Saint Etienne - Good Humor - Brit Pop - Downtempo LP + 10"

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Saint Etienne - Good Humor

Label: Creation Records – CRELP225, Creation Records – CRE 290X
Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition
Vinyl, 10", Limited Edition
The green little sticker in the sleeve says "Limited Edition Vinyl Includes Free 10" Single Featuring Mixes By FAZE ACTION And KID LOCO".
LP: VG++
10": VG++
Cover: VG++ slight cornerwear top right
Country: UK
Released: 1998
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: Lounge, Trip Hop, Downtempo, Synth-pop, Disco


A1 Woodcabin
A2 Sylvie
A3 Split Screen
A4 Mr Donut
A5 Good Night Jack

B1 Lose That Girl
B2 The Bad Photographer
B3 Been So Long
B4 Postman
B5 Erica America
B6 Dutch TV

A Sylvie (Faze Action Friday Night Boiler Mix)
Engineer – Ben Mitchell Remix – Faze Action

B 4:35 In The Morning (Kid Loco Talkin' Blues Mix)
Engineer – Ian Catt Remix – Kid Loco

Producer – Tore Johansson (tracks: A1 to B6)
Written-By – Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs, Sarah Cracknell

Saint Etienne have unbelievable musical cred. Indie-poppers love them for covering the Field Mice's twee classic "Kiss and Make Up" and rediscovering the reclusive '80s girl group the Dolly Mixture. Electroniacs dig them for being early movers in the disco revival. Everybody else loves them for being our generation's ABBA. But it wasn't enough--they wanted to cash in on the Northwest grunge scene by signing to Sub Pop! Fear not.

Good Humor is a far cry from grunge. It is the cleanest, lightest, loveliest confection to grace any American label in ages, let alone the heavy, crunchy one. Longtime Saint Etienne fans will notice the clean focus of the electronic arrangements on Good Humor as well as the fancy horn section and the amazing, woozy bass playing of their Swedish producer, Tore Johansson. Haul this record out to bring back your favorite summer day or when you're wishing life were like a Mentos commercial.

Just like the Swedish air, as Sarah Cracknell put it. This LP was recorded under the helm of Cardigans producer Tore Johansson, and it shows. The melodies are there. The slick production is there. The nostalgic sense of 50's pop is there. And the songwriting just happens to prove that Saint Etienne knows what they're doing every now and then. "Woodcabin" is poetic in its minimalism. "Goodnight Jack" paints a beautifully dismal picture -- in retro-style, of course.

The single "Sylvie" is a great disco sounding song with a beautiful piano intro.

"Erica America" is a triumphant, percussion-lush pop song whose tune is hummed on the way out the door for a fun night out. After a few listens "Good Humor" becomes a soft, pleasant record and still screams that it is sharp as a tack. A keeper.

Saint Etienne - Erica America

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Saint Etienne - The Bad Photographer

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Saint Etienne - Wood Cabin

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Saint Etienne - Woodcabin
(Live V.I.P. 1998)

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Saint Etienne - Goodnight Jack

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Format LP, 10"
Label Creation Records