Jetplane Landing - Once Like A Spark
Clutching a fistful of road-tested material in 2003, Jetplane Landing returned to Jamie Burchell's (bass / vocals) parents' home in Bognor Regis to record their second album, Once Like A Spark - now widely regarded as their most influential, and a classic of the genre. The bands emotional delicacy was still present, but was now ferociously amplified by the high-wire guitar acrobatics of newest member Cahir O'Doherty (Fighting With Wire, New Pagans), heart-wrenching lyrical honesty, and an atomically-tight rhythm section, powered by Jamie’s brother Raife Burchell (drums).
In the twenty years since its release, Once Like A Spark has continued to inspire its fans and musicians alike. Frank Turner, who was a member of the band Million Dead at the time, cites its continuing influence, "Jetplane Landing were unquestionably one of the most vital, important bands of their era, and Once Like A Spark is, to me, the moment when they reached their peak. An album that inspired a lot of people to push forward, make changes, hit the road - myself included.".
This limited edition reissue of Once Like A Spark is a must-have for fans of UK post-hardcore. Fans of Rival Schools, Biffy Clyro, and Hundred Reasons will love this if it’s a first listen. A classic album that still sounds as fresh and vital today as it did when it was first released.
The band are also releasing hand drawn test pressings of Once Like A Spark, limited to just 11 copies — a must have for any fan to own a piece of music history. Each one includes:
- Hand-drawn, numbered replicas of the original Once Like A Spark artwork 'Stanley'
- Test pressing unplayed from factory (not removed from inner sleeve)
- Pen & ink, with rubber stamped logos on label stickers
- One 10" x 10" gloss print of original studio session photo negatives
- hand-written lyrics for every song on acid-free paper (packaged separately)
- copy of the green/black LP
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