You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone (album)

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You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone
Compilation album by Saint Etienne
Released November 1993
Recorded 1990 - 1993
Genre Indie pop
House
Ambient house
Synthpop
Electronica
Length 49:02
Label Heavenly Records
Producer Saint Etienne
Saint Etienne chronology
So Tough
(1993)
You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone
(1993)
Tiger Bay
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone (1993) is an album by the British band Saint Etienne. It was the first of several compilations released by the band, assembling various non-LP tracks such as the single "Who Do You Think You Are" with b-sides and other tracks. The title is derived from the song of the same name by the Beach Boys.

Before its release as a proper album, the disc was originally packaged in a 2 CD limited edition reissue of So Tough (HVNLP6CDX)

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Who Do You Think You Are"   3:55
2. "Archway People"   3:21
3. "California Snow Story"   4:20
4. "Kiss and Make Up (Extended Version)"   6:19
5. "Duke Duvet"   3:12
6. "Filthy"   5:31
7. "Join Our Club"   3:17
8. "Paper"   4:09
9. "People Get Real"   4:45
10. "Some Place Else"   3:42
11. "Speedwell"   6:31

Singles[edit]

  • "Kiss and Make Up" September 1990
  • "Speedwell" (double A-side with "Nothing Can Stop Us") May 1991
  • "Join Our Club"/"People Get Real" May 1992
  • "Who Do You Think You Are" (double A-side with "Hobart Paving") May 1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r478568