Kiss and Make Up

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For the 1934 film, see Kiss and Make-Up. For the biography KISS and Make-up, see Gene Simmons.

"Let's Kiss and Make Up" is a song by The Field Mice from their 1989 album Snowball. It is better known in the form of Saint Etienne's cover version of 1990, which retitled it "Kiss and Make Up" and was released as a single.

Saint Etienne version[edit]

"Kiss and Make Up"
Single by Saint Etienne
from the album Foxbase Alpha
A-side "Kiss and Make Up"
B-side "Sky's Dead"
Released September 1990 (1990-09)
Format 7", 12", CD
Genre Indie pop
Label Heavenly - HVN4
Writer(s) A side: Wratten/Hiscock
B side: Stanley/Wiggs
Saint Etienne singles chronology
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
(1990)
"Kiss and Make Up"
(1990)
"Nothing Can Stop Us"
(1991)

Saint Etienne were "drinking buddies" with Michael Hiscock from The Field Mice.[1] The group recorded a demo of this song in their first studio session in January 1990, with New Zealand singer Donna Savage of Dead Famous People on vocals. Notably, they would go on to record what would become their first hit single, "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," in that same session. This demo of "Kiss And Make Up" was released as a bonus track on the group's 2009 release, Foxbase Beta, a remix of their 1991 debut album, Foxbase Alpha.

A re-recorded version of "Kiss And Make Up," also with Savage on vocals, was released in 1990 by Heavenly Records as the band's follow-up single to "Only Love Can Break Your Heart." This version can be found on several compilation albums.

"Kiss and Make Up" does not feature on the original UK version of Foxbase Alpha, but does feature on the US release. The US release contains a third version of the song, re-recorded with Sarah Cracknell on vocals. Cracknell had recently joined Saint Etienne as the group's full-tume vocalist.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written and composed by Wratten, Hiscock; except where indicated.

7" - Heavenly / HVN4
  1. "Kiss and Make Up" – 4:09
  2. "Sky's Dead" (Stanley, Wiggs) – 3:02
12" - Heavenly / HVN4 12
  1. "Kiss and Make Up (Extended Version)" – 6:19
  2. "Sky's Dead" (Stanley, Wiggs) – 7:32
12" - Heavenly / HVN4 12R
  1. "Kiss and Make Up (Midsummer Madness Mix)" – 8:19
  2. "Kiss and Make (Midsummer Dubness Mix)" – 7:10
  • Pete Heller - Producer, Additional Keyboards, Additional Programming
CD - Heavenly / HVN4CD
  1. "Kiss and Make Up" – 4:09
  2. "Kiss and Make (Extended Version)" – 6:19
  3. "Sky's Dead" (Stanley, Wiggs) – 7:32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saint Etienne official site: Kiss and Make Up". Saintetienne.com. 2012-05-28. Retrieved 2012-06-13.