Saint Etienne discography

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Saint Etienne discography
Releases
Studio albums 8
Compilation albums 11
EPs 4
Singles 36
Soundtracks 2
Remix albums 2

This is the discography for British indie-dance band Saint Etienne.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions
UK
[1]
GER
[2]
NOR
[3]
SWE
[4]
US EL
[5]
1991 Foxbase Alpha 34
1993 So Tough
  • Released: 9 March 1993
  • Labels: Heavenly, Warner Bros.
7
1994 Tiger Bay
  • Released: 28 June 1994
  • Labels: Heavenly, Warner Bros.
8 31
1998 Good Humor 18 11 51
2000 Sound of Water 33 23 47
2002 Finisterre
  • Released: 30 September 2002
  • Labels: Sub Pop, Mantra
55 92 11
2005 Tales from Turnpike House 72 10
2012 Words and Music by Saint Etienne 26 41 18

Soundtracks[edit]

Remix albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Additional information
UK
[6]
US EL
1993 You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone
  • Released: November 1993
  • Labels: Heavenly
  • Collection of B-sides (1990-1993)
1995 Fairy Tales from Saint Etienne
  • Released: 10 May 1995 (Japan only)
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
Too Young to Die: Singles 1990-1995
  • Released: November 1995
  • Labels: Heavenly
17
[1]
1997 Continental
  • Released: 21 June 1997 (Japan), 18 May 2009 (UK)
  • Labels: L'appareil-Photo, Heavenly
  • Compilation of non-album singles, cover versions and new material recorded in 1996-97
  • Originally released in Japan only, given an expanded 2CD British release in 2009
1998 Fairfax High
  • Released: 8 September 1998
  • Labels: Subpop
  • Bonus album included with initial US versions of Good Humor
2001 Interlude
  • Released: 20 February 2001
  • Labels: Sub Pop/Mantra
  • Collection of B-sides (1998-2001), released in US only
Smash the System: Singles and More
  • Released: September 2001
  • Labels: Heavenly
84
2004 Travel Edition 1990-2005
  • Released: 22 November 2004 (US only)
  • Labels: Sub Pop
20
[5]
2005 Smash the System: Singles 1990-99
  • Released: 2005
  • Labels: Heavenly
  • Budget priced Single-CD version of above 2001 compilation
2009 London Conversations: The Best of Saint Etienne
  • Released: 16 February 2009
  • Labels: Heavenly Records
79
  • Three versions: standard 2 CD set, 2 CD/DVD book and Double LP vinyl

Boxsets[edit]

  • Saint Etienne On 45: Part 1 (16 April 2011, Heavenly) (A lim­ited edi­tion (1500 cop­ies only) box set of 7″ singles released exclusively for record store day. Consists of six 7“s — each one a Saint Etienne single not pre­vi­ously released on 7″ vinyl)

Extended plays[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Additional information Chart position Album
UK
[1]
GER IRL SWE
[4]
US
[8]
US DP
[8]
US DS
[8]
1990 "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" Lead vocal: Moira Lambert 95 Foxbase Alpha
"Kiss and Make Up" Lead vocal: Donna Savage, new recording included on US editions of Foxbase Alpha 80
1991 "Nothing Can Stop Us" / "Speedwell" UK double A-side 53 1 15
"7 Ways to Love" Released under the moniker 'Cola Boy', lead vocal: Janey Lee Grace 8
[9]
9
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart" / "Filthy" UK double A-side re-release, lead vocal: Moira Lambert, additionally charted in the U.S. at #11 on the Modern Rock Chart. 39 97 1 4 Foxbase Alpha
"He is Cola" Released under the moniker 'Cola Boy', lead vocal: Janey Lee Grace
1992 "Join Our Club" / "People Get Real" UK double A-side release 21 So Tough (US) ("Join Our Club") / Foxbase Alpha (US) ("People Get Real")
"I'm Too Sexy" Part of split EP with Flowered Up and The Rockingbirds 26
[10]
The Fred EP
"Avenue" 40 So Tough
1993 "You're in a Bad Way" 12
"Hobart Paving" / "Who Do You Think You Are" UK double A-side, Co-lead vocal by Debsey, "Who Do You Think You Are?" charted in US 23 5 36
"I Was Born On Christmas Day" Featuring Tim Burgess 31 Xmas 93
1994 "Pale Movie" 28 Tiger Bay
"Like a Motorway" 47
"Hug My Soul" 32 40
1995 "Jungle Pulse" with Étienne Daho, France only Reserection
"He's on the Phone" with Étienne Daho 11 41 33 Too Young to Die - The Singles
1996 "Angel" / "Burnt Out Car" Double A-side, limited release Casino Classics
1998 "Sylvie" 12 Good Humor
"The Bad Photographer" 27
"Lose That Girl" Austria promo only
1999 "Lover Plays the Bass" France limited 7" only
"52 Pilot" US limited 7" only Places to Visit
"Saturday" France limited 7" only The Misadventures of Saint Etienne
2000 "How We Used to Live" CD ineligible to chart, charted on 12" sales only 155
[6]
Sound of Water
"Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" Paul van Dyk featuring Saint Etienne 7
[11]
45 19
[12]
11
[13]
Out There and Back
"Heart Failed (In the Back of a Taxi)" 50 Sound of Water
2001 "Boy is Crying" 34
2002 "Action" 41 Finisterre
"Shower Scene" Spain promo only
2003 "Soft Like Me" Vocals with Wildflower 40
2005 "Side Streets" 36 Tales from Turnpike House
"A Good Thing" limited edition single 70
2006 "Stars Above Us" US only 6
2008 "Burnt Out Car" new remixed version, limited edition single 167
[14]
London Conversations:
The Best of Saint Etienne
2009 "Method of Modern Love" limited edition single 56
2012 "Tonight" Words and Music by Saint Etienne
"I've Got Your Music"

Fan club releases[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Additional information
1995 I Love to Paint Material from 1990–1995
1999 Built on Sand (Rarities: 1994-1999)
2002 Asleep at the Wheels of Steel
2006 Nice Price
What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? Soundtrack, later given a very limited full scale release
2008 Boxette Four-disc box set containing previous fan club-only releases: I Love to Paint, Built on Sand, Asleep at the Wheels of Steel. The fourth disc Eric Random contains the 1997 Valentine EP tracks and some new unreleased tracks.
2010 A Glimpse of Stocking Christmas compilation, including all previous fan-club Christmas EPs and 7 new songs. The CD was only available from the band's online shop and was sent to purchasers by the end of November 2010. There is a special edition including an exclusive personalized track featuring the purchasers name in the lyrics.

Singles and extended plays[edit]

Year Title Additional information
1995 Xmas '95 3-track CD single, main track "Driving Home for Christmas" (Chris Rea cover)
1997 Valentine's Day '97 4-track CD single, lead track "Southern Train"
1998 Xmas '98 2-track CD single, lead track "I Don't Intend to Spend Christmas Without You" (originally by Claudine Longet)
2003 Xmas 2003 3-track CD single initially given away free at Xmas '03 gigs then given out free to fan club members in 2004. Main track "Snow" (Randy Newman cover)
2006 Merry Xmas 2006 from Saint Etienne 2-track CD single given away free at the Saint Etienne Xmas Party Turntable Cafe on 21 December 2006. Main track "21st Century Christmas" (Cliff Richard cover)
2009 Now 4 Four-track homemade and hand-numbered compilation. Only 72 copies were produced by Bob Stanley to thank the fans who helped him complete his "Now That's What I Call Music!" record collection. It contains "Gotta Jump" (the Xenomania version of b-side "Gotta Job"), "Back to 95", "Like A Motorway (japanese Version)" and "Soft Like Me (Li Dixon Red Corner Mix)".
2010 Re-Issue Roustabout 2-track CD single given away free at the Saint Etienne Reissue Roustabout Party at St Aloysius Church Hall on 8 octobre 2010. First track is "Milk Bottle Symphony (early version)" and second track is "Crying all the Way to the Terminal", a 1998 outtake.
2011 Xmas'11 EP Limited edition 7' single, featuring exclusive track "Santa's False teeth" and three songs from "A Glimpse of Stocking" ("No Cure for the Common Christmas", "Unwrap Me" and "Welcome Home"). A free CD version of the EP was given away to the band's 2011 Christmas party guests.[15]

Various artist compilation albums[edit]

  • The Trip created by St. Etienne (27 Sep 2004, Commercial Marketing)
  • Songs for Mario's Cafe (28 Jun 2004, Discothèque)
  • Saint Etienne Present Songs for the Dog And Duck (2 Nov 2009, Ace)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Chart Stats - Saint Etienne". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  2. ^ "musicline.de - Chartverfolgung / SAINT ETIENNE / Longplay-Chartverfolgung". PHONONET GmbH. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Discography Saint Etienne". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  4. ^ a b "Discography Saint Etienne". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  5. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Saint Etienne > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  6. ^ a b "UK Chartlog - 1994–2010 DJ S – The System Of Life". zobbel.de. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "British certificates: searchable database". bpi.co.uk. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c "allmusic ((( Saint Etienne > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  9. ^ "Chart Stats - Cola Boy". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  10. ^ "Chart Stats - Saint Etienne/Flowered Up/Rockingbirds". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  11. ^ "Chart Stats - Tell Me Why (The Riddle) ft Saint Etienne". chartstats.com. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". chartstats.com. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  13. ^ "allmusic ((( Paul van Dyk > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart for the week ending 4 October". ChartsPlus (Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd) (371): 1–4. 
  15. ^ http://store.universal-music.co.uk/restofworld/limited-editions/saint-etienne-xmas-11-ep/invt/0602527917658/

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