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Studio album by Sarah Cracknell
Released 1997 (UK)
2000 (U.S.)
Recorded 1996-1997
Genre Pop/Dance
Label Gut Records (UK)
Instinct Records (U.S.)
Producer Sarah Cracknell
Guy Batson
Ian Catt
D.O.G. Productions
Stephen Hague
Stephen Lironi
Warne Livesey
Johnny Male
Dom T
Jeremy Wheatley
Andy Wright
Sarah Cracknell chronology
Kelly's Locker
Alternative covers
US 2000 cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars link

Lipslide is the debut solo album from Saint Etienne lead singer Sarah Cracknell. The album was co-produced by Cracknell and a variety of producers and released in the UK by Gut Records in 1997. Upon its release Lipslide earned favorable reviews from music critics, although it was not a commercial success. Musically the album does not stray too far from Cracknell's work with Saint Etienne, as it contains electronic and indie-styled pop music.[1] [2] [3] [4]

Lipslide was not released in the United States until 2000. Licenced to Instinct Records, the album's cover art and tracklist were altered — four tracks were removed and replaced by four new songs. Additionally, the song "Home" was presented in a different mix. These four missing songs and the original version of "Home" were later included on the Kelly's Locker EP, released in 2000 by Instinct.[5]

"Anymore" was released as a single in the UK prior to the album, peaking at number thirty-nine in the UK Singles Chart in 1996. "Desert Baby" was also released but did not chart.

Track listing[edit]

UK version[edit]

  1. "Ready or Not" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  2. "Desert Baby" (Cracknell, Lironi)
  3. "Coastal Town" (Cracknell, Bund)
  4. "Home" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  5. "Anymore" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  6. "How Far" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  7. "Goldie" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  8. "Taxi" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  9. "Taking off for France" (Cracknell, Lironi)
  10. "If You Leave Me" (Cracknell, Catt)
  11. "Penthouse Girl, Basement Boy" (Cracknell, Lironi, Priestman)
  12. "Can't Stop Now" (Cracknell, Waterfield)

Japanese version[edit]

  1. "Ready or Not" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  2. "Desert Baby" (Cracknell, Lironi)
  3. "Downtown" (Hatch) (Petula Clark Cover)
  4. "Coastal Town" (Cracknell, Bund)
  5. "Home" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  6. "Anymore" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  7. "How Far" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  8. "Goldie" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  9. "Taxi" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  10. "Taking off for France" (Cracknell, Lironi)
  11. "If You Leave Me" (Cracknell, Catt)
  12. "Empire State High"(Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  13. "Penthouse Girl, Basement Boy" (Cracknell, Lironi, Priestman)
  14. "Can't Stop Now" (Cracknell, Waterfield)
  15. "Oh Boy, The Felling When You Held My Hand" (Cracknell, Feld)
  16. "Fifth Floor" (Cracknell, Lironi, Catt)
  17. "Aussie Soap Girl" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)

Scandinavian Version[edit]

  1. "Ready Or Not"
  2. "Desert Baby"
  3. "Coastal Town"
  4. "Home"
  5. "Anymore"
  6. "How Far"
  7. "Goldie"
  8. "Taxi"
  9. "Taking Off For France"
  10. "Empire State High"
  11. "If You Leave Me"
  12. "Penthouse Girl, Basement Boy"
  13. "Can't Stop Now"

US version (2000)[edit]

  1. "Anymore" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  2. "Home" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  3. "Ready or Not" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  4. "Desert Baby" (Cracknell, Lironi)
  5. "Goldie" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  6. "Oh Boy, the Feeling When You Held My Hand" (Cracknell, Feld)
  7. "Coastal Town" (Cracknell, Bund)
  8. "Aussie Soap Girl" (Cracknell, Male, Batson)
  9. "4 Months, 2 Weeks" (Cracknell, Catt)
  10. "Can't Stop Now" (Cracknell, Waterfield)
  11. "Fifth Floor" (Cracknell, Catt)
  12. "If You Leave Me" (Cracknell, Catt)
  13. "Anymore" (music video)

Deluxe Edition (2012)[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. Ready Or Not
  2. Home
  3. Coastal Town
  4. Desert Baby
  5. Anymore
  6. How Far
  7. Goldie
  8. Taxi
  9. Taking Off For France
  10. If You Leave Me
  11. Can't Stop Now

CD 2[edit]

  1. Ready Or Not (demo)
  2. Can't Stop Now (demo)
  3. What Kind Of Love
  4. Fifth Floor
  5. Aussie Soap Girl
  6. You Just Won Me Over
  7. Judy Don't You Worry
  8. Sea Shells
  9. Summer Song
  10. Home (UK album version)
  11. Departure Lounge
  12. Empire State High
  13. Open Your Eyes
  14. What Happens Next
  15. Miles Apart


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