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by the British band Saint Etienne which had original release only in
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". Many of the tracks were recorded during the 'wilderness' years of 1996/97 when the band members worked on their separate projects. The remix versions on this album had all appeared on Casino Classics. As part of the 2009 Saint Etienne back catalogue reissue program, the album has had a UK release for the first time. It also has a Heavenly catalogue number - HVNLP70. The deluxe edition includes four previously unreleased tracks.


Track listing


1997 release


2009 release


Personnel

The liner notes list the album's personnel as follows: * Saint Etienne - producer (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13) * Gerard Johnson (musician), Gerald Johnson - engineer (1, 5) * Brian Higgins (producer), Brian Higgins - additional production and remix (2), special production assistant (7), production and mix (8) * Mat Gray - additional production and remix (2) * Ian Catt - engineer (3, 6, 7), producer (9, 12) * Funk II - engineer (at Trouble on Vinyl) (4) * Steve Pattan - engineer (at Fourth Wave) (4) * Psychonauts (band), Psychonauts - additional production and remix (4) * Steve Rodway - producer (for Nuff Respect Productions) (7) * Steve Rodway, Motiv 8 - mix arrangement (7) * David Whitaker - string arrangement (7) * Etienne Daho appears courtesy of Virgin France (7) * PFM (Mike Bolton) - additional production and remix (11) * Broadcast (band), Broadcast - additional production and remix (13) * Yasuharu Konishi, Peter Paphides - sleeve notes * Martin Magntorn - photograph * Groovisions - sleeve design * Tadashi Watanane, Koji Matsuo - translation * Ryota Fujimura, Kinuno Hiratomi - coordination


References

Saint Etienne (band) compilation albums 1997 compilation albums Heavenly Recordings compilation albums House music remix albums Trip hop compilation albums {{1990s-indie-rock-album-stub