Casino Classics

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Casino Classics
Remix album by Saint Etienne
Released 1996
Recorded 1990–1996
Genre House, Indie pop
Length 125:47
Label Heavenly RecordsHVNLP 16
Producer Saint Etienne
Saint Etienne chronology
Too Young to Die - The Singles
(1995)
Casino Classics
(1996)
Continental
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Casino Classics is a multi-CD remix compilation album by Saint Etienne. The first CD collects many of the remixes featured as B-sides on the band's singles from 1990 to 1995. The second contains rarer remixes (such as Underworld's remix of "Cool Kids of Death") and newly commissioned remixes. Disc one was originally a bonus CD released with limited copies of Too Young to Die - The Singles. Disc two features four previously unavailable songs. Early copies came in a card slipcase with a round sticker. An expanded, four-disc version of the compilation was released in 2012 with a revised running order. The band also released a fifth disc as a download-only extra.[1]

The release is notable for collecting remixes in a variety of styles by many major artists, some of whom were then at early stages in their careers, including The Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin, Andrew Weatherall, David Holmes (with Jagz Kooner) and Death in Vegas.

Some of the tracks on Casino Classics are remixes of songs that had not actually been released in their original form. "The Sea" (here called "Down by the Sea") and "Sometimes in Winter" would later be released in their original forms on the Japan-only album Continental the following year. "Angel" and "Burnt Out Car" did not appear in their original versions until the fan club compilation Nice Price, released in 2006.

Promotional CDs preceded the album's release. "Angel" (Way Out West mix) and "Burnt Out Car" (Balearico mix), were released as a double A-side. "Burnt Out Car" was later included on greatest hits releases, including Smash the System: Singles 1990–99.

Track listings[edit]

CD: Heavenly / HVN LP 16 CD[edit]

CD One
No. Title Writer(s) Remixer Length
1. "Like a Motorway" (Chekhov Warp Dub) Stanley, Wiggs The Chemical Brothers 9:11
2. "Join Our Club" (Chemically Friendly Zoom Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Billy Nasty 6:42
3. "Pale Movie" (Secret Knowledge Trouser Assassin Mix) Cracknell, Stanley, Wiggs Secret Knowledge 10:12
4. "Speedwell" (Flying Mix) Stanley, Wiggs The Aloof 6:08
5. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" (A Mix of Two Halves) (Featuring Moira Lambert) Young Andrew Weatherall 8:48
6. "Who Do You Think You Are" (Quex-Rd) Dyer, Scott Aphex Twin 8:04
7. "Avenue" (Variety Club Mix) Catt, Cracknell, Stanley, Wiggs Gordon King 6:20
8. "Hug My Soul" (Sure Is Pure Kodacolor House Mix) Batson, Cracknell, Male Sure Is Pure 8:41
9. "Like a Motorway" (David Holmes Mix) Stanley, Wiggs David Holmes 12:59
CD Two
No. Title Writer(s) Remixer Length
1. "Angel" (Way Out West Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Way Out West 6:35
2. "Filthy" (Monkey Mafia Mix) (Featuring Q-Tee) Mais, Stanley, Wiggs Monkey Mafia 5:54
3. "People Get Real" (Death in Vegas Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Death in Vegas 7:20
4. "Nothing Can Stop Us" (Lionrock Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Lionrock 5:45
5. "Sometimes in Winter" (Psychonauts Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Psychonauts 4:17
6. "The Sea" (PFM Mix) Stanley, Wiggs PFM 9:35
7. "Burnt Out Car" (Balearico Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Balearico 4:18
8. "He's on the Phone" (Naked Bungee Dub) (Featuring Etienne Daho) Cracknell, Daho, Stanley, Wiggs Primax 6:01
9. "Cool Kids of Death" (Underworld Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Underworld 14:30
10. "Angel" (Broadcast Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Broadcast 4:17
  • The CD sleeve does not list the titles of the mixes as given on their original release but instead simply credits each to the remixer. The original titles are listed here.

LP: Heavenly / HVN LP 16[edit]

Disk One
No. Title Writer(s) Remixer Length
1. "Angel" (Way Out West Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Way Out West 6:35
2. "Nothing Can Stop Us" (Lionrock Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Lionrock 5:45
3. "The Sea" (PFM Mix) Stanley, Wiggs PFM 9:35
4. "Filthy" (Monkey Mafia Mix) (Featuring Q-Tee) Mais, Stanley, Wiggs Monkey Mafia 5:54
5. "Like a Motorway" (Chekhov Warp Dub) Stanley, Wiggs The Chemical Brothers 9:11
6. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" (A Mix of Two Halves) (Featuring Moira Lambert) Young Andrew Weatherall 8:48
Disk Two
No. Title Writer(s) Remixer Length
1. "Hug My Soul" (Sure Is Pure Kodacolor House Mix) Batson, Cracknell, Male Sure Is Pure 8:41
2. "Burnt Out Car" (Balearico Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Balearico 4:18
3. "He's on the Phone" (Bungee Vocal Mix) (Featuring Etienne Daho) Cracknell, Daho, Stanley, Wiggs Primax 6:01
4. "Sometimes in Winter" (Psychonauts Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Psychonauts 4:17
5. "Pale Movie" (Secret Knowledge Trouser Assassin Mix) Cracknell, Stanley, Wiggs Secret Knowledge 10:12
6. "Like a Motorway" (David Holmes Mix) Stanley, Wiggs David Holmes 12:59
Disk Three
No. Title Writer(s) Remixer Length
1. "Speedwell" (Flying Mix) Stanley, Wiggs The Aloof 6:08
2. "Cool Kids of Death" (Underworld Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Underworld 14:30
3. "People Get Real" (Death in Vegas Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Death in Vegas 7:20
4. "Angel" (Broadcast Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Broadcast 4:17
5. "Who Do You Think You Are" (Quex-Rd) Dyer, Scott Aphex Twin 8:04

CD: Heavenly / HVNLP 16CDRP1[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Remixer Length
1. "Angel" (Way Out West Radio Edit) Stanley, Wiggs Way Out West 4:11
2. "Burnt Out Car" (Balearico Mix) Stanley, Wiggs Balearico 4:18
  • UK promo to promote Casino Classics. The disc was only available from the band's fan club.

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