Both sets of discs are extremely welcome bookends to Saint Etienne’s always interesting and enjoyable backcatalogue.»
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originally released in 1994, 'tiger bay' was saint etienne's third long player and their second top 10 album. it took the group into a new place by mixing traditional folk melodies with modern electronica. they worked with underworld, shara nelson, stephen duffy, arranger david whitaker, and birmingham neo-dubsters original rockers to create a windblown but lush record, echoing its oil painting cover. the album has been remastered by the band and expanded to 2 discs.
the second disc contains 7 previously unheard bonus tracks including an abandoned sequel to mario's cafe called 'black horse latitudes' (set in the evening, in a tufnell park pub), and 'the perky wedding of stacy dorning' which looked forward to the sunshine pop of 1998's 'good humour'. the deluxe edition comes in luxurious packing with an expanded booklet featuring extensive sleeve notes from the band's original pr robin turner.
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