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Age Of Love

The Age Of Love - Charlotte De Witte / Jam & Spoon / Solomun Remixes

Age Of Love wrote and released their most iconic track in 1990. It went on to become a stone-cold dance classic that inspired a whole trance movement that has endured throughout the years.

Diki present the three most famous remixes on one record: the legendary 1992 Jam & Spoon 'Watch Out For Stella' Mix, Charlotte de Witte & Enrico Sangiuliano's 2021 remix & Solomun's 2017 remix.




TRACK LISTING

A.The Age Of Love (Charlotte De Witte & Enrico Sangiuliano Remix)
B1. The Age Of Love (Jam & Spoon Watch Out For Stella Mix - 2021 Remaster)
B2. The Age Of Love (Solomun's Renaissance Remix)

Can

Live In Paris 1973

    Mute and Spoon Records present the next instalment of the curated CAN live concert series, LIVE IN PARIS 1973—the first in the series to feature Damo Suzuki's vocals.

    The series was overseen by founding member Irmin Schmidt and producer/engineer René Tinner, who delicately worked on restoring the archival recordings to the best quality for current modern technology. This record captures the band’s 1973 performance in Paris and features Irmin Schmidt on keyboard & synths, Jaki Liebezeit on drums, Michael Karoli on guitars, Holger Czukay on bass, and Damo Suzuki on vocals for one of his final shows with the band.

    Available on double vinyl and 2-disc CD, with exclusive sleeve notes by journalist Wyndham Wallace.


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: Paris 1973 sees one of the last live shows that the great Damo Suzuki did with Can, and thus sees the band in one of it's most famous shows, in the most coveted lineup. It's perfectly recorded too, and captures the band at their incendiary best. The latest in a stunning series.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1 Paris 73 Eins (Part 1)
    B1 Paris 73 Eins (Part 2)
    C1 Paris 73 Zwei
    C2 Paris 73 Drei
    D1 Paris 73 Vier
    D2 Paris 73 Fünf

    Oscar Jerome

    The Spoon

      Oscar Jerome hibernated to make what became The Spoon, his second album. The pandemic had halted his concerts, and he found himself alone in Berlin playing guitar and writing poetry.You can feel that interiority on The Spoon, a laconic piece of work of melodic melancholy. He’ll move from a whisper to a scream throughout the album, and he’s as ready to talk about his feelings of depression as he is to rage about the injustices of his home country. 

      TRACK LISTING

      1. The Dark Slide
      2. Sweet Isolation - Oscar Jerome Feat. Kaidi Akinnibi
      3. Berlin 1
      4. The Spoon
      5. The Soup
      6. Channel Your Anger
      7. Feet Down South
      8. Aya & Bartholomew
      9. Feed The Pigs
      10. Path To Someone
      11. Hall Of Mirrors - Oscar Jerome Feat. Léa Sen
      12. Use It Well

      Spoon

      Lucifer On The Moon

        Lucifer on the Moon is the anti-gravity companion to Spoon’s Lucifer on the Sofa. A top-to-bottom rework of the Austin band's tenth album, it was created by On-U Sound founder and UK dub icon, Adrian Sherwood.

        Moon first took shape as a few heady remixes for the singles from Lucifer on the Sofa. Frontman Britt Daniel offered Sherwood two suggestions: “Avoid things that would not be possible on tape” and “Add whatever you want to add, the less modern the better.” The collaboration shouldn't come as a surprise: dub-inspired production is wound through Spoon’s classic tracks, from "Finer Feelings" to "Inside Out." Sherwood is a proven collaborator whose resume includes partnerships with seminal artists like The Fall, Jah Wobble, and Mark Stewart. The initial results pleased both parties and Sherwood was invited to work on additional songs. And then a few more. “I got into the melody and the thoughts it evoked in me,” the producer explains. “It just evolved and we eventually found ourselves with a whole album.”

        Moon flips Lucifer on the Sofa’s rhythm tracks inside-out, and often rebuilds them wholesale. Sherwood supplied extensive additional instrumentation via On-U’s extended family of session players, including bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Keith LeBlanc (both of whom performed in Sugarhill Records’ early ’80s in-house rhythm section). He dug deep into the album’s multi-tracks, surfacing forgotten details and elements not present in the final album mixes.

        The result airlifts Spoon’s trademark melodies into lush alien terrain, replete with vibrant echo and rumbling low-end. “It wasn’t just a thing where you pick apart this and that and you stay on the grid and you add a delay,” explains Daniel. “He added so much more instrumentation to the tracks that they became completely different versions of the songs. Not just remixes, but companion pieces. A ‘Part II.’”

        Released in February, Lucifer on the Sofa is Spoon’s purest rock ’n roll record to date. Texas-made, it is the first set of songs that the quintet has put to tape in its hometown of Austin in more than a decade. Written and recorded over the last two years – both in and out of lockdown – the songs mark a shift toward something louder, wilder, and more full-color. "It’s the best thing they’ve ever done,” wrote Rolling Stone. “More than exceeding their usual quotient of fire guitars, killer choruses, and crafty rock-history updates.” The band has hit the road hard this year and recently wrapped a coast-to-coast co-headline US tour with Interpol. NJ.com called Spoon’s Asbury Park performance a “70-minute foil of raw emotion and bounding humanity.”

        TRACK LISTING

        1.  My Babe
        2.  On The Radio
        3.  Held
        4.  The Devile & Mister Jones
        5.  Lucifer On The Sofa
        6.  Astral Jacket
        7.  Feels Alright
        8.  Wild
        9.  The Hardest Cut
        10.  Satellite

        Can

        Live In Cuxhaven 1976

          Mute and Spoon Records present 'Live In Cuxhaven 1976', the third album of the curated Can live concert series. Available in full for the first time on blue vinyl, CD and digitally.

          Originally recorded on tape, this carefully restored live album comprises the 1976 show in the format of a story with a beginning, middle and end, bringing CAN’s performance to life. The series was overseen by founding member Irmin Schmidt and producer/engineer René Tinner, who delicately worked on restoring the archival recordings to the best quality for current modern technology.

          These albums have been released alongside a succession of interviews discussing the band’s live shows. The YouTube series comprise interviews with journalist/author Pascal Bussy, Mute’s Daniel Miller, music critic Nick Kent, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, and Andy Hall and René Tinner who were both involved with recording Can’s live shows.


          TRACK LISTING

          1. Cuxhaven 76 Eins
          2. Cuxhaven 76 Zwei
          3. Cuxhaven 76 Drei
          4. Cuxhaven 76 Vier

          Spoon

          Kill The Moonlight - 20th Anniversary Edition

            As part of Matadors Revisionist History series, “Kill The Moonlight” will be released on white vinyl, the first ever coloured vinyl pressing for the albums 20th anniversary.

            TRACK LISTING

            Small Stakes
            The Way We Get By
            Something To Look Forward To
            Stay Don't Go
            Jonathan Fisk
            Paper Tiger
            Someone Something
            Don't Let It Get You Down
            All The Pretty Girls Go To The City
            You Gotta Feel It
            Back To The Life
            Vittorio E.

            Can

            Monster Movie - 2022 Coloured Vinyl Edition

              Following the release of the first two parts of CAN’s live series, Mute and Spoon Records reissue a limited edition run of Monster Movie on blue vinyl.

              With the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Captain Beefheart and The Velvet Underground ringing in their ears, Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt left behind their careers in academia to form the influential group in the late 60s. Together with Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit and American singer Malcolm Mooney, they recorded their debut album Monster Movie in a castle near Cologne in 1968. The record was then remastered in 2004 from the original master tape for a CD release. It was overseen by Holger, Irmin and Jono Podmore to refine it to how it was always intended to be heard.

              “Monster Movie is an amazing debut” Pitchfork

              “Monster Movie, sounds like nothing else released in 1969 - and still acts as a template for the future” Sound Affects

              “Had Can’s debut album, Monster Movie, been their only one, it would have assured their place in the history of German music and of rock as a whole” Shindig Magazine

              TRACK LISTING

              A1 Father Cannot Yell
              A2 Mary, Mary So Contrary
              A3 Outside My Door
              B1 You Doo Right

              Spoon

              Lucifer On The Sofa

                Spoon’s tenth album, Lucifer on the Sofa, is the band’s purest rock ’n roll record to date. Texas-made, it is the first set of songs that the quintet has put to tape in its hometown of Austin in more than a decade. Written and recorded over the last two years – both in and out of lockdown – these songs mark a shift toward something louder, wilder, and more full-colour.

                From the detuned guitars anchoring “The Hardest Cut,” to the urgency of “Wild," to the band’s blown-out cover of the Smog classic “Held,” Lucifer on the Sofa bottles the physical thrill of a band tearing up a packed room. It’s an album of intensity and intimacy, where the music’s harshest edges feel as vivid as the directions quietly murmured into the mic on the first-take. According to frontman Britt Daniel, “It’s the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton.”


                TRACK LISTING

                Side A
                Held
                The Hardest Cut
                The Devil & Mister Jones
                Wild
                My Babe
                Side B
                Feels Alright
                On The Radio
                Astral Jacket
                Satellite
                Lucifer On The Sofa

                Can

                Live In Brighton 1975

                  “Live In Brighton 1975” is the second album of a curated series of CAN live concerts. Available in full for the first time on triple vinyl, double CD and digitally. Originally recorded on tape, this carefully restored live album comprises the entirety of the show in the format of a story with a beginning, middle and end, bringing CAN’s performance to life. Limited edition triple Gold vinyl in triple gatefold sleeve plus a 2CD edition in card pack with 16 page booklet, both with extensive sleeve notes.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Barry says: There's not much I can tell you here that you won't already know.. this is the second wonderfully pressed collection from Can of live performances following 'Live In Stuttgart' that was released in May. There are very few musicians that could pull off this level of out-there musicianship, and this is a wonderful and accurate document of their live legacy. Essential.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1 Brighton 75 Eins
                  A2 Brighton 75 Zwei
                  A3 Brighton 75 Drei
                  B1 Brighton 75 Vier
                  B2 Brighton 75 Fünf
                  C1 Brighton 75 Sechs
                  C2 Brighton 75 Sieben

                  Can

                  Live In Stuttgart 1975

                    Live in Stuttgart 1975 is the first of a curated series of Can live concerts available in full for the first time on vinyl, CD and digitally. Originally recorded on tape, these carefully restored live albums will comprise the entirety of each show in the format of a story with a beginning, middle and end, with Can’s performances taking on a life of their own.
                    Available on triple vinyl and double CD. 


                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: There's really not much that can be said about live Can material that you wouldn't already know, but it's safe to say that this sounds superb and is the perfect recreation of a perfectly sculpted live Can show from the comfort of your own home. An intoxicating and transportive collection, and an essential document of one of the greatest Krautrock pioneers in the biz.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    A1 Stuttgart 75 Eins
                    A2 Stuttgart 75 Zwei
                    B1 Stuttgart 75 Drei (Part 1)
                    B2 Stuttgart 75 Drei (Part 2)
                    C1 Stuttgart 75 Drei (Part 3)
                    C2 Stuttgart 75 Vier
                    C3 Stuttgart 75 Fünf

                    CD TRACKLIST
                    1 Stuttgart 75 Eins
                    2 Stuttgart 75 Zwei
                    3 Stuttgart 75 Drei
                    4 Stuttgart 75 Vier
                    5 Stuttgart 75 Fünf

                    Can

                    Delay 1968 - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

                      Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit who formed a group which would utilise and transcend all boundaries of ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music.

                      This classic album of tracks recorded at the beginning of Can’s life, and features original vocalist Malcolm Mooney.

                      Thief is now a rejuvenated Can classic having been covered by Radiohead and since then discovered by a new generation of fans.

                      Can’s powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance - from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West and Radiohead - as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.

                      "Can are impossible to classify and its impossible to ignore their seismic influence on so many diverse musical paths" Richard Hawley
                      "Can are the most revolutionary band ever" Stephen Morris (New Order)


                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1 Butterfly
                      A2 Pnoom
                      A3 Nineteen Century Man
                      A4 Thief
                      B1 Man Named Joe
                      B2 Uphill
                      B3 Little Star Of Bethlehem

                      Spoon

                      Gimme Fiction - 2020 Reissue

                        Gimme Fiction, the fifth studio album from Spoon, originally released in 2005 and featuring the single ‘I Turn My Camera On’. Newly recut from the original masters.

                        Gimme Fiction is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                        “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        The Beast And Dragon, Adored
                        The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine
                        I Turn My Camera On
                        My Mathematical Mind
                        The Delicate Place
                        Sister Jack
                        I Summon You
                        The Infinite Pet
                        Was It You?
                        They Never Got You
                        Merchants Of Soul

                        Spoon

                        Transference - 2020 Reissue

                          Transference is the seventh studio album by Spoon, newly recut from the original masters

                          Transference is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                          “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Before Destruction
                          Is Love Forever?
                          The Mystery Zone
                          Who Makes Your Money
                          Written In Reverse
                          I Saw The Light
                          Trouble Comes Running
                          Goodnight Laura
                          Out Go The Lights
                          Got Nuffin
                          Nobody Gets Me But You

                          Spoon

                          Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga - 2020 Reissue

                            Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Spoon’s sixth studio record, featuring the singles ’The Underdog’ and ‘You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb’. Originally released in 2007 and now newly recut from the original masters

                            Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                            “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Don't Make Me A Target
                            The Ghost Of You Lingers
                            You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
                            Don't You Evah
                            Rhythm & Soul
                            Eddie's Ragga
                            The Underdog
                            My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
                            Finer Feelings
                            Black Like Me

                            Spoon

                            A Series Of Sneaks - 2020 Reissue

                              ‘A Series Of Sneaks’, Spoon's second studio album, released in 1998.
                              Newly recut from the original masters.

                              “Hints at the possibility of perfection” – Pitchfork.

                              ‘A Series Of Sneaks’ is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                              “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Utilitarian
                              The Minor Tough
                              Execution
                              Reservations
                              30 Gallon Tank
                              Car Radio
                              Metal Detektor
                              June's Foreign Spell
                              Chloroform
                              Metal School
                              Staring At The Board
                              No You're Not
                              Quincy Punk Episode
                              Advance Cassette

                              Spoon

                              Girls Can Tell - 2020 Reissue

                                ‘Girls Can Tell’, the third studio album from Spoon, originally released in 2001.

                                Newly recut from the original masters.

                                “A start-to-finish triumph” - Rolling Stone. 

                                ‘Girls Can Tell’ is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                                “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Everything Hits At Once
                                Believing Is Art
                                Me And The Bean
                                Lines In The Suit
                                The Fitted Shirt
                                Anything You Want
                                Take A Walk
                                1020 AM
                                Take The Fifth
                                This Book Is A Movie
                                Chicago At Night

                                Spoon

                                Kill The Moonlight - 2020 Reissue

                                  Kill The Moonlight, Spoon’s fourth studio album originally released in 2002 and featuring the hit single ’The Way We Get By’. 

                                  Newly recut from the original masters.

                                  ‘Kill The Moonlight’ is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                                  “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Small Stakes
                                  The Way We Get By
                                  Something To Look Forward To
                                  Stay Don't Go
                                  Jonathan Fisk
                                  Paper Tiger
                                  Someone Something
                                  Don't Let It Get You Down
                                  All The Pretty Girls Go To The City
                                  You Gotta Feel It
                                  Back To The Life
                                  Vittorio E

                                  Spoon

                                  Telephono - 2020 Reissue

                                    Telephono, the debut album, available on vinyl for the first time since 1996. Newly recut from the original masters

                                    Telephono is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                                    “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Don't Buy The Realistic
                                    Not Turning Off
                                    All The Negatives Have Been Destroyed
                                    Cvantez
                                    Nefarious
                                    Claws Tracking
                                    Dismember
                                    Idiot Driver
                                    Towner
                                    Wanted To Be Your
                                    Theme To Wendel Stivers
                                    Primary
                                    The Government Darling
                                    Plastic Mylar

                                    Spoon

                                    Soft Effects - 2020 Reissue

                                      Soft Effects, the legendary EP, available on vinyl for the first time since 1997. Newly recut from the original masters.

                                      Soft Effects is released as part of the Slay On Cue series, which will see the reissue of the band’s first eight records in original editions - Telephono (1996), Soft Effects EP (1996), A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), Kill The Moonlight (2002), Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) and Transference (2010).

                                      “Some of these albums haven’t been available on vinyl or CD in years, and in some places they never actually came out,” says frontman Britt Daniel.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      SIDE 1
                                      Mountain To Sound
                                      Waiting For The Kid To Come Out
                                      I Could See The Dude
                                      Get Out The State
                                      Loss Leaders

                                      SIDE 2
                                      Mountain To Sound
                                      Waiting For The Kid To Come Out
                                      I Could See The Dude
                                      Get Out The State
                                      Loss Leaders

                                      Irmin Schmidt

                                      Nocturne (Live At The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival)

                                        Live album from legendary founder of CAN.

                                        Nocturne (live at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival) comprises three pieces performed live on a partly prepared piano, along additional pre-recorded soundscapes.

                                        The live performance of ‘Klavierstück II’ is a pensive improvisation using essential elements of the original piece.

                                        ‘Nocturne’ starts with the ambient sounds whilst the piano seemingly melts into the soundscape and eventually grows into a long meditative piano solo.

                                        ‘Yonder’ is a much more dramatic piece, dominated by the overwhelming sounds of church bells, a sort of “dies irai”, radical, emotional and fiercely poetic.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Klavierstück II
                                        Nocturne
                                        Yonder

                                        Spoon

                                        Everything Hits At Once: The Best Of Spoon

                                          Spanning a career well into its third decade, Spoon returns with a ‘Best Of’compilation, ‘Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon' In addition to the 12 fan-adored tracks making up this single LP, Spoon return with the bold new single “No Bullets Spent.” How many rock bands from the past 25 years could get away with a greatest-hits album? Spoon stand alone, with a career-spanning retrospective culled from all over their unique songbook. It’s a flawless compilation of their best-known, best-loved tunes, yet it’s still full of surprises—the only thing you could expect from a band that’s spent their whole career taking people by surprise.


                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Barry says: For a mindblowing nine albums worth of material, it's hard to collate a 'Best Of' that accurately represents a band who have consistently and reliably smashed it out of the park. There are none of the big hits here that I wouldn't expect to be here, The Underdog sounds every bit the proto punk-folk clanger it was back in 2007, 'I Turn My Camera Off' kicks things off and I honestly couldn't think of a better appetiser than that. This is a brilliantly diverse and essential summary of a great band at a ridiculously good price. Get on it!

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          I Turn My Camera On
                                          Do You
                                          Don't You Evah
                                          Inside Out
                                          The Way We Get By
                                          The Underdog
                                          Hot Thoughts
                                          I Summon You
                                          Rent I Pay
                                          You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
                                          Got Nuffin
                                          Everything Hits At Once
                                          No Bullets Spent

                                          Produced by Spoon and Dave Fridmann, Austin’s most esteemed rock ambassadors have created the bravest, most sonically inventive work of their illustrious career.

                                          Reuniting the band with the label that released their 1996 debut, ‘Telephono’, and following on Spoon’s streak of three consecutive US Top 10 albums—‘Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga’ (2007), ‘Transference’ (2010) and ‘They Want My Soul’ (2014)—‘Hot Thoughts’ is nothing short of epic. Listening to ‘Hot Thoughts’, it’s instantly apparent why Spoon are considered one of the most critically acclaimed acts of the first decade of the new millennium. 

                                          Within the space of 10 captivating songs – all written by Britt Daniel- ‘Hot Thoughts’ creates a musical universe all its own, with individual worlds ranging from the kaleidoscopic opening/title track through the gargantuan stomp of “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” and ubiquitous wiry hooks of “Can I Sit Next To You" to the bittersweet “I Ain’t The One” and beyond.

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Barry says: As addictive, funked up rhythms give way to distorted bursts and effervescent vocal melodies, this sonically fascinating but brilliantly accessible LP twists and turns break into pulsing synth pop and grooving head-nodders.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Hot Thoughts
                                          2. WhisperI’lllistentohearit
                                          3. Do I Have To Talk You Into It
                                          4. First Caress
                                          5. Pink Up
                                          6. Can I Sit Next To You
                                          7. I Ain’t The One
                                          8. Tear It Down
                                          9. Shotgun
                                          10. Us

                                          Spoon’s classic ‘Gimme Fiction’ celebrates its 10th anniversary with a deluxe version released on Matador Records.

                                          The reissue contains the original album newlyremastered by Howie Weinberg from the original tapes, a second disc with 12 previously unreleased demos from the era, a digital download of nine additional bonus tracks and a full colour book containing photos and an extensive oral history of the making of the album by The AV Club’s Sean O’Neal. The deluxe LP package also includes tipped sleeves, a 24” x 36” poster and a digital download of all songs.

                                          ‘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. Whatever digging or strange alchemy had to go into it, they only produced more gold.

                                          ‘Gimme Fiction’ deserves special recognition as the album where Spoon took creative and stylistic quantum leaps that resulted in classics ‘I Turn My Camera On’, ‘The Beast And Dragon Adored’, ‘My Mathematical Mind’, ‘I Summon You’ and so many more. 10 years later, ‘Gimme Fiction’ gets the deluxe release it so richly deserves.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          The Original Album
                                          The Beast And Dragon, Adored
                                          The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine
                                          I Turn My Camera On
                                          My Mathematical Mind
                                          The Delicate Place
                                          Sister Jack
                                          I Summon You
                                          The Infinite Pet
                                          Was It You?
                                          They Never Got You
                                          Merchants Of Soul

                                          Home Demos
                                          I Summon You (First Demo)
                                          Was It You?
                                          I’ve Been Good Too Long
                                          Sister Jack (Piano Demo)
                                          The Beast And Dragon, Adored
                                          My Mathematical Mind
                                          They Never Got You
                                          The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine
                                          The Delicate Place
                                          The Infinite Pet
                                          Merchants Of Soul
                                          Dear Mr. Landlord

                                          Digital Bonus Tracks (With Vinyl Only)
                                          The Beast And The Dragon, Adored (Rehearsal)
                                          Sister Jack (Up Demo)
                                          I Turn My Camera On (First Demo)
                                          My Mathematical Mind (First Rehearsal)
                                          The Delicate Place (Vanderslice & Solter Version)
                                          I Wanna Go (Demo)
                                          Tear Me Down (Demo)
                                          I Summon You (Electric Demo)
                                          My Mathematical Mind (Vanderslice & Solter Version)

                                          Wooden Spoon

                                          Wooden Spoon 3

                                            "Wooden Spoon 3" is a continuation from his first two releases on Brad Rose's Foxglove imprint. The album has three superb tracks entitled "Three Pieces For Piano, Synthesizer, Organ & Tape Loop". The centrepiece is a wonderful 20 minute plus repetitive dronework.

                                            Electric Spoon

                                            You

                                              Welcome to the world of Electric Spoon - a tale of three castaways, hair and colours, standing on the edge of sound looking at each other starting a search for all their electric sisters and brothers. The journey begins at Marquis Cha Cha with "You" - a sound for hearts and minds, part of the earth's rhythm, their peace of mind rests in sound, colours are their stepping stones – a home for hearts and minds. The sound here is very akin to an Alan Lomax field recording (deliberately crackly, not a bad pressing!) of The Rolling Stones - circa "Sticky Fingers".

                                              Can

                                              Ege Bamyasi

                                                Recorded in their own Inner Space Studio in 1972, this was yet another landmark krautrock moment. Following on from the genius "Tago Mago" album was never going to be easy, but this was Can working at their peak. Another classic album featuring the genius shuffling drum beat of Jaki Liebezeit, the rhythmic grooves the towering kosmic guitars and experimental almost free-jazz approach. In a word this is magnificent, every home should have one!!!!!

                                                Can

                                                Delay 1968

                                                  Although recorded in the late 60s, the material included on "Delay 1968" did not appear commercially until 1981. A collection of cuts featuring early vocalist Malcolm Mooney, these seven songs are among the very first Can ever recorded. As an early insight to the future sound of the krautrock legends this features some essential tracks like "Thief", "Butterfly" and "Uphill".

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Mine says: If you have always found Can a little too weird and don't know where to start, this one's for you. Delay 1968 is a brilliant but very approachable album by the German Krautrock pioneers. It is by far my favourite and I have yet to play it to someone who doesn't like it!

                                                  Can

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                                                    The first album from Can and featuring the vocals of Malcolm Mooney, an African American sculptor artist. Possibly the rawest and rockiest of all Can's releases, this combined all the elements of Can, the classic krautrock groove, their shuffling funkiness and the stoned psyche guitar freakouts.


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