Saint Etienne - Casino Classics - Brit Pop 90s Dance 180 Grm 3LP + Insert

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Saint Etienne - Casino Classics

Label: Simply Vinyl (S12) – S125 042, Heavenly – HVNLP16
Format: 3 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: UK
has pic insert
Simply Vinyl reissue that appears to follow the track listing of the CD version rather than the Vinyl. Also comes with a blown up version of the CD inlay card.
Record: VG++
Cover: In Shrink, minor cornerwear top right and bottom right corners
Released: 2002
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Techno, Synth-pop Big Beat , Downtempo


A1 Like A Motorway (Chemical Brothers Remix)
Remix – Chemical Brothers, The

A2 Join Our Club (Billy Nasty Remix)
Remix – Billy Nasty

A3 Pale Movie (Secret Knowledge Remix)
Remix – Secret Knowledge

B1 Speedwell (The Aloof Remix)
Remix – Aloof, The

B2 Only Love Can Break You Heart (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
Remix – Andrew Weatherall

B3 Who Do You Think You Are (Aphex Twin Remix)
Remix – Aphex Twin

C1 Avenue (Gordon King Remix)
Remix – Gordon King

C2 Hug My Soul (Sure Is Pure Remix)
Remix – Sure Is Pure

C3 Like A Motorway (David Holmes Remix)
Remix – David Holmes

C4 Angel (Way Out West Remix)
Remix – Way Out West

D1 Filthy (Monkey Mafia Remix)
Remix – Monkey Mafia

D2 People Get Real (Death In Vegas Remix)
Remix – Death In Vegas

D3 Nothing Can Stop Us (Lionrock Remix)
Remix – Lionrock

E1 Sometimes In Winter (Psychonauts Remix)
Remix – Psychonauts

E2 The Sea (PFM Remix)
Remix – PFM

E3 Burnt Out Car (Balearico Remix)
Remix – Balearico

F1 He's On The Phone (Primax Remix)
Remix – Primax

F2 Cool Kids Of Death (Underworld Remix)
Remix – Underworld

F3 Angel (Broadcast Remix)
Remix – Broadcast

Britain's premier dance-pop band of the 1990s; the Shangri-Las with synthesizers; the only group who can make you fall in love, break your heart, and dance your butt off simultaneously, Saint Etienne marked six years of consistent brilliance with a two-LP collection that pegged out 17 songs for the attention of the remix community, and wound up with a reinvention that defies any kind of categorization.

Contributions from the Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin, David Holmes, Death in Vegas, Lionrock, and Underworld either predate or at least coincide with those acts' own mainstream breakthroughs, while Andrew Weatherall's "A Mix of Two Halves" assault on "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" spirals off Saint Etienne's first 12" single, released in summer 1990.

Elsewhere, Monkey Mafia's revision of "Filthy," from a hard-to-find compilation, recaptures one of the group's earliest rarities, and a clutch of new songs -- "Angel," "Burnt out Car," "The Sea," and "Sometime in Winter" -- offer the unusual experience of hearing the remix before you've even encountered an original version.

For anybody spellbound by the purity of Saint Etienne's "regular" releases, great swathes of this collection will certainly feel less than essential -- possibly unique among the club bands of its age, Saint Etienne works as ideally away from the dancefloor as it does on it, and hearing those exquisite arrangements and hooks hacked into electronic collops can be distracting -- maybe even infuriating. But, if you put your feet before your ears, Casino Classics has a perfection all of its own, and never a dull moment either.

We Brits should be proud of having produced St Etienne, an utterly contemporary sounding group who regularly flitted up the charts in the nineties with their sure footed pop sensibilities and Sarah Cracknell's languid vocals. They could effortlessly draw from the music of previous decades, yet were not afraid to be avant-garde, and at the same time had one foot firmly in the dance camp.

This is evidenced here by the cutting edge remixers they commissioned for the numerous white labels and B-sides they released and some they didn't. Some of the best are gathered within these covers: The Chemical Brothers, Secret Knowledge (Kris Needs), The Aloof (Jagz Kooner), Andrew Weatherall, The Aphex Twin, David Holmes, Death In Vegas, Lionrock, Underworld and Broadcast, many of them still unknown names at the time.

The highly anthologised Weatherall "mix in two halves" of Neil Young's Only Love Can Break Your Heart is present and correct as is the mighty 14 minute version of Cool Kids Of Death remixed by Underworld and the famous Trouser Assassin mix of Pale Movie.

Record 1 begins and ends with versions of Like A Motorway, while Record 2 bookends versions of a new song called Angel and features several other new songs and mixes, including the best track of all, a Monkey Mafia reworking of a 1991 B-side called Filthy, featuring the vocals of Q-Tee and a sample of Tone-Loc's Wild Thing

Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Weatherall Mix)

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Saint Etienne - Filthy (Monkey Mafia Vocal Mix)

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Saint Etienne - Angel (Way Out West Remix)

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Saint Etienne - Who Do You Think You Are (Aphex Twin Remix)

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