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Spoon announce 10th anniversary Gimme Fiction reissue, share “Was It You? (Home Demo)” — listen

on November 02, 2015, 2:45pm

Spoon will mark the 10th anniversary of their landmark fifth album, Gimme Fictionwith a new deluxe reissue. Merge Records will release the double-LP, double-CD, and digital versions of the classic album on December 11th.

In addition to the 11-track record, newly remastered by Howie Weinberg using the original tapes, the reissue features a second disc comprising 12 never-before-released demos from the sessions. A digital download adds nine more bonus tracks, meaning the package contains a grand total of 32 tracks. There’s also a full-color book of photos from the era, plus a thorough chronicling of the album’s creation in an oral history by A.V. Club’s Sean O’Neal. Those who opt for the LP will also get a 24-inch by 36-inch poster.

In anticipation, the band has shared an early home recording of “Was It You?”. Besides a lack of the album’s slick production, the track features a very different song structure from the final version. The percussion is far more forceful, and there’s some entirely unrecognizable funky guitar work running throughout. Take a listen below.

In addition, O’Neal’s oral history has been released via GimmeFacts.com. Pre-orders are now ongoing via Merge and Spoon’s website store, where you can also buy packages including a re-issued T-shirt from the Gimme Fiction era and a tote bag. Find the LP tracklist below.

Gimme Fiction LP Deluxe Reissue Tracklist:
Disc 1
01. The Beast and Drago, 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

Disc 2
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. The Delicate Place
10. The Infinite Pet
11. Merchants of Soul
12. Dear Mr. Landlord

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