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The Resource They want my soul, Spoon, (sound recording)

They want my soul, Spoon, (sound recording)

Label
They want my soul
Title
They want my soul
Statement of responsibility
Spoon
Creator
Contributor
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The time off spent by Spoon paid off; if they were weary before, here they are reinvigorated but self-aware. On several of these ten songs, Daniel laments that "they" want a piece of him, and the album revolves around obligations --- spiritual, romantic, financial --- that make for a witty focus for the band's first major-label album in over fifteen years. On "The Rent I Pay, " Daniel pays his dues and defies them ("I ain't your dancer") while Eno's mighty snare hits signal that Spoon is back. On the album's title track, a laundry list of folks want his vital force but the irresistible harmonies and guitars give the song's paranoia an almost romantic tinge. Later, the standout "Let Me Be Mine" teeters between freedom and commitment with exuberant outbursts and chilly breakdowns. The sound on They Want My Soul is much tighter, thanks to Dave Fridmann and Joe Chiccarelli, two established sound-shapers. The results are Spoon, unquestionably. "Do You", hooky and strummy, is their version of a radio-friendly hit, while "Outlier" dresses its disses in busy percussion and swirling organs that borrow from late-1980s baggy. Songs like this showcase the depth Fischel's keyboards add to the band. A few indie quirks remain: many of the most immediate tracks on They Want My Soul are at the bottom, and some of these songs take time to reveal themselves. Still, They Want My Soul is more of a welcome return than a comeback, and too complex to be considered back-to-basics. -- Editorial Review provided by Heather Phares for All Music Guide, taken and adapted from Barnes And Noble website
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Cataloging source
WIM
Credits note
  • Produced by Spoon, as well as by Dave Fridmann and Joe Chiccarelli
  • Recorded at Sunset Sound, Public Hi-Fi, Tarbox, and The Catacomb
  • Engineered by Dave Fridmann, Joe Chiccarelli, Jim Eno, Britt Daniel, Brad Bell, Matt Gerhard, and Graham Hope
  • Mixed by Dave Fridmann and Mike McCarthy
  • Mastered by Howie Weinberg
Dewey number
782.42166
Form of composition
rock music
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
M1630.18.S66
LC item number
T44 2014
Music parts
not applicable
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Spoon (Musical group)
PerformerNote
Performed by Spoon (Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Alex Fischel, Eric Harvey, Rob Pope) ; with musicians accompanying
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Universal Music Group
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Rock music
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
They want my soul, Spoon, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Lyrics inserted in container
  • Full credits printed on container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Knock knock knock
  • (4:39)
  • Outlier
  • (4:22)
  • They want my soul
  • (3:22)
  • I just don't understand
  • (2:38)
  • Let me be mine
  • (3:26)
  • Rent I pay
  • New York kiss
  • (3:27)
  • (3:10)
  • Inside out
  • (5:02)
  • Rainy taxi
  • (3:58)
  • Do you
  • (3:33)
Control code
ocn881462328
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
602537901036
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
B0021136-02
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1651680
  • (OCoLC)881462328
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
They want my soul, Spoon, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Lyrics inserted in container
  • Full credits printed on container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Knock knock knock
  • (4:39)
  • Outlier
  • (4:22)
  • They want my soul
  • (3:22)
  • I just don't understand
  • (2:38)
  • Let me be mine
  • (3:26)
  • Rent I pay
  • New York kiss
  • (3:27)
  • (3:10)
  • Inside out
  • (5:02)
  • Rainy taxi
  • (3:58)
  • Do you
  • (3:33)
Control code
ocn881462328
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
602537901036
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
B0021136-02
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1651680
  • (OCoLC)881462328
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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