Continental (album)

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Continental
Compilation album by Saint Etienne
Released 21 June 1997 (1997-06-21)
Recorded 1995–1997
Genre Synthpop, house, trip hop
Length 52:43
Label L'appareil-Photo - COCY-80608
Heavenly - HVNLP70
Producer Saint Etienne
Saint Etienne chronology
Casino Classics
(1996)
Continental
(1997)
Good Humor
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.6/10) link
Jam Showbiz 4.5/5 stars

Continental is an album by the British band Saint Etienne which had original release only in Japan.

It is a compilation that includes previously released material such as the UK hit "He's on the Phone" as well as curios like their cover of the Paul Gardiner/Gary Numan song "Stormtrooper in Drag". 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[edit]

1997 release - CD: L'appareil-Photo / COCY-80608, 2009 release - CD: Heavenly / HVNLP70CDDE[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Shad Thames"   3:33
2. "Burnt Out Car (Balearico Mix)"   4:18
3. "Sometimes in Winter"   4:11
4. "Winter Melody (Psychonauts Mix)"   4:44
5. "Public Information Film"   1:02
6. "The Process"   3:09
7. "He's on the Phone"   4:07
8. "Stormtrooper in Drag (Edit)"   5:27
9. "Star"   4:02
10. "Down by the Sea"   3:13
11. "The Sea (PFM Mix)"   7:16
12. "Lonesome"   3:25
13. "Angel (Broadcast Mix)"   4:16

2009 release - Bonus CD: Heavenly / HVNLP70CDDE[edit]

CD Two
No. Title Length
1. "Accident"   4:30
2. "Is It True"   2:52
3. "Where Did Our Love Go (Demo)"   2:49
4. "Groveley Road"   3:40
5. "How I Learned to Love the Bomb"   3:04
6. "Postal Interlude"   1:25
7. "Can't Stop Now"   4:34
8. "Under Her Spell"   4:20
9. "Saturday"   3:20
10. "Suburban Autumn Lieutenant"   4:04
11. "We Could Have It All (Demo)"   2:48
12. "Lover Plays the Bass"   4:16
13. "Home (Demo)"   4:47
14. "Burnt Out Car (X Files Version)"   2:52

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cooper, William. "Continental". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 January 2012.