Spoon Gimme Fiction: Deluxe on Limited Edition 180g 2LP + Download w/ Bonus Material
Deluxe 10th Anniverary Pressing featuring 2015 Remaster of the Album; Second LP with 12 Previously Unreleased Demos; 9 Additional Bonus Tracks Via Download & 24-Page Book
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Spoon classic, Merge will release a deluxe limited-edition version of Gimme Fiction on double 180g vinyl. The reissue contains the album remastered by Howie Weinberg from the original tapes, a second LP with 12 previously unreleased demos from the era, 9 additional bonus tracks via digital download, and a 24-page 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). 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, Merge knew it deserved a lasting place on vinyl, right alongside every other indispensable record in Spoon's discography.
• Deluxe limited edition gatefold 180g 2LP-set
• Album remastered by Howie Weinberg from the original tapes
• Second LP with 12 previously unreleased demos from the era
• 9 additional bonus tracks via digital download
• 24-page full color book containing photos and an extensive oral history of the making of the album
• 24" x 36" poster