Saint Etienne – Casino Classics (5CD Deluxe Edition) (2012)
Working quickly with Lee and his studio full of vintage instruments, the record, titled Home Counties, was finished in three weeks and released in June of by Heavenly. Cracknell , Stanley, Wiggs. Finisterre Saint Etienne 1. Finisterre is the sixth studio album by English alternative dance band Saint Etienne, released on 30 September by Mantra Records. The album was recorded in a style which drew on the club culture and house music of the time, but also incorporates the group's characteristic love of s pop, with tracks also bridged by samples from films or by short songs. Tonight - Single
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More Albums See more. Home Counties Saint Etienne 1. Home Counties is the ninth studio album by English alternative dance band Saint Etienne. It was released on 2 June by Heavenly Recordings.
Good Humor Saint Etienne 1. Tales from Turnpike House is the seventh studio album by English alternative dance band Saint Etienne. It is a concept album in which the songs depict characters who all live in the eponymous block of flats in London. Tales from Turnpike House Saint Etienne 1. Finisterre Saint Etienne 1. Finisterre is the sixth studio album by English alternative dance band Saint Etienne, released on 30 September by Mantra Records. A double-disc deluxe edition was released on 3 May by Heavenly Records.
Sound of Water Saint Etienne 1. Sound of Water is an album by Saint Etienne. At the time of release, this album split the band's fanbase between those who preferred the more commercial song-based sound of Good Humor and singles like "You're in a Bad Way" and "He's on the Phone" from those who appreciated the band's new direction, which was more experimental in nature.
Sound of Water was developed as Saint Etienne's ambient and trip hop statement. The album's lead single was the sprawling, multi-movement "How We Used to Live," which was not edited down from its 9-minute running length for single release.
Their previous US release Places to Visit was clearly the beginning of this new direction. Many of the artists with whom they collaborated on that EP are present on Sound of Water.
During the group's tenure with Sub Pop, Saint Etienne released many albums. Places to Visit preceded Sound of Water. In turn, the label released Interlude a year afterwards. Interlude is an album of mostly b-sides from the Sound of Water singles, as well as a couple from the Good Humor era. The album is one of the few releases on which the band did not collaborate with Ian Catt in some way. Tiger Bay Saint Etienne 1.
Tiger Bay is the third studio album by English indie dance band Saint Etienne. It was released 28 June by Heavenly Records. In an interview with Record Collector, band member Bob Stanley stated that the title is a reference to the film Tiger Bay. The album is described by Bob Stanley as "an album of modern folk songs done in twentieth century styles like techno and dub".
Some of the songs, such as "Marble Lions" and "Former Lover" forsake electronics for classical folk instrumentation and orchestral arrangements. One, "Western Wind", is a traditional English folk song. So Tough Saint Etienne 1. So Tough is the second studio album by British band Saint Etienne. It is their highest-charting album to date, reaching No. The album was originally intended as a concept album which starts at Mario's Cafe in London then travels around the world, however it came to be viewed as a solely London album.
Foxbase Alpha Saint Etienne 1. Like most bands founded by former music journalists, Saint Etienne were a highly conceptual group. Led by songwriters Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs, and fronted by vocalist Sarah Cracknell, the group managed to carry out their concept, and, in the process, Saint Etienne helped make indie dance a viable genre within the U.
Throughout the early '90s, Saint Etienne racked up a string of indie hit singles that were driven by deep club beats -- encompassing anything from house and techno to hip-hop and disco -- and layered with light melodies, detailed productions, clever lyrics, and Cracknell's breathy vocals.
They revived the sounds of swinging London as well as the concept of the three-minute pop single being a catchy, ephemeral piece of ear candy, in post-acid house Britain, thereby setting the stage for Brit-pop. Though most Brit-pop bands rejected the dance inclinations of Saint Etienne, they nevertheless adopted the trio's aesthetic, which celebrated the sound and style of classic '60s pop. The origins of Saint Etienne date back to the early '80s, when childhood friends Bob Stanley born December 25, and Pete Wiggs born May 15, began making party tapes together in their hometown of Croydon, Surrey, England.
After completing school, the pair worked various jobs -- most notably, Stanley was a music journalist -- before deciding to concentrate on a musical career in Adopting the name Saint Etienne from the French football team of the same name, the duo moved to Camden, where they began recording.
By the beginning of , the group had signed a record contract with the indie label Heavenly. Cracknell was the main vocalist on the band's debut, Fox Base Alpha, which was released in the fall of Following that release, Cracknell officially became a member of Saint Etienne; she had previously sung in Prime Time.
Saint Etienne were beginning to gain momentum, as the British press generally gave them positive reviews and their records gained them a strong fan base not only in England, but throughout Europe. Throughout , the group released a series of singles -- "Join Our Club," "People Get Real," and "Avenue" -- which maintained their popularity. In addition to writing and recording music for Saint Etienne, Stanley and Wiggs became active producers, songwriters, remixers, and label heads as well.
In , Stanley founded Caff Records, which issued limited-edition 7" singles of bands as diverse as Pulp and the Manic Street Preachers, as well as a number of other lesser-known bands like World of Twist. In , Stanley and Wiggs founded Ice Rink, which intended to put out records by pop groups, not rock groups.
The label released singles from several artists -- including Oval, Sensurround, Elizabeth City State, and Golden, which featured Stanley's girlfriend Celina -- none of which gained much attention. Preceded by the single "You're in a Bad Way," Saint Etienne's second album, So Tough, appeared in the spring of to generally positive reviews and sales.
In , the trio began to lose momentum, as their third album, Tiger Bay, was greeted with decidedly mixed reviews, even as singles like "Like a Motorway" continued to chart well. After completing a new track, "He's on the Phone," for their singles compilation Too Young to Die, as well as the French-only single "Reserection," Saint Etienne took an extended break during Sarah Cracknell pursued a solo project, releasing a single titled "Anymore" in the fall of the year.
In the fall of , Saint Etienne released a remix album, Casino Classics; a new studio effort, Good Humour, followed two years later, and the trio returned in with an EP, Places to Visit. After a successful U. A year later, the trio followed up with Finisterre, and Tales from Turnpike House arrived in