Saturday, February 26, 2022

Spoon - Gimme Fiction (2005)


Spoon - Gimme Fiction (2005)


Tracklist front / back album covers


1. "The Beast and Dragon, Adored"   4:18

2. "The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine"   2:58

3. "I Turn My Camera On"   3:32

4. "My Mathematical Mind"   5:02

5. "The Delicate Place"   3:42

6. "Sister Jack"   3:35

7. "I Summon You"   3:55

8. "The Infinite Pet"   3:56

9. "Was It You?"   5:02

10. "They Never Got You"   4:59

11. "Merchants of Soul"   2:49


Total length:   43:48


Bonus tracks

1. "Carryout Kids"   2:49

2. "You Was It"   3:59

3. "I Summon You" (Demo)   3:58

4. "Sister Jack" (Piano Demo)   1:43


Total length:   12:29


10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Disc 2: Home Demos

1. "I Summon You" (First Demo)   3:33

2. "Was It You?" (Home Demo)   4:21

3. "I've Been Good Too Long" (Home Demo)   2:51

4. "Sister Jack" (Piano Demo)   1:40

5. "The Beast and Dragon, Adored" (Home Demo)   4:00

6. "My Mathematical Mind" (Home Demo)   1:33

7. "They Never Got You" (Home Demo)   4:25

8. "The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine" (Home Demo)   2:36

9. "The Delicate Place" (Home Demo)   3:42

10. "The Infinite Pet" (Home Demo)   3:32

11. "Merchants of Soul" (Home Demo)   1:55

12. "Dear Mr. Landlord" (Home Demo)   2:09


Total length:   36:17


10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition: Odds and Ends

1. "The Beast and Dragon, Adored" (Rehearsal)   3:56

2. "Sister Jack" (Up Demo)   1:36

3. "I Turn My Camera On" (First Demo)   1:52

4. "My Mathematical Mind" (First Rehearsal)   3:45

5. "The Delicate Place" (Vanderslice + Solter Version)   3:39

6. "I Wanna Go" (Demo)   1:32

7. "Tear Me Down" (Demo)   2:08

8. "I Summon You" (Electric Demo)   4:11

9. "My Mathematical Mind" (Vanderslice + Solter Version)   4:33


Total length:   27:12



Spoon Band Members / Musicians

Britt Daniel – vocals, guitar (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11), bass (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), piano (1, 2, 7, 8, 11), keyboards (3, 10), Rhodes (1, 8), sound effects (3, 6, 9), memory man (4), tambourine (7), kalimba (8), organ (8), flute patch (9), sleigh bells (9), Wurlitzer (9), slaps (11), Moog (11), shaker (11)

Jim Eno – drums (1–9, 11), high hat (10)

Eric Harvey – piano (4)

Josh Zarbo – bass guitar (4)

Mike McCarthy – snaps (3), string swoops (4), programming (10), flams (10), xylophone (10)

Ames Asbell – viola (2, 11)

Sara Nelson – cello (2, 11)

John Painter – trumpet (4), trombone (4), saxophone (4)

Eddie Robert – "creepy bass" (9)

John Vanderslice – rings (9), feedbacks (9)

Scott Solter – delay drum (9)

Eric Bachmann – backing vocals (3)


Britt Daniel – production

Jim Eno – production, engineering

Mike McCarthy – production, engineering

Greg Calbi – mastering

Sean McCabe – artwork



Gimme Fiction is the 5th studio album by American indie rock band Spoon. It was released on May 10, 2005, through Merge Records in the US and Matador Records in Europe. It debuted at number 44 on the Billboard 200. "I Turn My Camera On" was released as a single, and has become one of the band's biggest hits to date. A deluxe reissue of the album was released on December 11, 2015 to commemorate its 10th anniversary.

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