Another Way To Shine" (1996), "Mantra III" (1998) and "Ad Astra" (2000) - plus the Trouble cover version of "Mr. White" that appeared on the "Bastards Will Pay - Tribute to Trouble" compilation in 1999 and the never released before instrumental "Trouble In My Head" from a 1995 demo.
The double CD and triple LP re-issue comes with new artwork by Costin Chioreanu (At the Gates, The Devil's Blood, Grave, etc.), layout by Per Wiberg (Spiritual Beggars keyboarder since 1998) and linernotes by Walter Hoeijmakers (Roadburn Festival).
Purchase links for the "Spiritual Beggars" re-issue can be found here:
Black 3LP + Poster: www.cmdistro.de
Red 3LP + Poster: www.cmdistro.de
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS' 2005 "Demons" album (with JB of Grand Magus on vocals) is now also available for the first time ever on 180gr. vinyl via InsideOutMusic on black, red (mailorder exclusive) or golden-yellow (tour edition!).
Purchase links from the IOM shop within Europe can be found here:
Black LP: www.insideoutshop.de
Limited Red LP: www.insideoutshop.de
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS checked in with the following comment about these re-releases:
Michael Amott: "This has been a long time coming... Very cool to finally get our self-titled debut re-released the way we want it, authorized by the original band and lovingly re-mastered with 70+ minutes of previously unreleased bonus music from the archives and mind melting new cover artwork"
Ludwig Witt: "The vinyl version is a 3-LP gatefold extravaganza, totally killer package! Our "Demons" (2005) album also now available on vinyl for the first time, well worth the wait too. Time to rock the turntables - vinyl is finyl!"
After two successful shows in Greece this past weekend, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are next headed to Japan to play Loud Park festival and then starting a European tour with support act Purson on October 25th.
Here is an overview of all upcoming shows for SPIRITUAL BEGGARS in 2013:
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS - "Earth Blues" Tour 2013
20.10.2013 Saitama City (Japan) - Loud Park festival 2013
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS - "Earth Blues" Tour 2013 + PURSON:
25.10.2013 Siegburg (Germany) - Kubana
26.10.2013 Roermond (The Netherlands) - ECI Cultuurfabriek
27.10.2013 Bremen (Germany) - Tivoli
29.10.2013 Weinheim (Germany) - Café Central
30.10.2013 Esch sur Alzette (Luxemburg) - Kulturfabrik
31.10.2013 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Borderij
01.11.2013 Lille (France) - Splendid
02.11.2013 Hasselt (Belgium) - Muziekodroom
The latest SPIRITUAL BEGGARS album, "Earth Blues", is also still available in Europe as standard CD and Digital Download versions but also as limited Mediabook 2CD and as Gatefold 2LP (black, brown, splatter or blue options), both including the 8 live-tracks from the band's "Return To Live" Mini-Album, which were never previously released outside of Japan, as bonus.
Here are links to purchase of the different "Earth Blues" album formats in Europe:
Check out the recently released clip for "Turn The Tide" here:
And the video clip for the album's opening track, "Wise As A Serpent", can be seen here:
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS discography:
Spiritual Beggars - CD 1994
Another Way To Shine - CD 1996
Violet Karma - 10" EP 1998
Mantra III - CD 1998
Ad Astra - CD/2LP 2000
It's Over - Split 7" EP with Grand Magus 2001
On Fire - CD 2002
Demons - CD 2005
Live Fire! - DVD 2006
Return To Zero - CD/LP 2010
Earth Blues - CD/LP 2013
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS line-up:
Michael Amott (Guitars ' ARCH ENEMY, ex CARCASS)
Ludwig Witt (Drums ' GRAND MAGUS, ex FIREBIRD)
Per Wiberg (Keys ' ex OPETH)
Sharlee D'Angelo (Bass ' ARCH ENEMY, WITCHERY)
Apollo Papathanasio (Vocals ' ex FIREWIND)
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS online: