Take Fountain

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Take Fountain
Take Fountain album cover.jpeg
Studio album by The Wedding Present
Released February 14, 2005
Recorded Summer 2004
Genre Indie rock
Length 46:44
Label Scopitones
Producer Steve Fisk, David Gedge
The Wedding Present chronology
Take Fountain
Search for Paradise: Singles 2004–5
Singles from Take Fountain
  1. "Interstate 5"
    Released: November 15, 2004
  2. "I'm from Further North Than You"
    Released: April 11, 2005
  3. "Ringway to SeaTac"
    Released: October 24, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork 6.9/10 stars[2]

Take Fountain is the seventh studio album by The Wedding Present. It was released in the UK on February 14, 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.

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!"[3]

Track listing[edit]

The US version does not include "On Ramp."

  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

All the songs were written by David Gedge (vocals, guitar) and Simon Cleave (guitar).
The Wedding Present is: Gedge, Cleave, Terry de Castro (bass, vocals) and Kari Paavola (drums).