saint etienne Good Humor (LP, £19.75)label: heavenly
‘Good Humor’ is Saint Etienne’s fourth album, originally released in 1998. • The American spelling "humor" is used in the title as the band were, according to Sarah Cracknell, "fed up with the 'quintessentially English' tag, so there was a bit of a backlash against that“. • The album was a departure for the group, who had been associated with the Indie Dance genre. • ’Tiger Bay’, their previous album, had added many acoustic and orchestral elements but still belonged to the synthpop and dance genres, while ’Good Humor’ is a more acoustic affair. • ‘Good Humor’ was demoed in the UK using synths and drum machines, but was recorded in Sweden under the guidance of Tore Johansson, who augmented their sound with a full band and a horn section. • Includes postcard download card, printed inner sleeve.
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