Saint Etienne Single + Best-Of CD/DVD En Route

 

 

Finally we get our hands on “Lover Plays
The Bass”… about damn time.

By Fred Mills

 

Good news from
the Saint Etienne camp: as previously announced in this space, London Conversations: The Best of Saint
Etienne
is due out in the UK
on September 29. As the band tells BLURT, the anthology “comes in three
delicious ‘flavas’: a single 18 track CD; a double with every other A-side,
some of our best album tracks, and – yes! – ‘Lover Plays The Bass’; and a 3
disc set in a beautiful 24 page book cover with a DVD of all our promo vids.”

 

The band is
already taking pre-orders for the collection (the 3-disc version is sure to
sell out) if you want to check out their page at Play.com.

 

Prior to that,
St.E will be releasing a new single, “Burnt Out Car,” which they describe as “a  Xenomania-produced re-make of a ‘lost’
single. Mark Brown has done a very seasonal Balearic mix, and there will be
three new b-sides to boot: ‘River’ is the 7″, ‘Destroy The Building’ and ‘Night
Vision’ are on CD1, and Mr. Brown’s work will appear on CD2. “

 

Of additional
note: the band headlines the Secret Garden Party festival in London this
weekend, and then on Sept. 14 will be playing the Heavenly Records’ Forever
Heavenly weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. (Also on the bill: Dot
Allison and the Little Ones.)

 

Meanwhile, you can read our review of the band’s box set collection of rarities and unreleased material, Boxette,  HERE.

 

London Conversations: The Best of Saint Etienne Track Listing:

 

 Disc 1

  1. Only Love Can Break Your
    Heart
  2. Nothing Can Stop Us
  3. Join Our Club
  4. Avenue
  5. You’re In A Bad Way
  6. Hobart Paving
  7. Who Do You Think You Are
  8. Pale Movie
  9. Like A Motorway
  10. Hug My Soul
  11. He’s On The Phone
  12. Sylvie
  13. Heart Failed (In The Back Of
    A Taxi)
  14. Action
  15. A Good Thing
  16. Side Streets
  17. Burnt Out Car 2008
  18. This Is Tomorrow

 

 Disc 2

  1. Kiss And Make Up
  2. Filthy
  3. Spring
  4. People Get Real
  5. Mario’s Cafe
  6. Goodnight Jack
  7. Bad Photographer
  8. Lose That Girl
  9. Lover Plays The Bass
  10. How We Used To Live
  11. Boy Is Crying
  12. Finisterre
  13. Soft Like Me
  14. Shower Scene
  15. Stars Above Us
  16. Teenage Winter
  17. I Was Born On Christmas Day

 

DVD

 

·  Only Love Can Break Your Heart

·  Kiss And Make Up

·  Nothing Can Stop Us

·  Avenue

·  You’re In A Bad Way

·  Hobart
Paving

·  Who Do You Think You Are

·  I Was Born On Christmas Day

·  Pale Movie

·  Like A Motorway

·  Hug My Soul

·  He’s On The Phone

·  Sylvie

·  Bad Photographer

·  How We Used To Live

·  Heart Failed (In The Back Of A Taxi)

·  Action

·  Side Streets

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