Tales from Turnpike House [Import]
(Bonus Track, Japan - Import)
Saint Etienne return in 2005 with "Tales from Turnpike House", a sublime collection of songs about life on a council estate through the eyes of it's inhabitants. Like most bands formed by former music journalists, Saint Etienne was a highly conceptual group. The trio's concept was to fuse the British pop sounds of '60s London with the dance club rhythms and productions that defined the post-acid house England of the early '90s. Led by songwriters Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs and fronted by vocalist Sarah Cracknell, the group managed to carry out their concept and in the process they helped make indie dance a viable genre in the U.K. This version includes "The Leyton Art Inferno" and "Got a Job", both of which are not on the UK edition, as well as "Relocate" and "The Birdman of EC1" which do not appear on the U.S. edition.