Label: Heavenly - HVNLP92CDX,Universal UMC - 00602527961712 • Format: 2x, CD Album, Misprint, Deluxe Edition • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Synth-pop, Vocal
The band announced the album in a Christmas message on their official website on 11 December According to Saint Etienne's official website, the album is about "how music affects your life. How it defines the way you Lompen En Metalen - Cor Steyn - De Beste Van Cor Steyn the world as a child, how it can get you through bad times in unexpected ways, and how songs you've known all your life can suddenly develop a new attachment, Last Days Of Disco (Erol Alkans Extended Rework) - Saint Etienne - Words And Music By Saint Etienne hurt every time you hear them.
More than how it affects and reflects your life though, the album is about believing in music, living your life by its rules. The album opens with "Over the Border", a semi- spoken memoir that narrates a first-person coming-of-age tale that is defined by musical milestones. The sixth track, "Answer Song", was referred to as "a waltzing ballad of epically soulful proportions",  and is followed by "Record Doctor", an a cappella song that pays tribute to "a friend blessed with the uncanny ability to find the right song to fit your mood".
Eternal "  and Pussycat 's " Mississippi ". The eleventh track "When I Was Seventeen" is a s rock -inspired number,  and its lyrics find Cracknell reminiscing about the time she was living on the King's Road in London at age 17, after having just left home: "I was just having a ball but had no money at all.
Sporting a "mid-'60s soul groove" and "lushly lovely backing vocals",  the song's melody and vocal arrangement were perceived by critics as a homage to The Carpenters. In fact I started my first band with him.
And he was really into Adam and the Ants. He once showed me a picture of himself that his sister had taken. And it was him in his bedroom and he'd put a white stripe across his nose. I look back and think, what on earth did I see in him. A super deluxe edition box setlimited to 1, copies, was released in the United Kingdom on 11 JuneSuccess Story - Battery - For The Rejected By The Rejected a bonus disc of remixes also included on the Femme Accident - Charms deluxe edition and an exclusive four-track EPin addition to an enamel badge, four art prints, a giant foldout Ordnance Survey map-style print of the album artwork, and a book packed with photography by Paul Kelly not used in any other format.
In North America, a special edition of the album was released in a cardboard slipcase with a bonus disc titled More Words and Musicfeaturing ten exclusive tracks. This edition was limited to 3, copies, of which 2, were sold exclusively on the band's nine-date North American tour in October and November The album's cover art was designed by Manchester art collective Dorothy. Band member Bob Stanley explained, "They had done this map of a fictional area with all these road names, which were songs.
I just got in touch with them and I was like, 'I love this, would you want to do one that was tailor made for us with all of our favorite songs? The general theme of the album is marking a route in your life through music—the idea is that you can follow Bouncing Sax - Various - House Party 9 The Clubmix on the map and end up with a playlist of different journeys.
There are song titles on the map—it's our hometown. After being offered as a free download on 24 January  lead single "Tonight" Last Days Of Disco (Erol Alkans Extended Rework) - Saint Etienne - Words And Music By Saint Etienne released as a digital EP on 9 March and as limited-edition seven-inch and inch vinyl singles on 12 March Words and Music by Saint Etienne received widespread acclaim from music critics.
At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalised rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 82, based on 24 reviews. So many bands are content to ape the style of their predecessors, but Saint Etienne have a voice and sophisticated style all their own.
The Guardian journalist Alexis Petridis stated that the album "frequently sounds as dizzy with the joy of pop as Saint Etienne did 20 years ago". Perhaps Saint Etienne's most fully realized effort and most engaging listen from beginning to end, Words and Music finds the sweet spot between proficient skill and intuitive feel that can be so elusive in pop music. Words And Music By Saint Etienne is not only their own unique take on what pop means to them it is also an incredibly fine album in its own right to add to those records that they so revere.
Elevator music not quite, but rising out of the background might be an issue. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Words and Music by Saint Etienne.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Saint Etienne. Synthpop alternative dance house indie pop. Heavenly Universal UMC. Cracknell Tim Powell Stanley Wiggs. Powell Richard X [a] Pete Hofmann [a]. Cracknell Tim Larcombe Stanley Wiggs. Cracknell Powell Stanley Wiggs.
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