Posted at 11:07 AM, 04 May 2010 -
The expanded and re-mastered versions of the Saint Etienne albums Finisterre (2002) and Tiger Bay (1994) are out now. Both albums have been re-released as Deluxe Editions featuring the original album, extensive sleeve-notes and an extra disc of session tracks and b-sides. A limited-edition version of Finisterre featuring a DVD of the film of the same name is also available.
Finisterre was Saint Etienne's sixth studio album and was originally released in 2002. The album was a love/hate letter to London and included two songs co-written by Xenomania: "Shower Scene" and the nu-disco call-to-arms single "Action". There were also four songs produced by Mr. Joshua, which is believed to be an alias of Brian Higgins and Nick Coler ("Action", "Soft Like Me", "New Thing" "Shower Scene").
The deluxe edition now comes with a second disc of 17 tracks and includes an expanded booklet featuring extensive sleevenotes by Jude Rogers. Buy it here.
Originally released in 1994, Tiger Bay was Saint Etienne's third album and their second Top 10 album. It took the group into a new place by mixing traditional folk melodies with modern electronica. They worked with Underworld, Shara Nelson, Stephen Duffy, arranger David Whitaker, and Birmingham neo-dubsters Original Rockers.
This deluxe edition contains a second disc with seven previously unheard bonus tracks and an expanded booklet featuring extensive sleevenotes from the band's original PR Robin Turner.
Buy it here.
The albums are the latest in an on-going Saint Etienne re-issue series that has so far seen the release of Foxbase Alpha, Continental, So Tough and The Sound Of Water.
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