Jason Pierce and Doggen perform with the London Community Gospel Choir

[b]Jason Pierce[/b] brought an atmospheric and sublime show of [b]Spiritualized[/b] songs to Islington’s Union Chapel last night (December 9).

Joined by [b]Doggen[/b] from Spiritualized on keyboards and harmonica; the pair were accompanied by the [b]London Community Gospel Choir[/b] and a string quartet on the chapel’s stage.

The ever-publically reticent Pierce sat facing away from the audience, playing acoustic guitar and reading from a song book. The nearly two hour set comprised songs throughout Pierce’s career, from [b]Spacemen 3[/b] as well as Spiritualized albums, with several tracks from 2001’s ‘Let It Come Down’.

Adding to the Christmas-sy atmosphere in the church, the group sang carol ‘Silent Night’ during the encore.

Pierce has now completed recording a new Spiritualized studio album, and will hopefully be released in the Spring.

Spiritualized play the Union Chapel again tonight (December 10).

Last night’s set list was:

[b]Sitting On Fire
Lord Let It Rain On Me
True Love Will Find You
Cool Waves
Going Down Slow
Soul On Fire
Walking With Jesus
Feel So Sad
Stop Your Crying
All Of My Tears
Baby I’m Just A Fool
Anything More/ Ladies & Gentlemen
Broken Heart
Think I’m In Love
Lord Can You Hear Me
Goodnight Goodnight
Silent Night
Oh Happy Day[/b]

Pic credit: PA Photos