Spacemen 3 ‎– The Perfect Prescription

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Take Me To The Other Side 4:28
Walkin' With Jesus 3:43
Ode To Street Hassle 4:01
Ecstasy Symphony 1:54
Transparent Radiation (Flashback) 9:03
Feel So Good 5:16
Things'll Never Be The Same 6:05
Come Down Easy 6:46
Call The Doctor 3:52

Versions (36)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GLALP 026 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(LP, Album) Glass Records (2) GLALP 026 UK 1987 Sell This Version
GLAMC 026 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(Cass, Album) Glass Records (2) GLAMC 026 UK 1987 Sell This Version
GLALP 026 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(LP, Album, TP) Glass Records (2) GLALP 026 UK 1987 Sell This Version
geniLP 001 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(LP, Album) Genius Records (2) geniLP 001 US 1988 Sell This Version
REFIRE CD6, REFIRE 6 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE) Fire Records, Fire Records REFIRE CD6, REFIRE 6 UK 1989 Sell This Version
FIRE MC16 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(Cass, Album, MP) Fire Records, Fire Records FIRE MC16 UK 1989 Sell This Version
REFIRE MC06, REFIRE MC6 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(Cass, Album, RE) Fire Records, Fire Records REFIRE MC06, REFIRE MC6 UK 1989 Sell This Version
REFIRE 6 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(LP, Album, RE, RP) Fire Records REFIRE 6 UK 1989 Sell This Version
geni 001, geniLP 001 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur) Genius Records (2), Genius Records (2) geni 001, geniLP 001 US 1990 Sell This Version
geniCD001, geniCD 001 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE) Genius Records (2), Genius Records (2) geniCD001, geniCD 001 US 1995 Sell This Version
geniCD001, geniCD 001 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE, 50t) Genius Records (2), Genius Records (2) geniCD001, geniCD 001 US 1995 Sell This Version
geniCD001, geniCD 001 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE, Ora) Genius Records (2), Genius Records (2) geniCD001, geniCD 001 US 1995 Sell This Version
TAANG! 94 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE) Taang! Records TAANG! 94 US 1996 Sell This Version
TAANG! 94 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE) Taang! Records TAANG! 94 US 2003 Sell This Version
SFIRE 016CD Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE) Fire Records SFIRE 016CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
SFIRE016CDE Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE, Gat) Fire Records SFIRE016CDE UK 2009 Sell This Version
sfire016-1 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(LP, Album, RE, 180) Fire Records sfire016-1 US 2009 Sell This Version
SFIRE016CDE Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE, Gat) Fire Records SFIRE016CDE UK 2012 Sell This Version
FIRELP016 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(LP, Album, RE, 180) Fire Records FIRELP016 UK 2013 Sell This Version
FIRELP016 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(LP, Album, RE, Blu) Fire Records FIRELP016 UK 2013 Sell This Version
Firelp016 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(LP, Album, RE, Whi) Fire Records Firelp016 UK 2013 Sell This Version
FIRELP016 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(LP, Album, RE, 180) Fire Records FIRELP016 UK 2016 Sell This Version
FIRELP016 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(LP, Album, RE, 180) Fire Records FIRELP016 UK 2016 Sell This Version
FIRELP016 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(LP, Album, RE, TP, W/Lbl) Fire Records FIRELP016 UK 2016 Sell This Version
FIRECD016 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE) Fire Records FIRECD016 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TAANG! 94 Spacemen 3 Perfect Prescription (2xLP, Album, RE, TP) Taang! Records TAANG! 94 US Unknown Sell This Version
REFIRE CD6 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, M/Print, RE) Fire Records REFIRE CD6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
REFIRE CD6 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, M/Print, RE) Fire Records REFIRE CD6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
REFIRE CD6 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, M/Print, RE, RP) Fire Records REFIRE CD6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
REFIRE CD6 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, M/Print, RE, RP) Fire Records REFIRE CD6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
TAANG! 94 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE) Taang! Records TAANG! 94 US Unknown Sell This Version
geniCD001, geniCD 001 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE, Pur) Genius Records (2), Genius Records (2) geniCD001, geniCD 001 US Unknown Sell This Version
TAANG! 94 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE, RP) Taang! Records TAANG! 94 US Unknown Sell This Version
TAANG! 94 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE, RP) Taang! Records TAANG! 94 US Unknown Sell This Version
TAANG! 94 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(CD, Album, RE, RP) Taang! Records TAANG! 94 US Unknown Sell This Version
geniMC 001 Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription(Cass, Album) Genius Records (2) geniMC 001 US Unknown Sell This Version

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groothecat

groothecat

January 4, 2021
referencing The Perfect Prescription, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur, geni 001, geniLP 001
This version is an artifact of that brief time when CDs were really taking off and indie labels toyed with the idea of pressing records without picture sleeves to save a bit of money. Buyers and bands both said no way.
andinoble

andinoble

July 3, 2020
referencing The Perfect Prescription, LP, Album, RE, RP, REFIRE 6
I got this version new when released in 1989 and after all these years it still plays quietly without any surface noise. Maybe I got lucky? What a fantastic album.
taylordiprimo819

taylordiprimo819

July 2, 2020
referencing The Perfect Prescription, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur, geni 001, geniLP 001
Does anybody happen to know how many of these were originally pressed?
TREMOLO68

TREMOLO68

May 15, 2020
referencing The Perfect Prescription, LP, Album, GLALP 026

Got this masterpiece for $8 I did. Couldn't believe I found the album used, let alone an original in perfect shape. One of the greatest finds in my collection.
wackerman619

wackerman619

January 14, 2020
referencing The Perfect Prescription, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur, geni 001, geniLP 001
I was really hesitant to pull the trigger on this version of this record. But man, i'm glad I did. It sounds great! I think you will enjoy spinning this gem.
mojo_navigator

mojo_navigator

September 9, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
referencing The Perfect Prescription, LP, Album, GLALP 026
Glass vs early Fire
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I am in the extremely fortunate position of owning near mint copies of both the Glass original and the very first Fire pressing of The Perfect Prescription. As to which one is better, the answer may surprise you.

If I were to play the two side-by-side to someone blindfolded, they would immediately be able to identify the Glass pressing; it is very obviously cut from the master tape. The sound is clear and detailed. The Fire on the other hand is murky and with somewhat less information.

Yet, the mastering on the Fire seems much closer to the Spacemen 3 intent. It is warm, dreamy, thick and quasi-hallucinatory. The Glass is very different or should I say indifferent. Whoever mastered it clearly didn’t really understand what the Spacemen were trying to achieve and consequently the end result sounds like generic UK indie fare, far less of a sensual experience than the Fire. But then there’s more detail and clarity…so what can you do?

Since they’re so different in intent, I can only realistically recommend both to the big fan. For others, if you’re wary of modern reissues but can’t raise the scratch on the Glass, don’t dismiss the early Fire - it’s definitely both stunner and keeper.
SpacemanT

SpacemanT

April 26, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing The Perfect Prescription, LP, Album, GLALP 026
I'm lucky enough to have a bronze copy and a gold copy, both on Glass records . Not sure how you tell which is which though.Either way, this album is their masterpiece. "walkin' with Jesus" is top of my funeral play list, Feel so Good and Come down Easy...stoner classics. Call the Doctor .....takes them out of the stooges/ velvets rip off's into 13th floor elevators genius. The Ecstasy Symphony / Transparent Radiation segue is enough to guarantee greatness. It is amazing....really. AMAZING! No drums...just sonically incredible. The best tripping track ever ?
DJ_Jim_G

DJ_Jim_G

April 17, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing The Perfect Prescription, LP, Album, RE, 180, sfire016-1
Anybody else thinks this pressing sounds too low and kinda muffled? Fairly underwhelmed by this version, sadly.
401

401

September 22, 2017
referencing The Perfect Prescription, LP, Album, RE, RP, REFIRE 6
Our copy has some serious surface noise on Side 1 and the visual condition is NM so I'd assume its the pressing.
SpacemanT

SpacemanT

April 1, 2017
referencing The Perfect Prescription, LP, Album, RE, 180, sfire016-1
If you have this copy, I'm interested in purchase at a sensible price. PM me.