Gimme Fiction Bonus Tracks (CD, Album, Ltd). Gimme Fiction (CD, Album, RE, RM + CD + Dlx).
Their next album, Gimme Fiction, was released in May 2005, and debuted at number 44 on the Billboard 200, selling more than 160,000 copies. Spoon’s Britt Daniel collaborated with Brian Reitzell to compose and arrange the soundtrack for the 2006 film Stranger than Fiction. On March 17, 2017 Spoon released their ninth studio album Hot Thoughts on Matador Records, their first on the label since their 1996 debut. In April 2019, the band made the news via Democratic presidential nominee Pete Buttigieg, who was filmed playing the band's song "The Way We Get By" on piano before an event by his spokesperson, Lis Smith.
The always experimental, often exceptional, Spoon return with their 5th album, GIMME FICTION. Whether upbeat or downbeat, the songs have the rhythm of a metronome, like a funky two-step shuffle, back and forth and back and forth. It’s a comfortable pattern to lose yourself in when blanketed by a variety of instruments and sound effects. A bed Spoon fans are familiar with.
Gimme Fiction is Spoon's loosest, most eclectic effort yet. While still sounding like themselves, the Austin-based band manages to evoke a number of other artists on their fifth full-length. On proto-glam opener "The Beast and Dragon, Adored," Britt Daniels channels the David Bowie of The Man Who Sold the World.
The album's first three tracks show that Spoon can make music that's intricate and rousing at the same time: "The Beast and Dragon, Adored" is a slow-building preface, mentioning later song titles and introducing Gimme Fiction's big, brooding sound
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|1.01||The Beast And Dragon, Adored
Piano [U.t.], Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Britt Daniel
|1.02||Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine
Acoustic Guitar – Britt DanielCello – Sara NelsonViola – Ames Asbell
|1.03||I Turn My Camera On
Backing Vocals – Eric Bachman*Finger Snaps – Mike McCarthyKeyboards, Effects [Sfx] – Britt Daniel
|1.04||My Mathematical Mind
Bass – Josh ZarboEngineer – Jim Volentine*Keyboards [Yamonica], Other [Memory Man] – Britt DanielPiano – Eric HarveyStrings [String Swoops] – Mike McCarthyTrumpet, Trombone, Saxophone – John Painter*
|1.05||The Delicate Place||3:42|
Effects [Sound Effects] – Britt Daniel
|1.07||I Summon You
Tambourine – Britt Daniel
|1.08||The Infinite Pet
Kalimba, Electric Piano [Fuzz Rhodes], Organ, Engineer – Britt Daniel
|1.09||Was It You?
Bass [Creepy] – Eddie Robert*Drums [Delay Drum], Engineer – Scott SolterFlute [Flute Patch], Bells [Sleigh], Organ [Wurlitzer], Effects [Sound Effects] – Britt DanielNoises [Rings, Feedbacks] – John VandersliceProducer [Additional] – John Vanderslice, Scott Solter
|1.10||They Never Got You
Keyboards – Britt DanielPercussion [High Hat] – Jim EnoProgrammed By, Xylophone, Percussion [Flams] – Mike McCarthy
|1.11||Merchants Of Soul
Cello – Sara NelsonPercussion [Slaps], Synthesizer [Moog], Shaker – Britt DanielViola – Ames Asbell
|2.02||You Was It||3:57|
|2.03||I Summon You (Demo)||4:00|
|2.04||Sister Jack (Piano Demo)||1:43|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Matador Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Matador Records Ltd.
- Published By – Precious Fluids
- Recorded At – Public Hi-Fi
- Mixed At – Public Hi-Fi
- Mixed At – Brooklyn Bridge Studio
- Mixed At – Two Coves
- Mastered At – Sterling Sound
- Artwork – Sean McCabe
- Bass – Britt Daniel (tracks: 1.01 to 1.03, 1.05 to 1.10)
- Drums – Jim Eno (tracks: 1.01 to 1.09, 1.11)
- Electric Guitar – Britt Daniel (tracks: 1.01 to 1.04, 1.10, 1.11)
- Engineer – Jim Eno (tracks: 1.01 to 1.11), Mike McCarthy (tracks: 1.01 to 1.11)
- Guitar – Britt Daniel (tracks: 1.05 to 1.07, 1.09)
- Mastered By – Greg Calbi (tracks: 1.01 to 1.11)
- Photography By [Band] – Marika Ripke
- Piano – Britt Daniel (tracks: 1.02, 1.07, 1.08, 1.11)
- Producer – Britt Daniel (tracks: 1.01 to 1.11), Jim Eno (tracks: 1.01 to 1.11), Mike McCarthy (tracks: 1.01 to 1.11)
- Songwriter [Songs By] – Britt Daniel
- Vocals – Britt Daniel (tracks: 1.01 to 1.11)
NotesIncludes four song bonus CD.
Recorded July–September 2004 at Public Hi-Fi.
Mixed October 2004 at Brooklyn Studios, Public Hi-Fi, and Two Coves.
Mastered at Sterling.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 44861 06682 8
|MRG265||Spoon||Gimme Fiction (CD, Album)||Merge Records||MRG265||US||2005|
|MRG265CDBONUS||Spoon||Gimme Fiction Bonus Tracks (CD, Album, Ltd)||Merge Records||MRG265CDBONUS||Canada||2005|
|OLE 660-2, OLE660-2||Spoon||Gimme Fiction (CD, Album, Promo)||Matador, Matador||OLE 660-2, OLE660-2||Australia||2005|
|OLE 660-2, OLE660-2||Spoon||Gimme Fiction (CD, Album)||Matador, Matador||OLE 660-2, OLE660-2||UK & Europe||2005|
|OLE 1104-2||Spoon||Gimme Fiction (2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, 10t)||Matador||OLE 1104-2||UK||2016|