Saint Etienne ‎– Action

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Mantra Recordings ‎– MNT73T, Mantra Recordings ‎– MNT 73T
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A Action (DJ Tiesto Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – DJ Tiesto*
6:50
B1 Action (Mr Joshua Mix)
Remix – Mr. Joshua
5:02
B2 Action (Laub Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Laub
4:26

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (text): 6 09008 00736 5
  • Label Code: LC 05485

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MNT73CD Saint Etienne Action(CD, Single, CD1) Mantra Recordings MNT73CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
MNT73CDE Saint Etienne Action(CD, Maxi) Mantra Recordings, Remote Control MNT73CDE Australia 2002 Sell This Version
MNT73CD2 Saint Etienne Action(CD, Single, CD2) Mantra Recordings MNT73CD2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
MNT73CD2 St Etienne* Action(CDr, Single, Promo) Mantra Recordings MNT73CD2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
STET 9T Saint Etienne Action (DJ Tiësto Remixes)(12", Promo) Mantra Recordings STET 9T UK 2002 Sell This Version

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djrichmatthews

djrichmatthews

February 14, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

This vinyl is worth it just for the retro-kitsch cover art alone but what's really surprising is that there's a mix of the song here that actually matches the feel of the cover art - and no its not Mr. Verwest's mix - it's the Laub mix on the flip. The pair have taken the song and transformed it from the standard Etienne sound or standard remix thereof into a breakbeat-electro-tech house hybrid that has the punch (no pun intended) of the great up-tempo James Bond themes like "Live And Let Die" or "A View To A Kill" complete with an almost retro-orchestral feel of earlier 007 themes like "We Have All The Time In The World" or "You Only Live Twice" ... and with a good dose of Ms. Bassey's vocal prowess thrown in for good measure --- and this is practically a dub!

A definite unexpected gem being overshadowed by bigger names. And there's that cool cover art to boot, too...