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Saint Etienne – London Conversations: Best of (2008)

Saint Etienne – London Conversations: Best of (2008)

A delicious collection of pop from the wonderful Saint Etienne !

Not a conventional best-of! This one is as artfully constructed as might be expected of St Etienne in that it tries to link the specific 35 tracks by the theme of London.

Read more: myspace.com/saintetienne

Tracklisting

Disc 1

1 Only Love Can Break Your Heart 4:29
2 Nothing Can Stop Us 4:20
3 Join Our Club 3:16
4 Avenue [Edit] 3:48
5 You’re in a Bad Way 3:01
6 Hobart Paving 4:47
7 Who Do You Think You Are 3:47
8 Pale Movie 3:44
9 Like a Motorway 3:40
10 Hug My Soul 3:52
11 He’s on the Phone 4:06
12 Sylvie 4:00
13 Heart Failed 3:37
14 Action 3:48
15 A Good Thing 4:00
16 Side Streets 2:55
17 Burnt out Car [Xenomania Mix] 3:38
18 This Is Tomorrow 3:28

Disc 2

1 Kiss and Make Up 5:11
2 Filthy 5:32
3 Spring 3:41
4 People Get Real 4:42
5 Mario’s Cafe 4:28
6 Goodnight Jack [Original 1998 Version] 4:20
7 The Bad Photographer 3:58
8 Lose That Girl 4:03
9 Lover Plays the Bass 4:13
10 How We Used to Live 8:49
11 Boy Is Crying 3:37
12 Finisterre 3:43
13 Soft Like Me 4:23
14 Shower Scene 4:19
15 Stars Above Us 3:23
16 Teenage Winter 5:43
17 I Was Born on Christmas Day 3:11

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October 12, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, saint etienne, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Saint Etienne – Boxette (2008) (4xcd)

Saint Etienne – boxette (2008) (4xcd)
Compilation album / Box Set
Released January 21, 2008
Genre Alternative rock / Synthpop / pop
Label Foreign Office – 004

This is for our pal Reuben!

What a witty title, boxette ! Har har har!

Guess it’s better than roxette, anyway!

Despite the name, there’s 8 hours of amazing pop music here – rare stuff previously only available via their fanclub! – from the quality British group!
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Saint Etienne are an English indie electronic pop act, fronted by lovely Sarah Cracknell (born April 12, 1967, Chelmsford, Essex) with former music journalists Bob Stanley (born December 25, 1964) and Pete Wiggs (born May 15, 1966)

They are named after the famous French football team, AS Saint-Étienne, European Cup runners-up in the 1970s.

Boxette is a 4 CD box set by Saint Etienne available for purchase only to people registered with their fan club, Lovers Unite, containing I Love to Paint (1994), Built on Sand (1999), Asleep at the Wheels of Steel (2001) and Eric Random.

The first three are remastered editions of very limited compilations of unreleased material sent out to members of the fan club over the years, while the fourth compiles songs released on various fan club EPs as well as five previously unreleased tracks.

It was released in a numbered limited edition of 3,000 with some copies hand-numbered and signed by the band.

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Nothing can stop them now: A couple of months ago we brought you word that a limited edition box set from Britain’s Saint Etienne was en route via the band’s Lovers Unite club. (If you went to the Saint Etienne page you could sign up and place a pre-order for the collection.) That box set, smartly titled Boxette, issued on their own Foreign Office label, arrived on fans’ doorsteps recently—only 3000 numbered copies were manufactured, in effect creating yet another rarity—and the results are impressive to say the least, not to mention some genuine surprises. Read on….

By all rights, we shouldn’t even be having this discussion. After all, Saint Etienne—sprightly dance-pop enthusiasts, equal parts Dusty and Kylie, versed in both ‘60s girl group and ‘90s techno—had their moment in the trip-hop sun, then disappeared from view, right? Not so fast. For Etienne acolytes, and there are many of us, it’s been 18 years of quiet but passionate devotion, accompanied by scores of records, many of them very much under the radar. Such as the material at hand.

“Here are a few dozen tracks,” writes St. E’s Bob Stanley, in the extensive liner notes to the four-CD box, “which at one point were our least wanted, but in time became our most desirable.” Over the years Saint Etienne—Stanley, his mixmaster-in-crime Pete Wiggs and sultry chanteuse Sarah Cracknell—has made exclusive releases available to members of Lovers Unite, starting with 1994’s I Love To Paint. That rarer-than-hens’-teeth album, along with 1999’s Built On Sand and 2002’s Asleep At The Wheels of Steel, comprise ¾ of Boxette, and the delights are plentiful. Paint is particular is a must-hear, ordered like an early Etienne album (between-song interludes, vocal snippets from TV and film, etc.), and flashing back to the glory days of Foxbase Alpha and So Tough via choice outtakes such as jangly folk-rocker “Sushi Rider,” the dancey dubadelica of “Fife Coast” and sleek disco homage, “Everything I Touch Turns to Gold.”

Sand chronicles St. E in the latter half of the ‘90s, although it’s less cohesive than Paint, more odds ‘n’ sods in feel (but don’t miss the luminous Dusty In Memphis-goes-trip-hop gem “Keep Nothing”). Wheels of Steel covers 2001-2002 and mostly captures the instrumental side of Stanley and Wiggs. Disc 4, titled Eric Random, could also be deemed oddy/soddy, collecting everything from a 1993 cover of David Bowie’s “Absolute Beginnners” to a haunting 2002 collaboration with Vashti Bunyan titled “The Same But Different” to the 1997 fanclub-only Valentine’s Day 97 EP (the New Orderish “Departure Lounge” ranks as one of Cracknell’s most affecting vocal performances ever). But as with Paint, the dozen songs dotting Eric hold up as a satisfying, well-sequenced whole.

“How did we get this far?” croons, Cracknell, wistfully, in “Departure Lounge.” Though she was probably singing to an errant lover, the question could also be posed among the three members of St. E. Whatever they conclude, here’s hoping they keep doing it.

Fred Mills …. March 5, 2008

I Love To Paint cover
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I Love to Paint (1994)

I Love To Paint (1995) is a compilation of previously-unreleased and rare music by Saint Etienne. It was made available only by mail order to members of the band’s fan club. It is now a collectable and sought-after item, regularly selling for high prices second-hand.

* “Flight to Tashkent” is an outtake from the So Tough sessions.
* The version of “Sushi Rider” included on I Love to Paint is known to fans as “The Greener and Woodier Version,” and is different from the version commercially released on the “Like a Motorway” 7″ single.
* “Deutscher Kendals” is an instrumental recorded in 1994. “Fife Coast” was recorded at the same session.
* “Studio Kinda Filthy” originally appeared as the b-side on the “Filthy” promotional 12″ single, July 1991.
* “We’re Coming in Loaded” is a cover of a song popularized by Elvis Presley in the film Girls! Girls! Girls!
* “Fake ’88” originally appeared on a UK indie music magazine compilation disc, Volume 6, as well as Volume’s own best-of compilation Sharks Patrol These Waters–The Best of Volume Too.
* “Parliament Hill” is an outtake from the Foxbase Alpha sessions.
* “Everything I Touch Turns to Gold” features a fragment of dialogue from the Audrey Hepburn film Roman Holiday.

Regarding “Schroeder,” the CD liner notes explain, “From our Charlie Brown-obsessed period at the beginning of 1994, this is the twin brother of ‘Highgate Road Incident,’ the b-side of ‘Pale Movie.'” Schroeder, of course, was the Beethoven-adoring piano player from the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz.

“Stranger in Paradise” is also an outtake from So Tough, and was released on the NME three-disc sampler Ruby Trax–The NME’s Roaring Forty. The original composition is credited to Tony Bennett; however, Saint Etienne also pays homage to Mudhoney by referencing the song “Touch Me I’m Sick.”

01 – flight to tashkent
02 – sushi rider
03 – deutscher kendals

04 – think twice
05 – studio kinda filthy
06 – we’re coming in loaded
07 – fife coast
08 – fake 88
09 – parliament hill
10 – everything i touch turns to gold
11 – schroeder
12 – stranger in paradise


Built On Sand cover
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Built on Sand (1999)

Built On Sand (1999) is a compilation of outtakes, demos and rarities. It was sent out free to members of the band’s fan club as a Christmas gift. The album was remastered and reissued in 2008 as part of the Boxette fan-club box set.


13 – the clothes show
14 – suburban autumn lieutenant
15 – jaydip pharmacy
16 – tomorrow never dies
17 – nazi jaloux
18 – please
19 – keep nothing
20 – russians
21 – blofeld buildings
22 – ken
23 – are we gonna be alright
24 – andrew mccarthy
25 – we’re in the city

Asleep At The Wheels Of Steel cover
cd-3
Asleep at the Wheels of Steel (2001)

Asleep At The Wheels Of Steel is an album which was sent out free to members of the band’s fan club in February 2001.

According to the sleeve notes tracks 1-3 are from the soundtrack to a low-budget feature film called “Lost”, which bypassed the conventional film distribution, while tracks 5-7 form the specially composed “Hawkline Suite”.


26 – united world
27 – lost
28 – dunnottar
29 – owl
30 – the montana gang
31 – magic child
32 – the chemicals
33 – garsington
34 – portrait of beau
35 – christmas 1936

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cd-4
Eric Random

A collection of various fan-club Eps and singles!

36 – marcie dreams of deptford
37 – say it to the rain
38 – departure lounge
39 – summer song
40 – a slavic beauty with a rose between her teeth
41 – absolute beginners
42 – a good thing
43 – the same but different
44 – southern train
45 – message in a bottle
46 – kofi annan
47 – puppy love

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See comments for more!

If you like this release, go and get yourself a copy of it! Remember to support the artists!

Big thanks to theeta-backtoschool



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September 15, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Music_Electronica, Music_Pop, saint etienne, _MUSIC | 2 Comments