• saint etienne Tales from Turnpike House (Deluxe Edition) (double CD, £10.50)

    label: heavenly

    ‘Tales From Turnpike House’ is the seventh studio album by Saint Etienne. It is a concept album in which the songs depict characters who all live in the eponymous block of flats in London.  The album features two tracks co-written and produced by Xenomania (‘Lightning Strikes Twice’ and ‘Stars Above Us’) as well as a guest vocal from 1970s pop star David Essex on ‘Relocate’ (Essex had earlier appeared on the Saint Etienne album ‘So Tough’ via sampled dialogue from the 1973 film ‘That’ll Be The Day’).  This remastered deluxe edition features unreleased material and sleeve notes by Jeremy Deller. Track Listing: Disc 1 1Sun in My Morning 2Milk Bottle Symphony 3Lightning Strikes Twice 4Slow Down at the Castle 5A Good Thing 6Side Streets 7Last Orders for Gary Stead 8Stars Above Us 9Relocate 10The Bird Man of EC1 11Teenage Winter 12Goodnight Jack / Disc 2 1Murder in E Minor 2Take Me Home (On a Pushbike) 3Another Cup of Coffee 4School Run 5You Can Judge a Book By Its Cover 6Who Pays the Rent 7Woodhenge 8Got a Job 9Holiday Song 10The Leyton Art Inferno 11Missing Persons Bureau 12Aqualad 13Book Norton 14Quiet Essex


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