Take Fountain

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Take Fountain
Take Fountain album cover.jpeg
Studio album by
Released14 February 2005
RecordedSummer 2004
StudioRobert Lang, Philosophy of the World Recording, Electrical Audio
GenreIndie rock
ProducerSteve Fisk
The Wedding Present chronology
Take Fountain
Search for Paradise: Singles 2004–5
Singles from Take Fountain
  1. "Interstate 5"
    Released: 15 November 2004
  2. "I'm from Further North Than You"
    Released: 11 April 2005
  3. "Ringway to Seatac"
    Released: 24 October 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork6.9/10 stars[2]

Take Fountain is the sixth studio album by The Wedding Present. It was released in the UK on 14 February 2005, through Scopitones Records, and a day later in the US through Manifesto Records.


David Gedge originally recorded Take Fountain as the fourth Cinerama album, but after the break-up of his relationship with fellow Cinerama founder Sally Murrell, Gedge decided that this darker record should be released under his Wedding Present name. Take Fountain is the band's first album release since 1996's Saturnalia, and returns to the noisy, jangly, intelligent indie sound of old.

Take Fountain was recorded was held in the United States at Robert Lang Studios in Shoreline, Washington, Philosophy of the World Recording in Seattle, Washington, and Electrical Audio in Chicago, Illinois in mid-2004. Steve Fisk acted as producer and engineer, with additional production from Gedge and guitarist Simon Cleave. Justin Armstrong and Greg Man did additional engineering. Fisk mixed the wordings, before they were mastered by Noel Summerville at Transfermation in London.[3]


In Los Angeles, Fountain Avenue is a minor east-west street, between and parallel to Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard, two very congested arteries. Therefore, when Johnny Carson asked Bette Davis for advice on "the best way an aspiring starlet could get into Hollywood," Ms. Davis replied without hesitation, "Take Fountain!"[4]

Track listing[edit]

All the songs were written by David Gedge and Simon Cleave.[3]

  1. "On Ramp" – 2:03
  2. "Interstate 5" (extended version) – 8:06
  3. "Always the Quiet One" – 3:20
  4. "I'm from Further North Than You" – 3:39
  5. "Mars Sparkles Down on Me" – 4:14
  6. "Ringway to Seatac" – 2:41
  7. "Don't Touch That Dial" (Pacific Northwest version) – 6:18
  8. "It's for You" – 3:16
  9. "Larry's" – 3:39
  10. "Queen Anne" – 4:05
  11. "Perfect Blue" – 5:31


Personnel per booklet.[3]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork review
  3. ^ a b c Take Fountain (booklet). The Wedding Present. Scopitones. 2005. TONE CD020.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ The Independent