In 1994, Spoon, an Austin, TX band, released their first collection of music. The EP was called Nefarious, a four-track vinyl offering. Once signed to Matador Records (releasing Telephono (1996)), and Elektra Records (A Series Of Sneaks (1998)), the band eventually ended up more successfully on Merge Records. With the release of their Girls Can Tell in 2001, the band set the stage for a grand run. Their last with Merge Records was Transference, released in 2010.
The band’s fifth album (their third with Merge), Gimme Fiction was originally released in 2005. On December 11, Merge Records will celebrate the album’s 1oth Anniversary with a 2CD Deluxe Edition that will not only provide a 2015 remaster of the album, but will also offer a second CD of previously unreleased demos that support the album.
The 2CD Deluxe Edition of Gimme Fiction discovers twelve demos, and will, in addition, offer nine additional bonus tracks via download card (see track-list). The set will include a 56-page booklet with more photos, and an extensive history of the making of the album. The housing of this 2CD set is double digipack with a 12-panel insert. The downloadable content is being referred to as Odds and Ends.
There will also be a 2LP set provided, pressed on audiophile grade 180g-weight black vinyl. The LP set will be set apart with the attractive inclusion of a 24″ x 36″ poster. The 2LP set will add in a 24-page booklet, and be housed in a gatefold jacket. The download coupon for the bonus nine tracks is also inserted into this 2LP Deluxe package.
Gimme Fiction – Spoon
01 – The Beast And The Dragon, Adored
02 – The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine
03 – I Turn My Camera On
04 – My Mathematical Mind
05 – The Delicate Place
06 – Sister Jack
07 – I Summon You
08 – The Infinite Pet
09 – Was It You?
10 – They Never Got You
11 – Merchants Of Soul
CD2 (Home Demos):
01 – I Summon You (First Demo)
02 – Was It You?
03 – I’ve been Good Too Long
04 – Sister Jack (Piano Demo)
05 – The Beast And Dragon, Adored
06 – My Mathematical Mind
07 – They Never Got You
08 – The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine
09 – Delicate Place
10 – The Infinite Pet
11 – Merchants Of Soul
12 – Dear Mr Landlord
Gimme Fiction Odds and Ends (Downloadable Bonus Tracks):
01 – The Beast And Dragon, Adored (Rehearsal)
02 – Sister Jack (Up Demo)
03 – I Turn My Camera On (First Demo)
04 – My Mathematical Mind (First Rehearsal)
05 – 5Tear Me Down (First Demo)
06 – The Delicate Place (Vanderslice + Solter Version)
07 – I Wanna Go (Demo)
08 – I Summon You (Electric Demo)
09 – My Mathematical Mind (Vanderslice + Solter Version)