Good Humor [Deluxe Edition]

Good Humor [Deluxe Edition]

by Saint Etienne
     
 

Good Humor has Saint Etienne back cooking up more delectable lolli-pop. From "Woodcabin," the dubby, bass-heavy opener, Good Humor is a typically arch Saint Etienne album full of easy listening dream pop. Tracks like the shimmering "Lose That Girl" and the swirling "Erica America" show Saint Etienne at their melancholic best. There are, predictably, someSee more details below

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Good Humor has Saint Etienne back cooking up more delectable lolli-pop. From "Woodcabin," the dubby, bass-heavy opener, Good Humor is a typically arch Saint Etienne album full of easy listening dream pop. Tracks like the shimmering "Lose That Girl" and the swirling "Erica America" show Saint Etienne at their melancholic best. There are, predictably, some near misses, such as the Beatlesque "Mr. Donut," which is as sweet as a strawberry field but fails to deliver the melodic promises made by the smart atmospherics. "Goodnight Jack," with its pastel-shaded flute loops and subtle breakbeats, has a positively cooler-than-cool feel and a wrenching change of pace toward the middle of the song. Sure, Good Humor is clever, perhaps overly so, and yeah, it's full of the Et's contrived coyness and we-know-more-than-you attitude, but it's good stuff. Sometimes you just want to put on a disc, sit back, and let it carry you off to someplace else. If that's all you're looking for, Good Humor is sweet ear candy. [In 2010, Universal UK reissued the album in Deluxe Edition form, adding a 16-track second disc -- including the whole of Fairfax High -- of rarities.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2010
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602527501819
catalogNumber:
2750181

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Wood Cabin  -  Saint Etienne
  2. Sylvie  -  Saint Etienne
  3. Split Screen  -  Saint Etienne
  4. Mr Donut  -  Saint Etienne
  5. Goodnight Jack  -  Saint Etienne
  6. Lose That Girl  -  Saint Etienne
  7. The Bad Photographer  -  Saint Etienne
  8. Been So Long  -  Saint Etienne
  9. Postman  -  Saint Etienne
  10. Erica America  -  Saint Etienne
  11. Dutch TV  -  Saint Etienne

Disc 2

  1. Hill Street Connection  -  Saint Etienne
  2. Hit the Brakes  -  Saint Etienne
  3. Madeleine  -  Saint Etienne
  4. Swim Swan Swim  -  Saint Etienne
  5. 4.35 in the Morning  -  Saint Etienne
  6. Clark Co. Record Fair  -  Saint Etienne
  7. Zipcode  -  Saint Etienne
  8. My Name Is Vlaovic  -  Saint Etienne
  9. Afraid To Go Home  -  Saint Etienne
  10. La La La  -  Saint Etienne
  11. Do You Love Me  -  Saint Etienne
  12. Cat Nap  -  Saint Etienne
  13. Jack Lemmon  -  Saint Etienne
  14. Constantly  -  Saint Etienne
  15. The Emidisc Theme  -  Saint Etienne
  16. 4.35 in the Morning  -  Saint Etienne

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Saint Etienne   Primary Artist
Sarah Cracknell   Vocals,cowbell
Bob Stanley   Synthesizer
Pete Wiggs   Synthesizer
Gerard Johnson   Piano,Keyboards,Vibes
Jez Williams   Guitar
Tore Johansson   Bass,Harmonica,Klangspiel
Sven Andersson   Saxophone
Debsey   Background Vocals
Rasmus Kihlberg   Drums
Mats Larsson   Piano
Petter Lidgard   Trumpet
Jens Lindgard   Trombone

Technical Credits

Sarah Cracknell   Composer
Bob Stanley   Composer
Pete Wiggs   Composer
Tore Johansson   Producer,String Arrangements
Gail O'Hara   Liner Notes,Interviewer
Guy Davie   Remastering
Douglas Coupland   Original Liner Notes

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