Saint Etienne are an English band from London, formed in 1990. The band consists of Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs. They became associated with the UK's indie dance scene in the 1990s, beginning with the release of their debut album Foxbase Alpha in 1991. Their work has been described as uniting 1990s club culture with 1960s pop and other disparate influences. The name of the band come from the French football club of AS Saint-Étienne.
Complete your Saint Etienne collection. I recently purchased the LP and the sound is fantastic! I really like the album too. Classic Saint Etienne!
More albums from Saint Etienne: Nice Price by Saint Etienne. The Misadventures Of Saint Etienne by Saint Etienne. Foxbase Beta by Saint Etienne. Tiger Bay by Saint Etienne. Sound Of Water by Saint Etienne. Foxbase Alpha by Saint Etienne. Finisterre by Saint Etienne.
The songs' glide and swirl make the band’s coming-of-age reflections seem all the more poignant. Tracks like DJ, Tonight", and The Last Days of Disco seamlessly blend memories of young romance and musical infatuation
Words and Music, the first full studio album in an aeon from Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs, is a masterclass of pop theory and practice in perfect harmony, often within the same song. Saint Etienne once laid down the challenge "Do you believe in magic?" That magic lies in the way that changes between chords, and the interplay between allusions and associations can have an almost narcotic effect. Words and Music is these magicians' perfect show-and-tell. More about Circuses Magic Music Narcotics Pop Stage Magic.
This album has an average beat per minute of 114 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 77/140 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Words and Music by Saint Etienne. BPM Profile Words and Music by Saint Etienne. Album starts at 121BPM, ends at 99BPM (-22), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Saint Etienne.
Saint Etienne have grappled with maturity before, particularly in the stylish ife of 2002's Finisterre, but Words and Music excels by realizing that there's no inherent conflict between youthful enthusiasm and adult perspective, if you put them together the right way. Part of what's appealing about Words and Music is the way it maintains a contemporary Top 40 sheen without lowering itself to pandering, but it isn't all uptempo dance-pop. Past Saint Etienne albums have paid loving homage to London. This time, as the album art reinforces, they've wisely realized their real home town is global pop culture. In other words, they're your neighbors.
Band Name Saint Etienne. Album Name Words and Music by Saint Etinne. Labels Universal Music Group Heavenly Recordings. Members owning this album1. 2. I've Got Your Music. 3. Heading for the Fair.
Saint Etienne's eighth record, Words and Music by Saint Etienne, is centered on a theme that has been part of their music since the group began. This half of the album speaks to the power of music to sweep you away, fill you with hope and love, and make everything all right. To that end, the group also succeeds and crafts some of its finest dancefloor-filling moments ever; Sarah Cracknell has never sounded better than on the flashy "The Last Days of Disco," "DJ" has a nice callback to the melody of "Like a Motorway," and "Haunted Jukebox" sports a mid-'60s soul groove and some lushly lovely backing vocals.
|A1||Over The Border
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Producer, Programmed By, Arranged By – Ian Catt
|A2||I've Got Your Music
Keyboards, Programmed By – Tim PowellProgrammed By [Additional Programming] – Andrei BasirovWritten-By – Powell*
|A3||Heading For The Fair
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Producer, Programmed By – Ian CattBacking Vocals – Tina CharlesProducer – Tim Larcombe*Written-By – Larcombe*
|A4||Last Days Of Disco
Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Programmed By – Nick ColerStrings – CTA StringsWritten-By – Coler*, Davis*
Keyboards, Programmed By – Tim PowellProducer [Additional Production], Mixed By – Pete Hofmann, Richard XProgrammed By [Additional Programming] – Andrei BasirovStrings – Bill Hawkes, Nick Squires , Piotr Kopek, Stefan DefiletWritten-By – Powell*
Backing Vocals – Tina CharlesProducer, Mixed By – Nick ColerProducer, Programmed By – Ian Catt
Producer – Ian Catt
Backing Vocals – Merissa PorterProducer, Mixed By, Guitar, Keyboards, Drum Programming – Rob DavisWritten-By – Porter*, Davis*
|B3||Twenty Five Years
Backing Vocals – Tina CharlesProducer, Mixed By – Nick ColerStrings – CTA StringsWritten-By – Cole*
Drums – Rob WalbourneGuitar – James McMasterKeyboards, Programmed By, Producer – Tim PowellProducer [Additional Production], Mixed By – Pete Hofmann, Richard XStrings – Bill Hawkes, Nick Squires , Piotr Kopek, Stefan DefiletWritten-By – Powell*
|B5||When I Was Seventeen
Electric Guitar, Bass, Other [Robot Liaison], Programmed By – Ian CattMixed By – Pete Hofmann, Richard XProducer – Ian Catt
|B6||I Threw It All Away
Producer, Mixed By, Arranged By – Ian CattWritten-By – Oakley*, Waterfield*
Producer, Mixed By – Nick ColerWritten-By – Wykes*
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