• saint etienne So Tough (LP, £19.75)

    label: heavenly

    ‘So Tough’ is the second studio album by British band Saint Etienne. • First released in 1993, it is their highest-charting album to date, reaching No. 7 on the UK Album Charts. • The album takes its title from The Beach Boys’ ‘Carl And The Passions - So Tough’ album. • The album was indebted to Sixties classics ‘The Who Sell Out’ by The Who, ‘Smile’ by The Beach Boys and ‘Head’ by The Monkees. • The album was originally intended as a concept album which starts at Mario’s Café in London then travels around the world, however it came to be viewed as a solely London album. • The album cover features lead singer Sarah Cracknell aged 6, taken by her father Derek Cracknell. • Includes postcard digital download card and printed inner sleeve.

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