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Spoon - Gimme Fiction - New Vinyl 2015 Merge Records 10th Anniversary Deluxe 2 Lp Reissue on 180gram Vinyl w/ Bonus Demos LP - Indie Rock

Spoon - Gimme Fiction - New Vinyl 2015 Merge Records 10th Anniversary Deluxe 2 Lp Reissue on 180gram Vinyl w/ Bonus Demos LP - Indie Rock

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Spoon classic, Merge will release a deluxe limited-edition version of Gimme Fiction on double-LP (180g) and double-CD. The reissue contains the album remastered by Howie Weinberg from the original tapes, a second disc with 12 previously unreleased demos from the era, nine additional bonus tracks via digital download, and a full-color book containing photos and an extensive oral history of the making of the album. The deluxe LP package will also include a 24” x 36” poster. Gimme Fiction dragged the sonic pointillism of Kill the Moonlight further into dub-influenced weirdness as the increasingly confident Spoon went crazy in the studio, experimenting with everything from warped hip-hop samples to horse whinnies. How all this directionless Dylan worship and psychedelic goofing resulted in an album as sharply realized as Gimme Fiction is a testament solely to Spoon’s self-assurance and tastefulness (and some hard work, and a bit of luck, etc.). Whatever digging or strange alchemy had to go into it, they only produced more gold. Gimme Fiction deserves special recognition because it’s the album where Spoon—backed into a corner—took some crazy leaps, all of them forward. It’s a “departure point” for a band that, lucky for us, has never made a real departure. And when it came time for a reissue, we knew it deserved a lasting place on vinyl, right alongside every other indispensable record in Spoon’s discography.

Tracklist 

Disc One - The Original LP
A1 The Beast And Dragon, Adored
A2 The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine
A3 I Turn My Camera On
A4 My Mathematical Mind
A5 The Delicate Place
A6 Sister Jack
B1 I Summon You
B2 The Infinite Pet
B3 Was It You?
B4 They Never Got You
B5 Merchants Of Soul
Disc Two - Home Demos
C1 I Summon You (First Demo)
C2 Was It You?
C3 I've Been Good Too Long
C4 Sister Jack (Piano Demo)
C5 The Beast And Dragon, Adored
C6 My Mathematical Mind
D1 They Never Got You
D2 The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine
D3 The Delicate Place
D4 The Infinite Pet
D5 Merchants Of Soul
D6 Dear Mr. Landlord

 

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Merge Records
  • Copyright (c) – Merge Records
  • Copyright (c) – Precious Fluids
  • Published By – Precious Fluids
  • Published By – Bug 
  • Recorded At – Public Hi-Fi
  • Mixed At – Brooklyn Bridge Studio
  • Mixed At – Public Hi-Fi
  • Mixed At – Two Coves
  • Mastered At – Trutone Mastering Labs
  • Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 24429

 

Credits

  • Artwork – Sean McCabe 
  • Design [Redesign] – Maggie Fost
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering For The Reissue] – Brad Bell, Jordan Korn, Matt Gerhard
  • Mastered By – Howie Weinberg (tracks: C1 to D6)
  • Mastered By [Vinyl] – Carl
  • Mixed By – Britt Daniel (tracks: C1 to D6), Jim Eno (tracks: C1 to D6)
  • Performer, Recorded By – Britt Daniel (tracks: C1 to D6)
  • Photography By [Amoeba In-Store Photo] – Danny Dawson 
  • Photography By [Band Photo] – Marika Ripke
  • Producer – Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Mike McCarthy
  • Remastered By – Howie Weinberg (tracks: A1 to B5)
  • Research [Research For The Reissue] – Brad Bell, Matt Gerhard
  • Songwriter – Britt Daniel

 

Notes

10-year Anniversary Deluxe Reissue.
Remastered from original tapes.
Bonus LP of 12 previously unreleased demos from the era.
Full-size 24-page booklet with oral history & photos.
Nine Additional digital bonus tracks.
2' x 3' Poster.
180g vinyl // Full download included.