Reserection EP

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Reserection
EP by Saint Etienne and Étienne Daho
Released June 1995 (1995-06)
Recorded 1995
Genre Electronica
Label Virgin - 8 93070 2
Producer Saint Etienne, Étienne Daho
Saint Etienne chronology
Fairy Tales from Saint Etienne
(1995)
Reserection
(1995)
Too Young to Die - The Singles
(1995)

Reserection EP was a 1995 release by French pop star Étienne Daho, working alongside English dance-pop band Saint Etienne. It was only released in France and Japan. The title Reserection is word play between résurrection and érection.

The "resurrection" of the title was a response to rumours at the time that Daho was HIV-positive, or even that he had already died.[1] The opening track, "Reserection", puts the matter to rest as Daho states that he will rise from his "cendres fiction" (fictitious ashes) "encore et encore" (again and again).[2]

The only English song was "Accident", a reworked version of Daho's 1984 French-language hit single "Weekend à Rome", with original English lyrics. Daho's speech from "Reserection" is also reprised within the song. "Jungle Pulse" and "X Amours" are French-language reworkings of Saint Etienne's "Filthy" and "Paper" respectively.

Daho only released "Jungle Pulse" as a single at first, but later Eurodance producer Steve Rodway produced a remix of "Accident" that became "He's on the Phone", released as the single from Saint Etienne's first greatest hits compilation, Too Young to Die - The Singles.

The band later worked with Daho on the single "Le Premier Jour", from his greatest hits compilation Singles.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Reserection" - 0:55
  2. "Jungle Pulse" - 4:47
  3. "X Amours" - 3:39
  4. "Accident" - 4:34
  5. "Le Baiser Français" - 4:16

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Belgium Ultratop Singles Chart (Wallonia) 22
French SNEP Singles Chart 12
UK Albums Chart 50

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography: Étienne Daho". Radio France Internationale. November 2005. Retrieved 2006-10-29. 
  2. ^ Dorset, Mark and Anthony Bailey (June 29, 2002). "Lyrics: Reserection". Saint Etienne Heaven. Retrieved 2006-10-29.