Good Humor [Extended Edition ] [2 CD]

Good Humor [Extended Edition ] [2 CD]

by Saint Etienne

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Overview

Good Humor [Extended Edition ] [2 CD]

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 its 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. [Good Humor was released in a two-CD digitally remastered Extended Edition in 2017, with 16 bonus tracks included on the second disc.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/2017
Label: Pias America
UPC: 5414939956805
catalogNumber: 71
Rank: 98354

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Saint Etienne   Primary Artist
Sarah Cracknell   Vocals,cowbell
Bob Stanley   Synthesizer,Rap
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
Saverio Seracini   Composer
Gail O'Hara   Liner Notes,Interviewer
Michael Julien   Composer
Julián Fernández   Compilation Coordinator
Vincenzo D'Acquisto   Composer
Douglas Coupland   Sleeve Notes
Martin Kelly   Composer
Lee Wilson-Wolfe   Composer
Ged Adamson   Composer

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